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#1501 C8RKH

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:46 PM

No concerns on the hard border in NI then?

 

Turkeys voting for christmas comes to mind.

 

There won't a hard border between NI and Ireland. there really is no need as we have the Irish Sea between there and the rUk so the border / immigration / customs checks will be done at the ports and airports.

 

Can't see too many refugees transiting through cold and wet Ireland then risking a dip in the bloody freezing Irish Sea in a small boat to get to the rUK.

 

Now, if Scotland gets its Independence and the rUK is out of the EU and we are in, then feck me, that lovely outlet village in Gretna just off the A74/M74 will be repurposed in as quick as a flash of my arse in a kilt on a windy day to a customs and border checkpoint.  Will be a right pain in the arse when I travel down south for work too (if they don't use enough KY on the customs search that is....)



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:56 AM

Going to guess DUP voting, flute band loving, bowler hat wearing, loyalist union man. Just in case anyone doesn't get the nuances here.

 

And you're an SNP-voting, Hail Hail wailing, tartan-bloodier social justice warrior. Just in case anyone doesn't get the nuances and we're being stereotypical here.. ;)
 



#1503 GracieJ

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:30 PM

Just what I expected from a the small minded individual, did not however expect to find one on this site.  By the way you are right I do/did vote DUP but we are not all loyalist bigots....I just believe in the UNION, and am entitled to it jut like you and everyone else on this site.

 

If you don't, which I guess you do not from your post then, as per your legal democratic right ......vote. Please however leave the abuse for one of the "dubious" sites that you no doubt follow. 

 

Regards and may I wish you and yours well for the future..........from a family man, who does not care for this type of rhetoric/hatred.

 



#1504 oblomov

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:56 AM

Just what I expected from a the small minded individual, did not however expect to find one on this site.  By the way you are right I do/did vote DUP but we are not all loyalist bigots....I just believe in the UNION, and am entitled to it jut like you and everyone else on this site.

 

If you don't, which I guess you do not from your post then, as per your legal democratic right ......vote. Please however leave the abuse for one of the "dubious" sites that you no doubt follow. 

 

Regards and may I wish you and yours well for the future..........from a family man, who does not care for this type of rhetoric/hatred.

 

I think you should have the courage of your convictions and say what you really think. :D



#1505 PaulCP

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:03 PM


Just what I expected from a the small minded individual, did not however expect to find one on this site.  By the way you are right I do/did vote DUP but we are not all loyalist bigots....I just believe in the UNION, and am entitled to it jut like you and everyone else on this site.
 
If you don't, which I guess you do not from your post then, as per your legal democratic right ......vote. Please however leave the abuse for one of the "dubious" sites that you no doubt follow. 
 
Regards and may I wish you and yours well for the future..........from a family man, who does not care for this type of rhetoric/hatred.
 

I think you should have the courage of your convictions and say what you really think. :D
or, as a relative newcomer, read through the previous history to understand that it might just be a bit of long standing banter 😄

Edited by PaulCP, 05 May 2017 - 03:06 PM.


#1506 KurtVerbose

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:52 PM

I visited Northern Ireland in 2014 and didn't see even one bowler hat.

 

The people were very nice.

 

My only complaint was the very long queue at the fish 'n chip shop.

 

It might have been because I was wearing an orange dress though.



#1507 TheHood

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:39 PM

Strange (and admittedly loaded) question. Did anyone on here that does the whole Facebook thing get any pro-leave advertising in the run up to the referendum?

#1508 Captain Vimes

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:14 PM

Not wishing to start arguments but I quite enjoyed reading the opinions of fellow .org'ers on Brexit so back to the top..

 

 

A quote from today's news:

 

"Speaking in Luxembourg, Mr Juncker used the analogy of someone covering the bill after ordering 28 beers at the bar to explain the EU's position"

 

This stood out to me for two reasons:

(1) Does Mr Juncker think that the British are all thick lager louts that need a beer analogy to understand what's going on?

(2) The analogy is completely wrong. If we knew we were getting 28 beers then at least we'd know whether the bill is reasonable. It's more like walking into a bar and immediately being asked to settle the bill for the night before even ordering a drink or being allowed to see the menu.

 

A more enlightening quote from Mr Juncker came when reflecting on the lack of progress: "They have to pay, they have to pay". Which nicely summarises the current position from the EU. No reason, no legal stance just an angry little man not getting his way and stamping his feet.



#1509 PaulCP

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:06 PM

It would be an interesting situation if the UK held a second referendum.

I'm sure that some of the original "out" voters would now vote "in" because they weren't appraised sufficiently of the process and expected immigration to cease immediately and extra cash to be given to the NHS.

I'm equally sure that some who voted "in" would now vote "out" due to the EU showing their true colours with individuals desperate to justify their personal long term existence. It is impossible to negotiate with someone who either doesn't want to negotiate or doesn't have the authority to do so.

#1510 Captain Vimes

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

Agreed. It would be interesting but it would need to wait until 2019. Theres a lot of games being played at the moment on both sides, so any re-vote would be skewed until we know what Brexit really looks like.

#1511 fiveoclock

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

There wont be a re-vote. A Conservative government would be too afraid the vote would be remain and they'd have to change tack and a Labour government would be too afraid the vote would be still to leave and make them look like bellends, which, of course, they already do.






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