Are the Irish Govt. thinking straight at all?

galteeman

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"In all circumstances, the United Kingdom will continue to ensure the same unfettered access for Northern Ireland's businesses to the whole of the United Kingdom internal market,"
If NI has 'unfettered' access to the UK market and also access to the EU market while ROI only has access to the EU will that give a massive competitive advantage to NI?
Will the big multi-nationals now relocate from the south to the north and take prosperity with them?
If NI has the best of both worlds why on earth would they give this up and enter a UI?
 


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If NI has 'unfettered' access to the UK market and also access to the EU market while ROI only has access to the EU will that give a massive competitive advantage to NI?
Will the big multi-nationals now relocate from the south to the north and take prosperity with them?
If NI has the best of both worlds why on earth would they give this up and enter a UI?

Didn't take the doomsters long to attack.
 

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You left out the bit which shows how multinationals in NI would have full access to the EU market. Where's that bit? Hint: You made it up.
 

Uganda

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You left out the bit which shows how multinationals in NI would have full access to the EU market. Where's that bit? Hint: You made it up.
An excellent result for our government. I'd wonder if May can get it through back home.

Ironically, and this seems to have been lost in the whole debate, the U.K. look like they can achieve as near free trade as makes no difference, with no cost (apart from the legacy payments.).

If they are clever they could end up with all the advantages of eu membership and very few of the downsides.

If they were clever.........................
 

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Industrial trade will be simple compared to agriculture.
 

Jack O Neill

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An excellent result for our government. I'd wonder if May can get it through back home.

Ironically, and this seems to have been lost in the whole debate, the U.K. look like they can achieve as near free trade as makes no difference, with no cost (apart from the legacy payments.).

If they are clever they could end up with all the advantages of eu membership and very few of the downsides.

If they were clever.........................

you i suppose really believe that the UK are going to get " near free trade" agreement , then again we know what you are by now
 

johnnypockets

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If NI has 'unfettered' access to the UK market and also access to the EU market while ROI only has access to the EU will that give a massive competitive advantage to NI?
Will the big multi-nationals now relocate from the south to the north and take prosperity with them?
If NI has the best of both worlds why on earth would they give this up and enter a UI?
The same access as the south?
 

McSlaggart

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If NI has 'unfettered' access to the UK market and also access to the EU market while ROI only has access to the EU will that give a massive competitive advantage to NI?
Will the big multi-nationals now relocate from the south to the north and take prosperity with them?
If NI has the best of both worlds why on earth would they give this up and enter a UI?
Personally I think the more prosperity we have the better. A UI is something that will occur in its own good time as it makes sense.
 

Uganda

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you i suppose really believe that the UK are going to get " near free trade" agreement , then again we know what you are by now
As I said on another thread good news for Ireland. Which of course the shinners hate.
 

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If NI has 'unfettered' access to the UK market and also access to the EU market while ROI only has access to the EU will that give a massive competitive advantage to NI?
Will the big multi-nationals now relocate from the south to the north and take prosperity with them?
If NI has the best of both worlds why on earth would they give this up and enter a UI?
God I hope so.
 

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Looking like a soft Brexit will provide a border between the ROI and Europe...
 

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Remember , the green blob ploughs on in the South, fuel taxes, fuel restrictions, more wind and solar generated electricity giving the 3 rd highest electricity prices in the world while all this ended in NI with the cash for ash scandal. The Republic will soon have the highest electricity prices world wide. All this baloney is dying out in Germany and the USA. NI was in the doldrums for long enough and deserves a break.

https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/rural-life/government-advisors-call-for-use-of-coal-and-turf-to-be-phased-out-36380774.html

The Republic pays quangos to do the thinking for politicians, Climate Action Committee , friends of the Earth gets 400,000 euros per years and several more. It can't last
 

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If NI has 'unfettered' access to the UK market and also access to the EU market while ROI only has access to the EU will that give a massive competitive advantage to NI?
Will the big multi-nationals now relocate from the south to the north and take prosperity with them?
If NI has the best of both worlds why on earth would they give this up and enter a UI?
It is not an agreement that can work from anyone's point of view unless the UK eventually agree to abide by the rules of the single market & free movement, which the UK has also said it will not do.

In other words it's a paper nonsense. We are no further down the road, we've all just agreed to fool ourselves into just saying we are.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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It is not an agreement that can work from anyone's point of view unless the UK eventually agree to abide by the rules of the single market & free movement, which the UK has also said it will not do.

In other words it's a paper nonsense. We are no further down the road, we've all just agreed to fool ourselves into just saying we are.

Bertie Ahern says so far so good, but what would he know?
 

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If NI has 'unfettered' access to the UK market and also access to the EU market while ROI only has access to the EU will that give a massive competitive advantage to NI?
Will the big multi-nationals now relocate from the south to the north and take prosperity with them?
If NI has the best of both worlds why on earth would they give this up and enter a UI?
So ROI business ships UK bound goods via Belfast (using an NI reseller) and EU bound goods transit the UK via Holyhead.

Its a workable fudge.
 

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If NI has 'unfettered' access to the UK market and also access to the EU market while ROI only has access to the EU will that give a massive competitive advantage to NI?
Will the big multi-nationals now relocate from the south to the north and take prosperity with them?
If NI has the best of both worlds why on earth would they give this up and enter a UI?
Don't worry about it, we were never going to enter a united Ireland anyway.
Congratulations to the Unionist party who negotiated such a cracking deal for Ulster.
 

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“Are the Irish Govt. thinking straight at all?“ - well the Taoiseach certainly isn’t.
 

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