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Is it time to hand the Republic back to the UK with an apology to the Queen?


John Kalahan

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Is it time to hand the Republic back to the UK with an apology to the Queen?

Rather than continuing to maintain that we are bravely weathering a huge International Economic Storm, caused by the Hurricane Lehman should we not honestly admit that out Ship of State is terminally holed below the waterline, having been run aground by the officers and crew in broad daylight.

The very reason for seeking to manage our own affairs was that we could hope to do better under our own management than under the organisation and control of the UK.

It is clear that in fact we never managed to provide a better life for our people than that they might have enjoyed had we remained in the UK.

While we are not the only EU nation in difficulty, it is a time to discover if EU economic union can work with out EU political union.

When will the generosity of the ECB come to an end

In short is it time to swallow our pride and seek to rejoin the UK?
 


hopi watcher

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Is it time to hand the Republic back to the UK with an apology to the Queen?

Rather than continuing to maintain that we are bravely weathering a huge International Economic Storm, caused by the Hurricane Lehman should we not honestly admit that out Ship of State is terminally holed below the waterline, having been run aground by the officers and crew in broad daylight.

The very reason for seeking to manage our own affairs was that we could hope to do better under our own management than under the organisation and control of the UK.

It is clear that in fact we never managed to provide a better life for our people than that they might have enjoyed had we remained in the UK.

While we are not the only EU nation in difficulty, it is a time to discover if EU economic union can work with out EU political union.

When will the generosity of the ECB come to an end

In short is it time to swallow our pride and seek to rejoin the UK?
Just one slight problem here, the UK is every bit as broke as we are. Go visit, the destruction that Thatcher brought appears to be unfixable at this stage. The 'ghettos' or 'sink estates', as they refer to them, are a sight to behold and are growing.
 

cgcsb2

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you realise that we're still far better off than the non South of England parts of the UK, right?
 

John Kalahan

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They are not everywhere

Just one slight problem here, the UK is every bit as broke as we are. Go visit, the destruction that Thatcher brought appears to be unfixable at this stage. The 'ghettos' or 'sink estates', as they refer to them, are a sight to behold and are growing.
They are not everywhere

We have them too

They do their best to keep chav numbers down
 

The Fusilier

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Is it time to hand the Republic back to the UK with an apology to the Queen?

Rather than continuing to maintain that we are bravely weathering a huge International Economic Storm, caused by the Hurricane Lehman should we not honestly admit that out Ship of State is terminally holed below the waterline, having been run aground by the officers and crew in broad daylight.

The very reason for seeking to manage our own affairs was that we could hope to do better under our own management than under the organisation and control of the UK.

It is clear that in fact we never managed to provide a better life for our people than that they might have enjoyed had we remained in the UK.

While we are not the only EU nation in difficulty, it is a time to discover if EU economic union can work with out EU political union.

When will the generosity of the ECB come to an end

In short is it time to swallow our pride and seek to rejoin the UK?
Without question yes.
 

Cogadh

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Perhaps if we had the Republic in the first place we might be okay.
 

DCon

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Imagine how surprised they would be to discover that large parts of our infrastructure have not been upgraded since they left, and we have managed to take a relatively decent public transport system and wreck it.
 

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My late father, born in the 1920s, was of a similar opinion for many years. Sadly, as an independent country, we have not proved that life for Irish citizens has been improved immeasurably as a result of our leaving the "Empire".
 

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My late father, born in the 1920s, was of a similar opinion for many years. Sadly, as an independent country, we have not proved that life for Irish citizens has been improved immeasurably as a result of our leaving the "Empire".
What do you mean, what are we lacking here that should have come since independence??
 

Cogadh

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What do you mean???
The Free State was founded on lies and shoneenism and could never ever be an actual properly functioning republic no matter what some idiots want to describe it as.
 

Eurocitizen

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Why don't people who believe that we should join the UK just move there . This is the most ignorant thread in a long time.

Just look at the record of this Republic when we were part of the UK and look at the mess the UK presence has in the Northern part of this Island .

Look at the attitude of the Tory element of the uk towards Ireland the the Irish people , do you really believe it would be any different from their past record ?
 

hopi watcher

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They are not everywhere

We have them too

They do their best to keep chav numbers down
We do not have anything like the social problems and the amount of 'sink estates' that are in the UK. You clearly don't know what you talking about. All the indicators show that poverty level in the UK are far higher than here and a recent report, cited in the Commons, showed the UK to be the most unfair society in Europe and close to the US for the numbers living in poverty,. We have a paradise when compared to the UK. BTW we have already joined a big club,. its called the EU.
 

cgcsb2

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The grass is always greener on the other side. Why don't we become part of Sweeden? They seem to know what they're doing. At least as it is we don't have to worry about the British army murdering our people on a whim. We don't have to worry about tanks opening fire on innocent GAA fans. We don't have to worry about them using Irish farmers for target practice, we don't have to worry about them burning our cities. We don't have to worry about them killing teenages who protest for their rights. It's amazing how these things can be forgotten in one generation.
 

Ecoguy

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We do not have anything like the social problems and the amount of 'sink estates' that are in the UK. You clearly don't know what you talking about. All the indicators show that poverty level in the UK are far higher than here and a recent report, cited in the Commons, showed the UK to be the most unfair society in Europe and close to the US for the numbers living in poverty,. We have a paradise when compared to the UK. BTW we have already joined a big club,. its called the EU.
I say bring the Germans in - seriously:)
 

markiemark

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Is it time to hand the Republic back to the UK with an apology to the Queen?

Rather than continuing to maintain that we are bravely weathering a huge International Economic Storm, caused by the Hurricane Lehman should we not honestly admit that out Ship of State is terminally holed below the waterline, having been run aground by the officers and crew in broad daylight.

The very reason for seeking to manage our own affairs was that we could hope to do better under our own management than under the organisation and control of the UK.

It is clear that in fact we never managed to provide a better life for our people than that they might have enjoyed had we remained in the UK.

While we are not the only EU nation in difficulty, it is a time to discover if EU economic union can work with out EU political union.

When will the generosity of the ECB come to an end

In short is it time to swallow our pride and seek to rejoin the UK?
Take the FF logo off you profile. You are a disgrace. I am sick of all the west brit communist cribbers and moaners on this site. Those who are not happy in Ireland should leave. We have had a difficult year, but we have taken the difficult decisions and now we have turned the corner.
 

cgcsb2

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How ironic that a FFer admits that his party has f***ed up and to solve this problem, he suggests outsourcing our governance to a foriegn state.
 

readytogo

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Nonsense even if we were to join up with another country, we could do far better than the British. I've been to Britain several times, and thought it a right kip of a place. I can't understand this seemingly inextirpable inferiority complex to the Brits which historic colonisation has engendered in the Irish psyche.
 

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