One of my favourite Blogs was always the esteemed and late lamented “Horsemans” site, Ulsters Doomed.

Intelligent, thought provoking, partisan certainly but never boring. I thought it would be an interesting exercise to take his points of reference – Census, elections, NISRA statistics etc and continue the trends and analysis and view them in light of new information since he passed away.

My intention is to examine whether his analysis was correct and, if it was, if the central thesis he believed in will come to pass. I have no truck with the “Outbreeding theory”. I honestly believe that Unionisms best interests lie in an “All Ireland” outcome and that will only come about through a process which I believe has already begun.

My interest is, I suppose, academic.