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McSlaggart

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GIVEN that they spent around £250,000 from an anonymous donor on a Brexit-supporting advert in a London paper, it is astounding that the DUP have advanced no solutions of their own to the Irish border problem. We wonder why.



Instead, they sit back to let mummy and daddy sort out the mess they helped create - all the while demanding the right to reject anything they don't like.

This is the 'leadership' we've come to expect from the DUP.

PROFESSOR ROGER ANDERSON

Coleraine, Co Londonderry
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/letters/dup-have-shown-no-leadership-on-border-36321924.html
 

Ó Ghabhainn

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GIVEN that they spent around £250,000 from an anonymous donor on a Brexit-supporting advert in a London paper, it is astounding that the DUP have advanced no solutions of their own to the Irish border problem. We wonder why.



Instead, they sit back to let mummy and daddy sort out the mess they helped create - all the while demanding the right to reject anything they don't like.

This is the 'leadership' we've come to expect from the DUP.

PROFESSOR ROGER ANDERSON

Coleraine, Co Londonderry
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/letters/dup-have-shown-no-leadership-on-border-36321924.html

They don't do long-term thinking. Which is why they have suddenly hit a stumbling block on losing their majority. And why they can't see that their current "not an inch" position does them no favours.

Unfortunately for them, Sinn Féin are well used to doing long-term thinking.
 

McSlaggart

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They don't do long-term thinking. Which is why they have suddenly hit a stumbling block on losing their majority. And why they can't see that their current "not an inch" position does them no favours.
" Brexit is a disaster for Ulster unionism.

The fact a British minister feels compelled to assert “the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom” as part of an EU negotiation, as David Davis did yesterday, can only be a backwards step for unionists who had enjoyed two decades of the constitutional question (Union with Britain versus Irish unity) being settled in the minds of the international community."

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2017/11/how-dup-could-save-union-and-brexit-talks-too
 

CastleRay

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GIVEN that they spent around £250,000 from an anonymous donor on a Brexit-supporting advert in a London paper, it is astounding that the DUP have advanced no solutions of their own to the Irish border problem. We wonder why.



Instead, they sit back to let mummy and daddy sort out the mess they helped create - all the while demanding the right to reject anything they don't like.

This is the 'leadership' we've come to expect from the DUP.

PROFESSOR ROGER ANDERSON

Coleraine, Co Londonderry
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/letters/dup-have-shown-no-leadership-on-border-36321924.html
Until trade agreement is known, how can a border be sorted?
 

CastleRay

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" Brexit is a disaster for Ulster unionism.

The fact a British minister feels compelled to assert “the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom” as part of an EU negotiation, as David Davis did yesterday, can only be a backwards step for unionists who had enjoyed two decades of the constitutional question (Union with Britain versus Irish unity) being settled in the minds of the international community."

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2017/11/how-dup-could-save-union-and-brexit-talks-too
Away and read the GFA. It’s the international agreement that matters.
 

McSlaggart

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Until trade agreement is known, how can a border be sorted?
"“Where we’re confused and puzzled is...on what trade agreement the United Kingdom wants with the European Union,” he said.

“At the moment they have the best trade deal possible – the best one imaginable – which is a customs union and access to the European Single Market and the European Economic Area.

“What they seem to have been suggesting for the last 14 months is that they want to have all the advantages of being in the EU but none of the responsibilities and costs. That’s not a realistic position, so we’re waiting to see what they would like to see.” "

EU is 'confused and puzzled' about UK's post-Brexit trade plans, says Irish PM | The Independent
 

Mickeymac

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Your comprehension of these things, seems at odds with most...

Indeed sir, he omitted to say Brexit was not even on any radar during and after the GFA........if it had of been lurking at that time, rest assured the commitment to the EU would have been paramount in any final deal between all of those engaged in the Agreement.
 

AhNowStop

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" Brexit is a disaster for Ulster unionism.

The fact a British minister feels compelled to assert “the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom” as part of an EU negotiation, as David Davis did yesterday, can only be a backwards step for unionists who had enjoyed two decades of the constitutional question (Union with Britain versus Irish unity) being settled in the minds of the international community."

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2017/11/how-dup-could-save-union-and-brexit-talks-too
Excellent article .... far too pragmatic for the DUP though !!!
 


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