Do you think it is possible that the main reason why Ireland doesn't want to rejoin the UK is out of pride?
Because they don't want to feel as though the war of independence was for nothing, they don't want to feel as though they've wasted so many promising young lives fighting the British.
Think about the reasons why Ireland left the union:
1. No say over their own affairs.
Answer - in these modern times they would have their own parliament in the UK.
2. Discrimination against Catholics in the general and specifically the Act Of Settlement. No doubt such discrimination isn't tolerated in modern times and I'm sure the British would agree to repeal the Act Of Settlement should Ireland rejoin.
3. Irish famine - in the unrealistic event that another famine happened would the British leave the Irish to starve in modern times? NO.
Of course I'm sure they're are other reasons but they are just a couple of the main ones.
Think about this sensibly - if Ireland were to rejoin the UK there would be many benefits - being in the same country as Northern Ireland once again for a start as well as being part of a bigger more powerful country where their ecomony would be even stronger. I don't think too many people would argue with this little statement - If an independent Ireland and the UK were equally were run by their governments economically then the UK economy would be stronger, would it not? That's what Ireland could look forward to.
I hope people don't just dismiss these arguments for rejoining the UK because they are too proud to admit that Ireland should rejoin and because they don't want to feel as though their War of Independence was for nothing.
Think about it in a positive way - if Ireland were to rejoin the UK where Catholics have equal rights and hold high positions of power and with a national parliament then Irish Independence for 80 odd years could be seen as a positive for having achieved a better Ireland WITHIN the UK at a FUTURE date.
What do you think?