Unfortunately, the articles assert much more. They claim the territory and allegiance of one million Unionists who repeatedly and consistently reject the claim. The term 'United Ireland', used to describe the claim, is unreasonable and certainly not a neutral use of language. In terms of people, a 'greater Ireland' policy is a more accurate description. Territorial claims are dangerous, and advocates of such a policy should not be surprised that 1 per cent of nationalist adults in Northern Ireland feel it is worth fighting for.
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