10/26/2006

Colonists against progress

I see that the last relic of the British Empire (Unionism) has come out against the two governments plans for a "joined up economy" i.e. All-Ireland economy on this island.

Both Unionist parties are opposed to the two governments plans of a major cross-border initiative on economic co-operation.



While no specific projects are mentioned yet it understood that the Irish government is planning to contribute up to £700m on a major spending package in the 6 counties.

This may include upgrading the Derry to Aughnacloy Road, helping to provide radiotherapy facilities at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry and co-funding the construction of the new north-south electricity interconnector.

All of these projects have benefits for all the people of Ireland, North and South.

It is hardly surprising that Unionism would oppose this, they have always had their heads up their own arses.

Most people however will see this as a chance to develop a strong All-Ireland economy that we will all benefit from.

There is no reason why the Celtic Tiger should stop at the Armagh/Louth border.

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