We must be close to a point now where unionists need to actually sell the union to voters. Yes they'll always have their staunch supporters for it no matter what but a generation has grown up with aspirations beyond nationalism and unionism,people want to have a decent life and better prospects for their kids,and its looking like a very tough sales pitch for the hardline unionists because people are starting to look for logic in their arguments,not exactly their strong point. Its a similar situation with Sinn Fein this side of the border. FF/FG can't rely on shouting IRA anymore everytime they're on the back foot,it's not resonating with people trying to have a decent life,they don't care and its turning voters towards SF who might previously have cared. An editorial in the Indo last week warned FF/FG to stop using that tactic to deflect as it was having the opposite effect of what is intended. The Indo of all papers,they've been worse for it than either of those parties. But sure enough,after last weeks poll came out showing Sinn Fein in the lead,they didn't have one article or column attacking them,that's the first time thats happened in I don't know how long. Normally they always have something ready to go,but instead they just glossed over the thing as a whole.