The furious and incredulous reaction to Melanie Phillips's claim that Ireland isn't a real nation 2 years ago

The furious and incredulous reaction to Melanie Phillips's claim that Ireland isn't a real nation

FAKE NEWS!

You've probably seen some rumblings on social media this morning and if not, you're bound to hear it being blasted on the airwaves for the rest of the day.

In a piece for The Times  entitled “Britain is the authentic nation in this battle”, Melanie Phillips has said that Ireland has a “tenuous claim to nationhood”.

Phillips said: "The claim to unite Ireland is tenuous since Ireland itself has a tenuous claim to nationhood, having seceded from Britain as the Irish Free State only in 1922."

She went on to state that Britian is an authentic, unitary nation by comparison.

The type of thinking it requires to draw that conclusion is simply astounding.

Obviously there was a strong reaction to her article online...

Although not everyone felt the same way... or were being controversial for the sake of it, rather like the original article.