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seafoid

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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #3495 on: October 17, 2021, 04:28:54 AM »
https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/reunification-of-ireland-is-close-says-top-economist-posen-40920667.html

The reunification of Ireland will take place “within five to 10 years” because the conflict between politics and the economy under the NI Protocol is not sustainable, an economist has said.

Dr Adam S Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said he believed there was “no good option” for the future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. 
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« Reply #3496 on: October 17, 2021, 02:00:07 PM »
https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/reunification-of-ireland-is-close-says-top-economist-posen-40920667.html

The reunification of Ireland will take place “within five to 10 years” because the conflict between politics and the economy under the NI Protocol is not sustainable, an economist has said.

Dr Adam S Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said he believed there was “no good option” for the future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Posen's point is that for NI to have the “best of both worlds” under the NI Protocol required “political maturity” and it won't get it. So the Protocol setup could lead to benefits for NI but London and the Unionists will sabotage this.
In its first year, that seems a reasonable characterisation of events so far.
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« Reply #3497 on: October 17, 2021, 05:37:30 PM »
Gone copy and paste that article in seafoid please?

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« Reply #3498 on: October 17, 2021, 06:52:23 PM »
https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/reunification-of-ireland-is-close-says-top-economist-posen-40920667.html

The reunification of Ireland will take place “within five to 10 years” because the conflict between politics and the economy under the NI Protocol is not sustainable, an economist has said.

Dr Adam S Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said he believed there was “no good option” for the future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Posen's point is that for NI to have the “best of both worlds” under the NI Protocol required “political maturity” and it won't get it. So the Protocol setup could lead to benefits for NI but London and the Unionists will sabotage this.
In its first year, that seems a reasonable characterisation of events so far.

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- to pay more tax on sausages
When do we want it?
- Now!

The gerrymandered statelet could become an economic boomtown. But no, we can’t be having that! A basket case it is, and a basket case it shall remain.

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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #3499 on: October 17, 2021, 07:10:24 PM »
Has to be like "the rest of the UK" ;)
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