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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 08, 2017, 12:27:30 PM »
Personally, i'm scratching my head. It's a load of aspirational nonsense. There's no agreement because there's nothing specific in it. Sadly I feel when it comes to the real dealing on this the political landscape won't be as favourable.

There were never going to be specifics at this stage - that's all Phase 2. Phase 1 was just about setting parameters, and I think we've done well on that front.
That would be my take

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 08, 2017, 12:26:31 PM »
I think this is better than Monday. Ensures north/south trade, and West / East. Does specify East / West. So NI could have best of both.

It does mean that NI could have higher regulations that both EU / UK that allows trade into both.

The north will be no different to the rest of the UK.

The EU and the UK will agree on regulation that is aligned, probably along existing custom union lines. The UK will call theirs something else, UK continent export regulation or something (CER).

Monday was a 'false flag operation'. To test the response. It was the response they wanted and the one they helped provoke by sending Varadkar out with special deal for the north. It seems Varadkar didn't know anything about this but the DUP were prepared. As soon as Varadkar called his press conference and the leaked documents came on line, every interested party in the UK were shouting for special status. Now everyone is happy.

Let's hope Corbyn keeps his mouth shut for a few weeks.
This wee scenario makes some sense apart from the British PM being completely embarrassed on the international stage.  I may even buy that, as a crafty political move if she had been a strong leader up to that point and had the points to recover from it.  But she didn't, she has been through embarrassment after embarrassment, and I would struggle to accept that she put herself through a charade that she will get pummelled for quite a while to come.  There is no way she deliberately done that.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:12:51 AM »
I enjoyed Celtic's second half performance last night. They showed guts and no little skill on the ball considering the value of the team in footballing terms. They rode their luck in the first half and the goal was unlucky. Celtic fans need to be realistic as to their expectations. There are PL teams struggling in the EL with bigger budgets than Celtic. So well done to BR and the team they did what was required.

There's no room for calm and measured posts on this forum, what are you thinking?  ;D
Anderlecht have a bigger budget than us. If we better teams like that, I'm happy. We got a bollocks of a group for the second year in a row. I would have fancied us in the Liverpool or Man U groups to have made a play for second.

Bigger budget than Celtic? Belgium league?
Celtic are worth E57.8 mil,  Anderlecht are worth E100.85.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 06, 2017, 06:11:26 PM »
Absolute bullshit.Catholic and Protestant professional classes always  lived together in the leafy suburbs,even in Portadown.I spent my early years in the Killicomaine Housing estate,mixed then,but now a loyalist enclave,in the same housing conditions as many Protestants.My parents,both born in the 1920s,were never once out of work,and enjoyed or suffered the same terms and conditions as their fellow,vastly predominantly Protestant work colleagues.

The access to free education introduced by the British Labour Party post WWII benefitted Catholics far more than Protestants and led to the educated civil rights leaders like Hume,Bernadette Devlin, and Mc Cann etc.
Absolute bullshit?  So this better education led to these well educated types you listed to take up civil rights issues when none existed?  :o   ;D Seriously where do you pull this drivel from?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 04, 2017, 11:21:36 PM »
Not worth the paper it's written on.The UK and Dublin Governments will not even contemplate allowing a border poll,even though unionists are in the minority In Stormont currently.

An even worse scenario for Dublin than a hard border would be to take the North on board.

BTW I know one Catholic up here who is as staunch a Brexiteer as you will find,and I'm sure there is a lot more too.

Unionists "shared" power but always exercised a veto,hence Sinn Fein's decision to walk away
I'd have no doubt you run in some weird circles.  I have yet to meet anyone like the "nationlists" you describe. 

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:21:56 PM »
:oJesus he comes across as a complete t**ser also.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42219327
I read that earlier and thought the same thing. If he was an icecream he'd lick himself.
Like seriously have you ever heard the like of it.  A referee going in with a game plan  ;D.  Surely your game plan is the rules????

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:01:03 PM »
 :oJesus he comes across as a complete t**ser also.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42219327

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:49:52 PM »
Key phrase "no regulatory divergence"

If we get "continued alignment" that's a fudge and means nothing to anybody, other than a hurdle passed by May.



Correct, All-Ireland has won nothing yet

We wanted the flexibility the term gives us. It is only a fudge in that it gives us freedom in the event the UK get some fantasy sweetheart trade deal with the EU.

The UK conceded. We won. LV has done more to bring about a united Ireland in a weekend with a pen than Adams has in a lifetime of bloodshed. Get that through your heads.

the two words 'ass' and 'hole' when put together are for people like you.

What a pointless, childish post.
Fair play to you to admit that.  Are you withdrawing your post then?

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: December 04, 2017, 11:38:27 AM »
Forgot to mention Eddie Alvarez's superb KO with the knee.  Great scrap , but both men looked completely gassed.  Good pace to the fight but was surprised to see them so knackered.

Try going at the pace they were going at and not be exhausted. Brilliant fight, as expected.
Nah your alright, Ill just watch them boys try and do it :)

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:48:01 AM »
Sounded like a softening of attitude from Simon Coveney in his TV interview today ... all Ireland want's is an agreed parameter ref. the border issue, a resolution for it can wait until phase 2 of the negotiations ... hmmm.

Imagine that, FG selling northerners down the river. I think that reminds me of something...

Do you want to backtrack on that? Coveney in particular has been resolute and admirable in how he has gone about the negotiations. It would be much easier to just agree to whatever the UK propose if he wasn't bothered about the north.
Agree.  I have no love for FG but LV has done well and Coveney in particular has been excellent through these negotiations.  It has to be said they had an easy hand to play but they are playing it very very well.

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:27:49 AM »
Forgot to mention Eddie Alvarez's superb KO with the knee.  Great scrap , but both men looked completely gassed.  Good pace to the fight but was surprised to see them so knackered.

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: December 03, 2017, 10:24:34 PM »
Ngannous  ko was unreal.  Animal.

Would there be any chance mcgregor would step back down to featherweight at any stage?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: December 03, 2017, 02:09:30 PM »
So much for the Good Friday Agreement and a new relationship North South and East West.
SF and DUP behaving like spoilt children. British establishment attacking the Irish position

SF playing a blinder at the minute, no need to wade in and take focus off the Tory-DUP axis that is truely up shit creek without a padel.

SF have absolutley no interest in making a success of the frankenstien statelet. Its days are well and truely numbered, Gerry has stepped down so as not to get in the way.

Your dead right there. Sinn Fein are a byword for standing in the way of progreed. If only they and Gerry had stepped out of the road years ago wed be in a better position now.
Yeah that's why nationalists continue to stop voting for them in their droves.  They are on a downward spiral and will soon be a forgotten political force.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:18:47 PM »
I dont know.  I've watched that incident a number of times now.   I think it was a deliberate moment of madness.  I accept that it could be interpreted differently, but that's how it looked to me.  Only pogba will know for sure.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: November 25, 2017, 06:41:46 PM »
Your on the wind up

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