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Poll: Did Northern Ireland and the hard border with Ireland enter your head when you voted leave?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by easyrider, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Raymond Lin

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    Not if the border is open and people and goods can freely move between IR and RI.

    You can “see” how you like but in practical terms it doesn’t mean that you are.
     
  2. easyrider

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    What a rubbish post.
     
  3. easyrider

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    How can you have a free border with a EU country Ireland and then have a hard border with the rest of the EU?
     
  4. robfosters

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    What do you think the result would be of a referendum, Union or United Ireland?
     
  5. Raymond Lin

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    You can’t, hence you will need to close the border with Ireland, then live all its consequences. That’s the price you pay for voting Leave?

    Or you move the border to the Irish Sea and essentially lose NI to keep peace.

    Referendum where? NI or RI or UK?
     
  6. robfosters

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    NI
     
  7. Vexr

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    Consider it an alternative perspective. Despite not being on this forum all that long, I've seen enough smug rubbish posts from you regarding a range of topics that even my laziest and most ill-informed contributions will weigh favourably against the uselessness of yours for a long time to come.
     
  8. easyrider

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    Its not an alternative perspective. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to NI and Ireland.

    So just maybe don't post...
    as posted already in another thread

    It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain
     
  9. altus

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    Yes, but did not think we would let the threat of violence/terrorism dictate where we put a border.
     
  10. Raymond Lin

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    I don’t claim to be Irish so this is just a feeling but if they know they can stay in the EU by a united Ireland I would think they would. It would remove the IRA problem. It would solve quite a few of the Brexit problem.
     
  11. d_brennen

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    As a former Belfast resident and married into an Irish catholic family... No, the border was the last thing on my mind.

    Our government is an embarrassment of the highest order
     
  12. easyrider

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    You think the NI want a United Ireland?

    You think Ireland want a united Ireland with the British?
     
  13. d_brennen

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    Will of the people, eh? In a couple of decades perhaps
     
  14. Vexr

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    What other thread? Did Northern Ireland and the hard border with Ireland enter your head when you voted leave was the question on this thread, not are you an expert on Northern Ireland. If some of us find Northern Ireland not as intimidating as we perhaps should, then that's fine by me to bring this ignorance to light.

    As you managed to alienate a large section of this forum on a CPU related topic not so long ago, you will forgive me if I don't take your usually malignant word as gospel.
     
  15. easyrider

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    You're AMD fanboyism being brought into a Brexit thread? really? really?

    My opinion on a piece of PC hardware influences you decision on a politcal debate?

    I would stop while you can. :p
     
  16. MissChief

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    I was aware it could cause an issue, but it wasn't my primary concern.
     
  17. easyrider

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    what was?
     
  18. MissChief

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    That we would almost certainly be better off as part of the EU, hence that's why I voted that way. So far my belief is being proven right.
     
  19. Raymond Lin

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    Didn’t I just answer this question?
     
  20. easyrider

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    But thats not based on any form of reality...