NI and ROI : commercial competitors ?

Novos

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Unfortunately if the NI economy goes to hell in a handbasket it will become an issue for us .. youth,idol hands etc etc. Even more so if the North reverts back to the troubles. This unfortunately would concern us and have a profound effect on our economy. I dont think any of us want to go back to those days? Just my 2 cents for what its worth ... I think thats Eire1976 point??
What about the EU "economy goes to hell in a handbasket " That is just as, or even more likely.
You have the German Banking crisis.
The Italian Banking crisis (400 billion unsecured loans apparently)
Unemployment of around 21 million.
Homeless 4 million, not counting the 1 million plus and still growing, refugees.
80 million living in poverty and growth rates that are not even as good as Northern Ireland's.
Then you have the UK, the 2nd largest economy in the EU leaving.
 


hollandia

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Like we care. You're in the UK so talk to them.

Different country. We have no responsibility to do anything for you lot.
You're in Sweden. It's none of your business twice in that case.
 

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Strange one .. had not seen this:

Northern Ireland likely to seek special status with EU after Brexit | Tamil Guardian



Very UnBrexit of Arlene?? Almost Nicola like?


Here is the REUTERS original article:

Northern Ireland leader says special status for province possible after Brexit
You couldn't make these people up. They want to vote for Brexit but don't actually want Brexit to happen-like there would be no need to negotiate a tortuously difficult series of compromise solutions if you don't vote for Brexit. There is an actual connection between Brexit and the need to negotiate an improbable solution with the EU lol
 

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Mega lols at this thread. The government of NI is an effective non-entity with no real power to do anything really. NI is not in competition with the ROI. With the exception of some manufacturing type businesses, NI is about as competitive as North Korea. In reality big investment happens in Cities, not countries/regions per say, this is how a country like the UK can exist with immeasurable wealth in the south east and utter destitution in the north. Effectively Dublin is competing with Amsterdam, San Fran and Tel Aviv for serious inward investment. Belfast isn't even on the scale, it can only attract manufacturing and government jobs.
 

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Enough of trying to deal with Foster, she snubbed the 1916 commemorations and has been consistently hostile to the ROI, I would be all in favour of a concerted campaign to undermine the NI economy, and hopefully Brexit will furnish just such an opportunity. Back to Westminster with your begging-bowl Arlene
 

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What about the EU "economy goes to hell in a handbasket " That is just as, or even more likely.
You have the German Banking crisis.
The Italian Banking crisis (400 billion unsecured loans apparently)
Unemployment of around 21 million.
Homeless 4 million, not counting the 1 million plus and still growing, refugees.
80 million living in poverty and growth rates that are not even as good as Northern Ireland's.
Then you have the UK, the 2nd largest economy in the EU leaving.
Remove the City from that equation and the story is very different, many areas of the UK are net recipients of EU structural funding.
 

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Nordie here.

If the Republic has any faith in Mary Mitchel O'Connor to put one over on us, then really the plot has been well and truly lost.

We wouldnt trust her to go the shaps. Not on our pound anyway.

Shes the kind of thing you pass in the street and wonder how did she afford that terribly bad blonde job? :)

I worry about those dirty blonde types. The ones who think they can afford to be blond, but who obviously need to pay their hairdressers more...
 

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Remove the City from that equation and the story is very different, many areas of the UK are net recipients of EU structural funding.
The ten poorest regions in Northern Europe will be leaving as well as the city

 

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Remove the City from that equation and the story is very different, many areas of the UK are net recipients of EU structural funding.
The city isn't going anywhere though, so why remove it?

"many areas of the UK are net recipients of EU structural funding"
The UK is a net contributor. All areas of the UK are part of that.

But you didn't address the point that the EU is in an awful state and getting worse.
 

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It is hard to know whether you are bad...playing dumb ...or...dumb playing dumb

These are the salient segments from my OP



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Which bit ties in with your murder theory?
 

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˜Come 2018 we will have the tax! - Foster signals a soft warning to Irish government

ARLENE FOSTER HAS expanded on comments made yesterday that accused the Irish Government of ‘poaching’ Northern Ireland’s potential investors and talking down their economy.

Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week, Foster revealed where she got her information from:

“We have been told by companies and by staff in America that the Irish Government have been going around to our companies, and indeed potential companies that are thinking of coming to Northern Ireland, and portraying Northern Ireland as a negative place to invest in.”

“And look I understand, we’re in competition with one another, but please don’t portray Northern Ireland as not having a good story to tell because we still have the value, we still have the talent, and come 2018 we’ll have the tax!”
 

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Feck em. Go back to their traditional industries, drug dealing and smuggling.
 
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It seems that Foster never even told Martin McGuinness about Dublin talking down Northern Ireland.

If it's so important, why didn't she tell her Deputy First Minister?
 

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The Irish Government needs to assert itself in an all Ireland way and take control as should have been done from 1919.

The good of the nation is at stake.
That would be nice alright... if the NI Executive were on the same page... but they're not...

Unionists in positions of power seem determined to kiss the arses of those at Westminster in the futile hope that they and NI will be rewarded for it at some point... the result of which is that they're unlikely to really put NI first in the upcoming Brexit 'negotiations'...

So afaic'ed RoI should look after RoI and not try and be all things to all participants or try and wet nurse NI or anyone else tbh...

It sucks... but there you go...

Arlene's whingeing is typical of the constant let's blame everyone and anything but us for NI's ills etc.

Stormont should have grown up years ago and be functioning effectively at this stage...

But it hasn't... it's still a dependent and remains dysfunctional in many ways and seems to like it that way...

The people of NI have been badly let down by their public representatives and look like they'll be really badly let down in the Brexit mess...
 


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