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For Northern Irish farmers, no-deal Brexit would be a calamity

McSlaggart

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A no-deal Brexit would be a practical and logistical nightmare for our farm businesses. The no-deal tariff schedule, published by the UK government last week, gave an insight into what we are facing. A zero rate tariff on agricultural goods coming from the Republic of Ireland into Northern Ireland would decimate farming here. It offers Ireland a tariff-free backdoor into the British market. This would wipe out any post-Brexit home market dividend for Northern Ireland farmers.


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Labour MPs say they won't back a Brexit deal without a people’s vote

At this point I think SF should go to London and try and take their seats without swear an oath to anyone. If the powers in Westminister do not allow them to sit then SF can at least say they tried.

The DUP need to grasp the simple fact the Backstop has already been agreed. It will not change. The EU cannot be seen to allow countries to strike a deal and go back on it. They need to take the Backstop as their least worst outcome of all the possible alternatives for Northern Ireland.
 


RasherHash

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No deal best option for the UK...
 

SgtBilko

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At this point I think SF should go to London and try and take their seats without swear an oath to anyone. If the powers in Westminister do not allow them to sit then SF can at least say they tried.
LOL. You're deluded. They'll swear an oath to their British paymasters or they'll be allowed nowhere near Westminster.

Lovely.
 

McSlaggart

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LOL. You're deluded. They'll swear an oath to their British paymasters or they'll be allowed nowhere near Westminster.

Lovely.
On what grounds could anyone stop an elected representative going into the house of commons?
 

Northsideman

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At this point I think SF should go to London and try and take their seats without swear an oath to anyone. If the powers in Westminister do not allow them to sit then SF can at least say they tried.
SF just got their arses well kicked in the Republic a stunt like that would sink them further, it would be madness in the extreme.
 

McSlaggart

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On the same grounds that you can't vote for your Irish President. Dems da rules dear boy, dems da rules.

LOL.

I have the same right to vote for the Irish president as any other Irish citizen.
 

SgtBilko

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What rule stops an elected MP from going into Westminister?
Can't be bothered with your semantics on a Sunday. Sinn Fein will not be taking their seats in the House of Commons until they take an oath of allegiance to our British monarchy. Simple as that sunshine. 👍
 

McSlaggart

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Can't be bothered with your semantics on a Sunday. Sinn Fein will not be taking their seats in the House of Commons until they take an oath if allegiance to the British monarchy. Simple as that sunshine. 👍
Your post:

"LOL. You're deluded. They'll swear an oath to their British paymasters or they'll be allowed nowhere near Westminster."


Now your reduced to "taking their seats"
 

AhNowStop

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So dopey dog, aka the thickest pretend farmer in Ireland hasn't showed up to dispute the thread title yet ... goodness me, has he finally seen the light and realised that NI farming is fuked if a hard Brexit takes place? :unsure:

Jeepers, his Ma must have got him out from under the car and told him the facts of life :eek:
 

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Jeffrey Donaldson’s friend, Michael Portillo, has this week predicted that future PM, Boris Johnson will revert back to the original NI only backstop in order to get the WA through Westminster.

He pointed out that conservative opposition to the backstop was born out of May’s decision to expand it to a UK wide customs union.

Portillo predicts an NI only backstop will be put to the people of the north in a referendum.

Johnson would then go into a GE on the basis that he had delivered brexit while Jeffrey and the guys are left wondering how they could be so stupid.
 


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