Len McCluskey told a conference fringe event that Unite was moving towards supporting Labour running in Northern Irish constituencies.
Despite the flare up of violence, Brexit has done more to put Irish unity on the agenda than ever before.
The political response to last week’s violence underlines the lack of will to restore devolution.
Theresa May now has cover to legislate for liberalisation - but the DUP could force her to then impose direct rule.
Yesterday’s Commons debate showed that while the bad press for the government will not subside, the political path to making abortions free, safe and legal in Northern Ireland is still unclear.
Arlene Foster has not ruled out future membership of a new customs union and that creates an opportunity for the government.
Any poll would be non-binding and is constitutionally unneccessary.
“Our bodies are governed by a piece of law which pre-dates the lightbulb.”
Amid calls to liberalise abortion law, the government is hiding behind the fiction that power-sharing is coming back. Instead, it can – and should – act now.
The party’s message on Brexit and devolution will strike a chord during Corbyn’s visit, but will always be tainted by the messenger’s past.
Public opinion in Northern Ireland appears to be moving towards the collapse of the union.