No Deal unless the Irish border backstop is scrapped

Socratus O' Pericles

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Maybe you needed a map and a compass. The only accent which sounds remotely like that is located on the North Antrim coast - Ballymena or Larne, where they do have a tendency to clip the end of words.
The accents of the plain people of the south are just as alien by the way, and none of you seem to seem to know that there is only one syllable in the word FILM or that there is no J in GUARDIAN.
Anyway you should know that laughing at the accents of working class people from other areas is racism's smaller brother, parish pump racism really. I'm reminded of the base-line racism of Boris Johnson, getting cheap laughs when he referred to black people as piccaninnies with watermelon smiles.
Way to miss the point dude - anyhow if you're ever in Ballybrack, that most wurrkin' class of areas, look us up we'd be delighted to bring you for a pint.

Slán agus beannacht.
 


Socratus O' Pericles

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So when did dustbins become trash cans in Derry?
 

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Getting back to the OP.

The situation is still that Brexiteers have declared economic war and have torn up the GFA.

The ultimate of that is a no-deal Brexit.

The consequences they blame on the EU and of course Paddy.

Just a repeat of centuries of colonial history on this island.
 

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Getting back to the OP.

The situation is still that Brexiteers have declared economic war and have torn up the GFA.

The ultimate of that is a no-deal Brexit.

The consequences they blame on the EU and of course Paddy.

Just a repeat of centuries of colonial history on this island.
To date we have been doing the complete opposite. Ireland has largely jettisoned its commitments under the Good Friday Agreement and thrown its lot completely in with the EU.

We should have acted as a bridge between London and Brussels, seeking a smooth and successful Brexit. Instead we acted as the EU's cat's paw.

It can brace for those undoubted serious consequences and ride out the rough patch, trying to survive by appealing to old fashioned Anglophobia and seeking the age-old refuge of the scoundrel, patriotism.

The most sensible alternative would be to swallow our pride and open up direct bilateral discussions with London on how to keep the Irish border free-flowing post-Brexit.
 

shiel

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To date we have been doing the complete opposite. Ireland has largely jettisoned its commitments under the Good Friday Agreement and thrown its lot completely in with the EU.

We should have acted as a bridge between London and Brussels, seeking a smooth and successful Brexit. Instead we acted as the EU's cat's paw.

It can brace for those undoubted serious consequences and ride out the rough patch, trying to survive by appealing to old fashioned Anglophobia and seeking the age-old refuge of the scoundrel, patriotism.

The most sensible alternative would be to swallow our pride and open up direct bilateral discussions with London on how to keep the Irish border free-flowing post-Brexit.
Brexiteers tear up the agreement signed with fellow Europeans and the GFA signed with Ireland.

Brexiteers blame Paddy.

How pathetic is that?

On top of that Brexiteers tell Paddy to grovel to the people who tore up the agreements and are declaring economic war on fellow citizens.

How pathetic is that?
 

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Mistakes have been made by the UK, and repeated.

Boris bounced out on the steps of 10 Downing street. He presented no analysis of what had gone wrong with Brexit so far, and articulated no critique of Teresa May's approach. He had not, since leaving the palace, taken the time to consult the UK's seriously able, very expensive, diplomatic corps ( 'what are the issues that could hive off some of the 19 smallest EU economies from the 27's united front?', would have been a good question to ask the ambassadors to those countries). He had not consulted with other UK parties ( except the DUP; plenty of imagination there) about the next step. He would start his consultations, only after announcing policy ( just as Teresa May had done 2 years earlier).
Maybe he was flushed with the emotion of victory. Maybe he was disoriented by the extensive BBC and Channel4 coverage of his month long campaign- as if he had won a valid election. He was appointed UK Prime Minister by almost 0.12% of the population. His party had been in power for ten years- THERE WAS NO-ONE ELSE TO BLAME.
He led with his maximal demands- the Backstop has to be dropped, no other adjustments to the rest of the Withdrawal Agreement would be neccessary..

The EU breathed a sigh of relief; he'd held forth no tempting joint vision, he'd presented no dilemma, he was not turning the tables. Boris's spokesmen announced there was a 'change of heart in Brussels', but they hadn't spoken to anyone there either. There was then an attempt to have Michel Barnier ( the EU's extremely patient negotiator) removed, and that failed too.
The EU replied: we're going on holiday. See you post-Samhain, as they say in Europe west of the Lizard.
 

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The symbology of the next exit date had not escaped me either. When the veil between worlds is at it's thinnest and we can see ghosts.
 

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Don't forget the trash cans on the sidewalk, we haven't.
Whatever that is supposed to mean.

And you are not "we" - you are not Irish - you are an Unionist.

If you want to be Irish, you must obey the democratic will of the Irish people as a whole - it's called democracy.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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Whatever that is supposed to mean.

And you are not "we" - you are not Irish - you are an Unionist.

If you want to be Irish, you must obey the democratic will of the Irish people as a whole - it's called democracy.
All I wanted to know was when dustbins became trash cans in Derry? Or Newry even.
 

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When young talkback appeared on the site he was referring to trash cans and sidewalks, hoods and trunks.

Poor wee plastic Yank.
Prove it moron?

The only foreigners here are you locationally challenged Unionists trapped in Ireland.
 

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Prove it moron?

The only foreigners here are you locationally challenged Unionists trapped in Ireland.
Anyone that read your posts knows.

Pathetic that this is your only defence, tantamount to a full confession.

Poor locationally challenged Yank. Squatting on the natives land.
 

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The only reason we hold onto NI is because the people still want to remain British. I think there are many MP's and bureaucrats in the civil service who would like to offload it due to the political stress and economic cost.

Football team, go Northampton ;)
Sissy soccer on top of everything else, sigh.........
 


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