"the alternative would be to simply wither in the silence of exhaustion."
Why the concern?
"Expressed in the starkest terms, the Border is the background against which all political and much cultural life in Northern Ireland... is worked out."
This is so they have not only that material basis necessary for civilised living but also hope for their children’s future."
It is almost possible to feel the heat of the past burning the soles of our feet.
So, please, in your consideration of the future of this place: tread carefully."