"immerge" or immerse?<quoted text>
If you think one has to immerge completely in a study of Irish history to have an opinion, you are more deluded than I thought.
People make their opinion according from informations they receive through the media, and their own gut feelings.
Everybody knows that the Irish were cheated after a referendum at the begining of last century, and depending on their sympathies, support the status quo or want justice done.
No amount of reading is going to change that.
The Irish nationalist cause has gained increased international support over decades, in spite of the actions of the terrorists, and sometimes because of it! In mainland Britain itself, many people have come to look as the partiction of Ireland as a self-inflicted wound, and successive governments had to deal with that unnecessary burden.
But when one looks at the antics of the loyalists, one feels they have absolutely nothing to do with mainland Brits, apart from using our flag to dishonour it! I must say that the loyalist PR machine isn't very good: maybe they should recruit Max Clifford! LOL
maybe you should read a book or two