Letter: Referendums, North and South, for Ireland

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From Mr M Blackman

Sir: P Tomlin asks (letter, 21 February) whether it is in the interests of Britain to continue to pour unending millions into security in Northern Ireland. He suggests that peace will never come to the province until partition is ended.

Given the interest that Mr Clinton and other American presidents, not to mention countless senators, have shown in Ireland, perhaps a compromise solution which would satisfy as many parties as possible would be for Ulster to become the 51st state.

Yours faithfully,

M Blackman

London, SE5