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RodShaft

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I oppose the policies of Sinn Fein. I am not a Nationalist. Indeed I oppose narrow Nationalism. I am a Republican in the true meaning of the word. I oppose the use of violence for political ends on this island.

As a pragmatic public rep I work with other Parties including Sinn Fein on the City Council and apart from normal robust exchanges in the Chamber I have never been abusive to any of them.
If you do not believe in Nation State government, what system of government other than nationalism do you propose?
 


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Lots of States are multi national or part national. For my part I am.happy with my State which fits both of those.
All states comprise many nationalities.

But show me a state which is not a nation state.
 

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All states comprise many nationalities.

But show me a state which is not a nation state.
I can show you lots of Republics but Ireland wouldn't be on the list. We never got to grips with the notion of a republic for all of its citizens equally. Instead too much time focused on nationalism nonsense.
 

RodShaft

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I can show you lots of Republics but Ireland wouldn't be on the list. We never got to grips with the notion of a republic for all of its citizens equally. Instead too much time focused on nationalism nonsense.
Show me a current form of government which doesn't involve a nation state? All these mouthy 'anti-nationalists' don't even have a working definition of what it is they are against.

It's all fuzzy.
 

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At the very least desiring an independent National state for your Nation would be part of any definition that I would give.
So Germany is not an independent national State?

Okaaaaaay then...
 

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I ran for the bus once. Came in second.
 

RodShaft

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Definitely not. I'm pretty sure that it is still technically under USA occupation.
And obviously the USA's membership of NAFTA rules her out.

What's left, North Korea?
 

RodShaft

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Asking anti Nationalists to define nationalism always ends the conversation.
 

Peppermint

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I was invited to stand for UKIP but I decided against it.

Politics is a dirty game!
Why?
Do you believe in UKIP?

Living is a dirty game, our politicians are a reflection of us, as a nation.
We are obviously a bit of a dodgy nation... Bertie was our leader, the man who NEVER had a bank account, but actually had shed loads of them!

We are what we elect.. And from past elections we may qualify as dodgy!
 

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