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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #1290 on: June 27, 2017, 04:25:09 PM »
The economics of a United ireland are important, but really will not be the deciding factor. Even allowing for the demographics and a section of unionists being soft on the Union, the question is what do we do with the guys who believe that sticking flags on lamposts and marching down catholic streets is culture? They will never accept a UI.

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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #1291 on: June 27, 2017, 05:10:33 PM »
Are they going to start a war?
Are they going to all emigrate to ????,
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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #1292 on: June 27, 2017, 06:06:00 PM »
The economics of a United ireland are important, but really will not be the deciding factor. Even allowing for the demographics and a section of unionists being soft on the Union, the question is what do we do with the guys who believe that sticking flags on lamposts and marching down catholic streets is culture? They will never accept a UI.

Economics are needed to get the sensible people on board.
What is the alternative, that a nationalist majority accept being a colony for all time because of a few head cases?
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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #1293 on: June 27, 2017, 11:15:37 PM »
The economics of a United ireland are important, but really will not be the deciding factor. Even allowing for the demographics and a section of unionists being soft on the Union, the question is what do we do with the guys who believe that sticking flags on lamposts and marching down catholic streets is culture? They will never accept a UI.

Economics are needed to get the sensible people on board.
What is the alternative, that a nationalist majority accept being a colony for all time because of a few head cases?

What about the non-nationalists who believe they are nationalist in aspiration or culturally but do not want the upheaval and seismic change to their existence that a UI would mean?  They make up a sizeable number.  They are happy enough to be in 'a colony for all time'.

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« Reply #1294 on: Today at 12:26:16 AM »
The economics of a United ireland are important, but really will not be the deciding factor. Even allowing for the demographics and a section of unionists being soft on the Union, the question is what do we do with the guys who believe that sticking flags on lamposts and marching down catholic streets is culture? They will never accept a UI.

Economics are needed to get the sensible people on board.
What is the alternative, that a nationalist majority accept being a colony for all time because of a few head cases?

What about the non-nationalists who believe they are nationalist in aspiration or culturally but do not want the upheaval and seismic change to their existence that a UI would mean?  They make up a sizeable number.  They are happy enough to be in 'a colony for all time'.

These people should be encouraged to have some minimum amount of self respect, if not for themselves then for their children.
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« Reply #1295 on: Today at 02:25:18 AM »
And who are these people? The upheaval and seismic change of Brexit doesn't count for them?
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