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Lord Kilclooney has suggested a Civil War would ensue from loyalists should a United Ireland come about as a result of a 50% plus one scenario
Designed to cause more fear in Dublin.

You make a valid point.If the UK is ever unable to bail out the North,the certainty is that Dublin will never be able to do it.

I still maintain there is no meaningful proportion of the Northern electorate who are amenable to economic arguments for a United Ireland,if any real arguments in this regard,do exist.Add in cultural differences,eg the role religious belief plays in the North,and you have after one hundred years,two practically irreconcilables entities.

The federal option,doesn't change anything,unionists would still control the North

The SDLP are and always were mere Dublin proxies and SF have their hands tied by the Brits about the past.There is no desire for unity by any southern parties,except SF,far less any strategy to deliver it.

So you think the UK is just going to magically and completely turn off the money tap?

If economic arguments won the day, catholic/nationalists up here would long ago have decided the UK link was preferable,or unionists might have even been mildly tempted to look at Re-Unification during the Celtic Tiger years.Alas,not a chance

In other news,Leo,barely hiding the Freestate establishment's utter fear and paranoia over the mere prospect of reunification,stated yesterday that 50 plus one percent in favour of Irish unity,in any referendum,would not be sufficient to gain unity.The GFA does not compel unity by referendum but merely states that the UK and Freestate will jointly examine the best way forward in the aftermath of a referendum.

Oh for those of you North and South who do not yet understand,economic arguments,in favour of unity or the status quo,will not have any impact on unionists or nationalists in the North whatsoever,as identity and what they see as their birthright,trumps all reason and logic.

Armagh / Re: The Armagh Harps Thread
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:43:57 PM »
Good to see a famous name back among the honours.Brought back poignant memories for me of their last win against the same opponents 26 years ago

General discussion / Re: The Official THFC thread
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:38:54 PM »
Brilliant performance and result.The best away performance from a Spurs side in Europe since the UEFA Cup semi final in 1972 in the San Siro against AC Milan

General discussion / Re: The Official THFC thread
« on: October 17, 2017, 08:38:42 PM »
Big shock at Bernabeu.Harry goes 45 minutes without scoring😣

GAA Discussion / Re: Pope's visit to cause fix tuxture clash
« on: October 17, 2017, 06:54:27 PM »
Waving to the masses underlined the authenticity,just not going through the motions of a drive past

GAA Discussion / Re: Pope's visit to cause fix tuxture clash
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:11:06 AM »
Soul of my saviour.Image still etched on my mind.Cardinal O'Fiaich and Pope John Paul II driving right by,waving!

GAA Discussion / Re: Pope's visit to cause fix tuxture clash
« on: October 16, 2017, 10:12:58 PM »
Got close up to the Popmobile that day in Phoenix Park,good job as I was about a mile from the stage.

Coincidentally I did the tour of the Papal summer residence at Castel Gondolfo in June.Excellent,saw the Pope's bedroom and ensuite private chapel!

Well worth doing,only a short and cheap train ride from Rome,though a fair climb up many flights of steps into the village from the train halt.

In terms of the income bracket skilled tradesmen are not working class.You don't see factory workers or fork lift truck drivers on County teams anymore

A close knit family would surely not allow the death of one of its members,who lived in the locality,go unnoticed for nearly three years

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 16, 2017, 12:37:23 PM »
Always thought he was a bit strange.

Is there any what might be termed working class players playing inter county football anyway these days? In 1977 All Ireland Final team Armagh had factory workers,and Cork's Teddy Mc Carthy was a forklift driver.Are there any players today in those types of professions?

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