Could Brexit bring the Troubles back to Northern Ireland?

Irish-Rationalist

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Northern Ireland, like the rest of the world, is in a crisis of political representation. Working class communities, hit hard by austerity, feel betrayed by their political leaders. Now, with the prospect of Brexit bringing even greater instability, two decades of peacebuilding are at stake. Phoebe Greenwood meets the republican and loyalist marching flute bands at the heart of these communities determined to keep the Troubles from returning:

[video]https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2016/oct/20/bands-of-brothers-could-brexit-bring-the-troubles-back-to-northern-ireland-video?CMP=embed_video[/video]
 


between the bridges

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Zoo, lazy copy and paste, mind you we should be grateful the usual brainfart comment is missing...
 

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All that artistic energy:
The music from the pipe bands
The murals..
Loadza artistic stuff. Can they not channel it all into something different, more positive?
 

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Northern Ireland, like the rest of the world, is in a crisis of political representation. Working class communities, hit hard by austerity, feel betrayed by their political leaders. Now, with the prospect of Brexit bringing even greater instability, two decades of peacebuilding are at stake. Phoebe Greenwood meets the republican and loyalist marching flute bands at the heart of these communities determined to keep the Troubles from returning:

[video]https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2016/oct/20/bands-of-brothers-could-brexit-bring-the-troubles-back-to-northern-ireland-video?CMP=embed_video[/video]


Britain always brought violence to Ireland, Brexit, which they voted for, is no exception sir.
 

cut the begs

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only chance of trouble will be from the jungle type camps that will spring up along the border.
 

Irish-Rationalist

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All that artistic energy:
The music from the pipe bands
The murals..
Loadza artistic stuff. Can they not channel it all into something different, more positive?
The participants view their respective republican and loyalist cultures as positive, but because they are cultures representative of the CNR and PUL working class, they are generally frowned upon by the middle classes and viewed as vulgar and aesthetically unattractive. British nationalism in England suffers from a similar image problem.
 

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between the bridges

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Were your Fred starting privileges revoked because your Fred's were too intellectually stimulating?
Indeed, so as moi was saying ye have nothing to worry about...
 

Irish-Rationalist

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Why such negativity?...............IR's Fred's are a valuable contribution in maintaining the survival of this Nordie section.
I am Norn Iron forum life support, and they don't deserve me.
 

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Ah jaysus, buy lube and get a room...
 

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If would make a change from inflating yer dates...
 


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