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Letters: July 2021

What readers made of our June edition

By Prospect Team  

Altered states

Feargal Cochrane’s essay (“Unionism, nationalism and unrequited love,” June) correctly diagnoses one of the features of Northern Ireland’s unique and occasionally tragic predicament at the crossroads of two states: its ambivalent relationships with those two “patron” countries—Ireland and Britain.

But what happens when one of those states is fundamentally altering itself, as the UK currently is? Elsewhere in the same issue, Tom Clark asks important questions about the acceptability of monarchy in the 21st century, and Jill Rutter asks whether Whitehall and Westminster are equipped to rebuild trust in governance. Citizens in Northern Ireland are…

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