DUP hints at NI staying in customs union?

Se0samh

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The last census was in 2011 but it must have been a painstaking job to translate electoral ward demographics into graphics to produce that illustration.
I know that the projected time for the arrival of a Catholic plurality is due round about now. Those projections were based largely upon the pattern of births and deaths during the years 2001 to 2011 remaining fairly consistent into the 2nd decade of the century. They do not however take account of emigration statistics and the recession may have had an impact.

I've seen extrapolations that show a plurality of over 16's, happening in 2015...bangordub...I believe...
 


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Only it doesn't- the ruthless cynicism of the Book of Kings and Samuel is unparalleled in the ancient world. No the Norse Eddas and the Book of Invasions and the Tain don't compare. The Tain is though superior to Homer.
I'll take your word for it. :) I really have little interest in any of it.
 

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I'll take your word for it. :) I really have little interest in any of it.
Meh...it's like Tolstoy, or O'Neil, or Shakespeare...it's about the human condition.......so, much like here, but with better storytelling and use of language...
 

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I wouldn't be at all surprised if FG and the DUP are having their own negotiations on Brexit and the border. Varadkar has established a relationship of sorts with Foster and Leo has been making all sorts of friendly gestures towards the Orange natives in recent times. Maybe the large Unionist farming and business community are urging the DUP cut a deal North and South?
 

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I wouldn't be at all surprised if FG and the DUP are having their own negotiations on Brexit and the border. Varadkar has established a relationship of sorts with Foster and Leo has been making all sorts of friendly gestures towards the Orange natives in recent times. Maybe the large Unionist farming and business community are urging the DUP cut a deal North and South?
hopefully.

rather than go through the dup to talk to farming and business community would be a lot more productive to go through the farming and business community to get to the dup.
 

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hopefully.

rather than go through the dup to talk to farming and business community would be a lot more productive to go through the farming and business community to get to the dup.
the politics and splits in Ulster have always boiled down to money. It seems to be the only language this lot understand.
 

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the politics and splits in Ulster have always boiled down to money. It seems to be the only language this lot understand.
That's far too simplistic. The DUP are very fond of money, and despite their veneer of church-going respectability, they often show the same regard for ethics as the biggest crooks in Fianna Fail. However other characteristics define them also, not least their stubborn inflexibility, and frequently, extreme narrow mindedness and bigotry.
If the DUP's primary motivation was money they'd jump at the offer for inclusion into the single market because it represents as close to the best of both world as it is possible to design. But the chance to finally erect visible divisions on the border has a psychologically irresistible allure for all unionists, even if it is idiotic from a trade point of view. Anyone who doubts this just needs to recall that In 2012, very early in his role as head of the DRD ordered as one of his early priorities signs declaring "Welcome To Northern Ireland" to be placed at border crossings. That is where their priorities lie - not money.
They're almost North Korean in their unfathomable weirdness.:p
 

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That's far too simplistic. The DUP are very fond of money, and despite their veneer of church-going respectability, they often show the same regard for ethics as the biggest crooks in Fianna Fail. However other characteristics define them also, not least their stubborn inflexibility, and frequently, extreme narrow mindedness and bigotry.
If the DUP's primary motivation was money they'd jump at the offer for inclusion into the single market because it represents as close to the best of both world as it is possible to design. But the chance to finally erect visible divisions on the border has a psychologically irresistible allure for all unionists, even if it is idiotic from a trade point of view. Anyone who doubts this just needs to recall that In 2012, very early in his role as head of the DRD ordered as one of his early priorities signs declaring "Welcome To Northern Ireland" to be placed at border crossings. That is where their priorities lie - not money.
They're almost North Korean in their unfathomable weirdness.:p
funny enough, i find it easy to imagine Arlene wearing one of those wierd grey suits that all respectable North Korean dictators sport.
 

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That's far too simplistic. The DUP are very fond of money, and despite their veneer of church-going respectability, they often show the same regard for ethics as the biggest crooks in Fianna Fail. However other characteristics define them also, not least their stubborn inflexibility, and frequently, extreme narrow mindedness and bigotry.
If the DUP's primary motivation was money they'd jump at the offer for inclusion into the single market because it represents as close to the best of both world as it is possible to design. But the chance to finally erect visible divisions on the border has a psychologically irresistible allure for all unionists, even if it is idiotic from a trade point of view. Anyone who doubts this just needs to recall that In 2012, very early in his role as head of the DRD ordered as one of his early priorities signs declaring "Welcome To Northern Ireland" to be placed at border crossings. That is where their priorities lie - not money.
They're almost North Korean in their unfathomable weirdness.:p


D..K....;)
 

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That's far too simplistic. The DUP are very fond of money, and despite their veneer of church-going respectability, they often show the same regard for ethics as the biggest crooks in Fianna Fail. However other characteristics define them also, not least their stubborn inflexibility, and frequently, extreme narrow mindedness and bigotry.
If the DUP's primary motivation was money they'd jump at the offer for inclusion into the single market because it represents as close to the best of both world as it is possible to design. But the chance to finally erect visible divisions on the border has a psychologically irresistible allure for all unionists, even if it is idiotic from a trade point of view. Anyone who doubts this just needs to recall that In 2012, very early in his role as head of the DRD ordered as one of his early priorities signs declaring "Welcome To Northern Ireland" to be placed at border crossings. That is where their priorities lie - not money.
They're almost North Korean in their unfathomable weirdness.:p
Hey we`re the Mexicans, maybe they should be the North Koreans.
 

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Britain Elects just tweeted this Ipsos Mori poll:

Northern Ireland public

"People should be prepared to accept Border controls between NI and GB if agreed in Brexit negotiations between the Gov and EU".

Agree 49%
Disagree 39%

Community breakdown would be interesting.
 

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Britain Elects just tweeted this Ipsos Mori poll:

Northern Ireland public

"People should be prepared to accept Border controls between NI and GB if agreed in Brexit negotiations between the Gov and EU".

Agree 49%
Disagree 39%

Community breakdown would be interesting.
an even better question might be how our loyalist friends will fund themselves when a bankrupt UK pulls the plug ,
 

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Publication "dedicated to the EU and its institutions" sh1t stirs in article without 1 single attributable quote about how everyone wants to stay in the EU and gullible P.iester EU fan boys believes it hook line an sinker ....

Still pleasant, if even more ridiculous, change from quoting everything from the Guardian on Brexit as gospel
 


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