by Joe McVeigh
The claim of the DUP and the Tory London government that Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom is bogus. It is based on the pretence that part of Ireland still belongs to Britain and must therefore submit to the wishes of the majority in the United Kingdom. That north-eastern part of Ireland comprising of six of the 32 counties is, always was and always will be part of Ireland. It is not now and never will be British. Those who claim to be unionist may regard themselves as British but they live on Irish soil and are here as a result of colonisation. They have a right to live in Ireland but they have no right to prevent the Irish people from being part of one historical Irish nation.
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