May refuses to rule out a new de-facto border between Ireland as a whole and Britain in the Irish Sea.

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May refuses to rule out a new de-facto border between Ireland as a whole and Britain in the Irish Sea.

The Backstop is alive and well it seems - RTE reported yesterday that despite what happened in the UK HOC, talks on the Backstop with the de-facto border in the Irish Sea between the UK and the EU restarted Monday.

Today, when asked numerous times, in the event of the UK crashing out of the EU under WTO rules - May refused to rule out a new de-facto border between Ireland as a whole and Britain in the Irish Sea - her answer was that it was her aim not to have a de-facto border in the Irish Sea.

 
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Unionists are going crazy about this - the ink is just dry on the amendment to the White Paper that says there will be no border in the Irish Sea.

Hahahaha
 
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Unionists in are going crazy about this - the ink is just dry on the amendment to the White paper to say there will be no border in the Irish Sea.

Hahahaha
That amendment's not law yet though and may never be. It still has to go through the ping pong process between the Commons and the Lords, and the Lords might well remove it.

The clause in the Withdrawal Agreement outlawing a hard border between the Republic and the North is already law however - its already been given Royal Assent.
 

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That amendment's not law yet though and may never be. It still has to go through the ping pong process between the Commons and the Lords, and the Lords might well remove it.

The clause in the Withdrawal Agreement outlawing a hard border between the Republic and the North is already law however - its already been given Royal Assent.
I know - it's clear May is stringing the DUP along until the final deal is in place.

What is going to happen then will be fun.
 

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Northern Ireland will leave the EU on the same basis as the rest of the UK. That’s a non-negotiable position of HMG.
 

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Northern Ireland will leave the EU on the same basis as the rest of the UK. That’s a non-negotiable position of HMG.
That is what HMG is telling the DUPid Party - but not what HMG is telling the EU.

Hahahaha

RTE reported yesterday that despite what happened in the UK HOC, talks on the Backstop with the de-facto border in the Irish Sea restarted Monday.

Today, when asked numerous times, in the event of the UK crashing out of the EU under WTO rules - May refused to rule out a new de-facto border between Ireland as a whole and Britain in the Irish Sea.
 

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Northern Ireland will leave the EU on the same basis as the rest of the UK. That’s a non-negotiable position of HMG.



Most intelligent people have observed, your Majesty does not have a government....at present.:lol:
 

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Northern Ireland will leave the EU on the same basis as the rest of the UK. That’s a non-negotiable position of HMG.
They dont have a position, anybody who has listened to a news programme in the last 2 years knows that.
 

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The Backstop is alive and well it seems - RTE reported yesterday that despite what happened in the UK HOC, talks on the Backstop with the de-facto border in the Irish Sea restarted Monday.

Today, when asked numerous times, in the event of the UK crashing out of the EU under WTO rules - May refused to rule out a new de-facto border between Ireland as a whole and Britain in the Irish Sea.

[video=youtube;OsSRGL01rA4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsSRGL01rA4[/video]
If they walk away from the EU with no deal, why on earth would they need a border in the Irish Sea?
 

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If they walk away from the EU with no deal, why on earth would they need a border in the Irish Sea?
The British Tory's don't have allies, they have assests.
Assests are sold when it's convenient.
 

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The Torys are going down- before the crash the DUP is gonna get one big kick in the balls- the border will be the Irish Sea for the 32 counties-
 

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If they walk away from the EU with no deal, why on earth would they need a border in the Irish Sea?
Good question - WTO rules means goods etc need to be checked at borders. If May is refusing to rule out a border in the Irish Sea, it must be something to do with the Backstop agreement the UK made in Dec 2017, saying in the event of no deal - no hard border.

This is another option the former head of the WTO, Pascal Lamy suggested.

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/1027/915747-could-wto-could-help-avoid-hard-border-after-brexit/
 

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They dont have a position, anybody who has listened to a news programme in the last 2 years knows that.
It’s a non-negotiable issue for he Party. There is no differing view with the Party on it. The DUP have been allowed to play Act onnit but it’s Party policy.
 


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