Ulster Unionism, Sustained By The Politics Of Appeasement

in essence, an anti-democratic and fascistic hangover of early 20th century Europe.

AN SIONNACH FIONN

At the start of the twentieth century a majority of voters on the island of Ireland in the referendum-style general election of 1918 supported the pro-independence “Nationalist” side. A minority of voters on the island supported the anti-independence “Unionist” side. However, unionists refused to accept the outcome of the 1918 plebiscite-election and insisted that the democratic mandate of the electorate on the island of Ireland was subordinate to that of an anti-independence minority in the north-east of the island.

A majority of voters on the island of Ireland in the referendum-style local elections of 1920 supported the pro-independence “Nationalist” side. A minority of voters on the island supported the anti-independence “Unionist” side. However, unionists refused to accept the outcome of the 1920 plebiscite-elections and insisted that the democratic mandate of the electorate on the island of Ireland was subordinate to that of an anti-independence minority in the north-east of the island.

A majority of voters on the…

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