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BennyCake

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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #2310 on: April 21, 2018, 05:46:21 PM »
To hell with the future
Let's live in the past

The smugness of those whose freedom was won by militant republicans and who didn't have to live in the partitioned part of the country never ceases to amaze  ::)

We were both partitioned.

Thought that myself. The point he was making was right though.

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« Reply #2311 on: April 21, 2018, 06:15:13 PM »
To hell with the future
Let's live in the past

The smugness of those whose freedom was won by militant republicans and who didn't have to live in the partitioned part of the country never ceases to amaze  ::)

We were both partitioned.

Thought that myself. The point he was making was right though.

I do get where he's coming from all right.
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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #2312 on: April 21, 2018, 07:19:19 PM »
'Occupied' a better word for what was meant

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« Reply #2313 on: April 21, 2018, 11:45:38 PM »
To hell with the future
Let's live in the past

The smugness of those whose freedom was won by militant republicans and who didn't have to live in the partitioned part of the country never ceases to amaze  ::)

Let's keep on living in 1922. It will really improve our situation
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« Reply #2314 on: May 15, 2018, 10:18:56 AM »
Is the fact that the British PM is not confident that NI would vote to remain in the UK in a border poll not a signal to the SoS that she should call one?? ;)

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/theresa-may-not-confident-unionists-would-win-irish-border-poll-reports-36908576.html

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« Reply #2315 on: May 15, 2018, 11:56:40 AM »
Is the fact that the British PM is not confident that NI would vote to remain in the UK in a border poll not a signal to the SoS that she should call one?? ;)

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/theresa-may-not-confident-unionists-would-win-irish-border-poll-reports-36908576.html

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« Reply #2316 on: May 15, 2018, 11:04:21 PM »
Is the fact that the British PM is not confident that NI would vote to remain in the UK in a border poll not a signal to the SoS that she should call one?? ;)

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/theresa-may-not-confident-unionists-would-win-irish-border-poll-reports-36908576.html

The fact that this conversation was leaked is not a coincidence. The Irish border issue is becoming a source of real frustration for some English brexiteers since it is significantly stalling progress on reaching an agreed deal.

A border poll is inevitable in the not too distant future and it might be in Unionists interests to hold it sooner rather than later. Still, I would suspect that their naturally fearful nature will not even countenance the actual poll being agreed upon.


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« Reply #2318 on: May 18, 2018, 03:01:13 AM »
If you look at the set up that's taking place, the idea of Great Britain ditching the 6 in order to do a last minute switch to hard Brexit is not out of the question.

The effort must now be in setting up an inclusive island nation welcoming to all to be achieved through peaceful means with respect for all traditions.
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« Reply #2319 on: May 18, 2018, 07:39:00 AM »

https://www.channel4.com/news/brexit-senior-unionists-from-northern-ireland-ready-to-talk-to-dublin-about-possible-unification

Move along nahin to see here

Good link. Thankfully most people interviewed came across well considering they usually go to the headbangers for this sort of thing. Still depressing that a couple of educated protestant students seem to have their head in the sand and oblivious to whars happening.

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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #2320 on: May 18, 2018, 07:45:17 AM »
Just to add  some caution Jamie Dornans dad is about as Unionist lite as you can get. Sure even Jamie came across as a nationalist in that Eamon Mallie interview but on the plus side its only this demographic that is needed to tip a border poll  in favour of a UI.

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Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« Reply #2321 on: May 18, 2018, 09:16:56 AM »
It's a long way to Tipperary 😜