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Friday, 12 September 2008 22:24

A BBC Radio 4 documentary has discovered documents that disclose a plan by Harold Wilson to essentially abandon Northern Ireland.  In Wilson's plan, Northern Ireland would have left the United Kingdom and would have been converted to an independent dominion territory, much like Bermuda.  The big difference is that the province would not be part of the Commonwealth of Nations: it's hard to figure out how that would work!

The action following the collapse of the Sunningdale Agreement triggered by the Ulster Workers Council.  The collapse of the Agreement ended a power-sharing arrangement between nationalists and unionists.

A little more trivia: Bermuda has the third oldest functioning parliament in the world.

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