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Posted By: Declan
14-Nov-02 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: British Rule.The vote
Subject: RE: BS: British Rule.The vote
Wolfgang,

It was me you were replying to rather than McGrath, I think, and no offence is taken. I do try to be tolerant in most things, but groups don't come more right wing than many of those who have used the word 'Ulster' in their title over the years. I am unsure as to whether I include the current Ulster Unionist Party in that statement, but sometimes I think that they (or certain elements within them (esp Jeffrey Donaldson and the Willies) should be.

The original use of the term was to justify the view that 'Ulster' wanted to break away from the rest of Ireland when Home Rule was being discussed for the rest of Ireland in the early 20th Century, on the basis that it had always been a separate province from the rest of the country. The amount of the ancient province to be included in the state was carefully chosen to ensure that there would be a pro-unionist majority within the territory.