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Ireniall

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This is the only solution to both disputes. When these boundaries were drawn up originally Ireland was part of the UK and this was an internal matter. YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU LIKE IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY. When Partition was so helpfully imposed by the British side after 1922 the boundary became an international one overnight. YOU CAN'T DO WHAT YOU LIKE WITH INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES. Now I know that brexiteers in particular have great problems with the complexities of all of this and to their minds the British should be able to decide everything but it actually doesn't work that way surprisingly enough. So if any of these clowns decides to make an issue of this they should be directed to this little entry in Wikipedia


' The maritime boundary adopted by the order is an equidistant boundary.[5] This differed from the boundary established by the Civil Jurisdiction (Offshore Activities) Act 1987[6] which defined a straight line border between Scotland and England in the North Sea along the latitude of 55° 50' 00"N.'

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can be sure that the rest of the UK won't be looking to keep the old boundary on that one
 

McSlaggart

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No the Lough is entirely in County Londonderry, this is the way it has always been even when Londonderry was in the same country as Roi, so really it belongs to Northern Ireland and Donegal can't really make a claim.

Please post up your evidence to support that assertion.
 

raetsel

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Please post up your evidence to support that assertion.
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Doubt if you'll get an answer to that. He was posting here in 2011, but not in recent years. Lough Foyle is of special interest to me. My brother has a holiday home there looking across at Magilligan Point, next to the beach below, has a private access to it and walks his DOG along it. According to the absurd British claim, everything below the high water line is Northern Irish territory. The high water line comes right up to the steep bank above which his property is located. So technically every time he walks his dog he enters Co. Derry. Best to just ignore it since it is just another example of arrogant posturing. Treat that sort of thinking as childish and it will eventually go into hiding, embarrassed.
 

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