It is perfectly acceptable for Orangism to accommodate itself to independence. Interestingly this is already more than a future possibility – as is apparent with the presence of thriving Orange Lodges and loyalist communities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and in the northern counties of the Irish Republic.
May’s dictatorial language yesterday on London’s position, with the lack of a response to Edinburgh from Number 10, leaves FM Sturgeon and the Scottish government with less room for manoeuvre.
We are stuck, and will remain stuck on the constitutional question, until we secure independence. Neither Westminster nor Holyrood can allow this impasse to become perpetual.
Exactly one hundred years ago today the Edinburgh born Saighdiúir na hÉireann was murdered by the British military administration in Dublin. Connolly was not the first to be felled by the invaders bullet, and nor would he be the last.