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It’s up to nationalists to convince unionists of the merits of unity

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Leaving aside the huge issue of Brexit and her estranged daughter, Protocol, the other important issue impacting Northern Ireland and its relationship with the UK is Scotland and its independence movement, led by the dynamic First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and her Scottish National Party.

If the Scottish independence movement is successful in achieving independence, then, by its very nature, the United Kingdom will be dramatically transformed into a lonely English-dominated little Britain, divorced not just from Scotland, but also Europe.

Despite having achieved great success in this year’s Scottish parliamentary elections to Holyrood, Nicola Sturgeon fell short by one seat, of a parliamentary majority.

But she has now consolidated her government’s position by cementing a new parliamentary alliance with the Scottish Greens, who are keen supporters of Scottish independence. This agreement is another milestone in the painstaking journey towards Scottish independence.

Over the past two weeks, the SNP and the Scottish Greens finalised their draft agreement to share power in Edinburgh.

Last Saturday, the rank-and-file membership of the Greens endorsed that power-sharing agreement by an 83% majority.

While the Greens will not take up Cabinet posts, they will assume junior ministries dealing with........

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