Saturday, 31 July 2010

Missing the opportunity

Dawn Purivs has made her contribution to the Union 2021.  While it is by no means the only example within the series, it is symptomatic of too many contributors to this series.  It is a predictable repetition of a position stated many times previously. Granted the questions could have been better framed but considering the number of times people have bemoaned the opportunity, depth or constructiveness of debate within Unionism I'd hoped more would have utilised the opportunity with more openess. 

In this spirit, perhaps they can ask contributors to write again in response to other contributions with an emphasis on something that has made them reassess or intend to approach something differently.  Perhaps through these means it will not be grow to something more than mostly elongated position statements.

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