what would happen the bbc and other british organisations in Ireland in the event of a unted ireland?

Connollyist a/c no.2

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what would happen the bbc and other british organisations in Ireland in the event of a unted ireland?

Would bbc still broadcast in the north? or would bbc NI just branch off and become their own thing or what?

same goes for the NI Conservatives and NI labour.
 


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Nobody would be paying a license fee to the BBC if there was a united Ireland so I doubt they would still broadcast here.

The NI Conservatives would get even fewer votes than they do now and I don't think NI Labour exist.
 

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Would bbc still broadcast in the north? or would bbc NI just branch off and become their own thing or what?

same goes for the NI Conservatives and NI labour.
Whatever the UK gets for news so does the ROI. BBC Ulster would probably continue under different procedures, that's all. That's especially considering NI would still have GFA connections to the UK in a UI, e.g., retention of UK citizenship if desired, British–Irish Council and the British–Irish Intergovernmental Conference, etc. Add to that any hybrid and transitional agreements they'd further reach at some point too.
 

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TV angles of Nigel Dodds pausing from ploughing the fields and looking up in reflection during the Angelus on BBC Nuacht at 6.
 

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TV angles of Nigel Dodds pausing from ploughing the fields and looking up in reflection during the Angelus on BBC Nuacht at 6.
then cut to a brick flying through air ...... followed by a distant scream :lol: lol

I'd pay the license fee for that alone :shock: lol
 

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Sammy Wilson skipping through the fields in the altogether, then stopping and looking up in reflection while the Angelus rings out. A few strategically placed ears of corn should cover his modesty.
 

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From your link...

" The Labour Party is not a registered political party in Northern Ireland and does not currently contest elections.[2]"

They wouldn't be paying the BBC license fee because they would no longer be in the UK.
It still exists. I am also pretty sure its members contested the election under the banner "cross-community labour" or something like that.
 

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Sammy Wilson skipping through the fields in the altogether, then stopping and looking up in reflection while the Angelus rings out. A few strategically placed ears of corn should cover his modesty.
from a different angle, but still .. :shock: lmao

 

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BBC Ulster would probably continue under different procedures, that's all. .
It would no longer be the BBC though, nor would the BBC fund it or be accountable for it - these services are license payer funded.

NI would still have GFA connections to the UK in a UI, e.g., retention of UK citizenship if desired,
The GFA I imagine would become obsolete in the event of a UI.

As for citizenship, perhaps an arrangement for those who wish to retain their passport, but that would not mean the continuation of BBC services or the NHS etc in what would be a foreign, sovereign state.
 

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It would no longer be the BBC though, nor would the BBC fund it or be accountable for it - these services are license payer funded.



The GFA I imagine would become obsolete in the event of a UI.

As for citizenship, perhaps an arrangement for those who wish to retain their passport, but that would not mean the continuation of BBC services or the NHS etc in what would be a foreign, sovereign state.
Agreed, it wouldn't be funded and licensed the same way now, but the BBC is everywhere.

The choice of having British and/or Irish citizenship survives a UI under the GFA's terms.
 

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Agreed, it wouldn't be funded and licensed the same way now, but the BBC is everywhere.
It can be picked up most places, but there would no longer be a bespoke regional service for NI once it left the UK.

The choice of having British and/or Irish citizenship survives a UI under the GFA's terms.
Thanks, I didn't know that.
 

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Christ on a moped, is this the level of barrel-scraping p.ie is reduced to, in order to find something about a UI to whinge, moan and scaremonger about? This has to be one of the most pathetic mewling threads ever, even for p.ie
 

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Christ on a moped, is this the level of barrel-scraping p.ie is reduced to, in order to find something about a UI to whinge, moan and scaremonger about? This has to be one of the most pathetic mewling threads ever, even for p.ie
Having to watch RTE, and the Late Late is no laughing matter.
 

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Agreed, it wouldn't be funded and licensed the same way now, but the BBC is everywhere.

The choice of having British and/or Irish citizenship survives a UI under the GFA's terms.

How will that work? Will everyone in UI be entitled to British citizenship?
 

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Stephen Nolan would take over , and Shout a lot just to make the former unionists nostalgic for Big Ian Shouting a lot .
 


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