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6 hours ago, rickudon said:

The Irish question will be settled anyway - after the next general election or the one after - by Northern Ireland opting to join the Irish Republic. Sheer matter of Demographics, Protestants now make up less than 50% of the population, Brexit may just make this happen in all but name a bit earlier, 87% of Northern Ireland farmer's incomes come from EU payments, do you want to subsidise them from the British Taxpayers pocket? 

 

The solution to all these problems is obvious ....

so you think it is a protestant catholic thing ? you are so seriously wrong about that

 

what you might find is that Ireland leaves the EU and joins up with the UK once it sees that free world trade without the EU works better 

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6 hours ago, 7by7 said:

Prior to 1st January 2005, anyone born on the island of Ireland was automatically entitled to Irish citizenship and thus an Irish passport. This still applies to people born before that date who have not yet claimed their Irish citizenship

 

Anyone born on the island of Ireland on or after that date is also entitled to Irish citizenship and an Irish passport if at least one of their parents was Irish, British or, if neither, had no time restriction on their residency in the RoI or UK.

 

As both the RoI and the UK allow dual nationality, neither government have any problem with this and there are many citizens of Northern Ireland who have, for one reason or another, both Irish and British nationality.

 

Allowing citizens of Northern Ireland dual Irish and British nationality has never effected the Province's status as part of the UK, and there is no reason why it should do so in the future.

 

As part of the 1999 Good Friday Agreement, the Irish government dropped their claim to sovereignty over Northern Ireland with the nineteenth amendment to the constitution; which basically says that Northern Ireland will remain politically part of the UK and so not become part of the RoI unless and until the majority of people living in Northern Ireland wish it.

what stupid nonsense is that, tell you what, if you can - get yourself an Irish Passport and then try to claim and Irish Government Pension, having a passport means absolutely nothing - it might save you 30mins in an airport ............. go for it lol

 

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2 minutes ago, smedly said:

yes people living abroad are taking a huge hit as the vultures in our economic world manipulate sterling based on uncertainty, it is a given and is making a lot people a lot of money that is for sure, when there is certainty it will all go the other way, Sterling will rocket up and the FTSE will plummet with probably one of the biggest sell offs in its history - that in itself might cause major problems.............that is how the dirty market works and it is dirty and rotten to the core - you heard it here first but you will be the last to here it as the market and currency will move way before the official press releases. 

 

When the brexit negotiations settle down (and they will once Merkel and her team realise that the UK is not going to blink first), the currency speculators and manipulators will mostly move on, and Sterling will consolidate against the Euro, the same as it has done against the USD. Expect the forum's remainers to move on to one of the Scandi-Krona or the Japanese Yen or some such as their benchmark (with daft/tenuous explanations as to the relevance), just as they've now forgotten about the USD.

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6 hours ago, Grouse said:

That's very kind of you!

 

BUT

 

Right now, effective U.K. Border (incoming) is in Calais. Do you think France will continue with that?

they have no choice under international treaties, you really are letting yourself down now

 

 

Here is an example, buy a ticket to the USA, go to the airport on the day of your departure, go through the front door to the departure lounge and go to check in, I will give you 10mins and you will be walking straight back out the door again - the one with the big sign that says "EXIT" Bus Station this way with an arrow

 

Honestly are you being serious or now trolling and baiting

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search msn for the following - UK should be better prepared for no deal on Brexit, says ex-Bank governor

 

from an educated man talking sense and pretty much saying it all

 

He is saying they need to be better prepared, I think they are prepared but it is a challenge, the best solution is simple - something reasonable that works for all  - the EU needs the UK, further down the road the UK may not need the EU so much

 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, smedly said:

search msn for the following - UK should be better prepared for no deal on Brexit, says ex-Bank governor

 

from an educated man talking sense and pretty much saying it all

 

He is saying they need to be better prepared, I think they are prepared but it is a challenge, the best solution is simple - something reasonable that works for all  - the EU needs the UK, further down the road the UK may not need the EU so much

 

 

 

 

Correct. But I would replace the words 'may not' with the words 'will not'.

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Leo is speaking sense and trying to put forward solutions. Just a shame no one else is. 


Leo maybe speaking diplomatic sense however 'common sense' is in short supply from his emperors in Brussels. Just warnings & threats (i.e.: clock ticking replies aimed at BoJo)

Leo's right stating Brexit is the challenge of today, however his priority is Ireland & minimising the financial litigation affect that Brexit may bring.

Brexit, NI & the GFA are one of the first top three issues Davis & Barnier are currently tackling, Barnier should refrain from his intimidating media releases and remember the negotiations are not a political poker game. (Barnier, previously being part of the GFA team should lead by example).


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4 hours ago, smedly said:

they have no choice under international treaties, you really are letting yourself down now

 

 

Here is an example, buy a ticket to the USA, go to the airport on the day of your departure, go through the front door to the departure lounge and go to check in, I will give you 10mins and you will be walking straight back out the door again - the one with the big sign that says "EXIT" Bus Station this way with an arrow

 

Honestly are you being serious or now trolling and baiting

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-37921598

 

The BBC trolling and baiting?

 

No idea what your airport rant is supposed to mean. I go where the sign says Fast Track ?

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/28/emmanuel-macron-wants-renegotiate-calais-border-treaty/

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4 hours ago, smedly said:

search msn for the following - UK should be better prepared for no deal on Brexit, says ex-Bank governor

 

from an educated man talking sense and pretty much saying it all

 

He is saying they need to be better prepared, I think they are prepared but it is a challenge, the best solution is simple - something reasonable that works for all  - the EU needs the UK, further down the road the UK may not need the EU so much

 

 

 

King's name has gone to his head. He's been uttering inanities for a while now. Carney is a superior source

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If Germans are anything they're pragmatists! 

 

They even have a word word for it: Pragmatismus ?

I appreciate the intensity of your admiration for all things German, but can I point out that there is an English word for "pragmatismus", we call it "pragmatism"!

 

Much of the rest of the world have regarded it as a particularly British trait for centuries...

 

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3 minutes ago, JAG said:

I appreciate the intensity of your admiration for all things German, but can I point out that there is an English word for "pragmatismus", we call it "pragmatism"!

 

Much of the rest of the world have regarded it as a particularly British trait for centuries...

 

So is humour!

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4 hours ago, citybiker said:

 


Leo maybe speaking diplomatic sense however 'common sense' is in short supply from his emperors in Brussels. Just warnings & threats (i.e.: clock ticking replies aimed at BoJo)

Leo's right stating Brexit is the challenge of today, however his priority is Ireland & minimising the financial litigation affect that Brexit may bring.

Brexit, NI & the GFA are one of the first top three issues Davis & Barnier are currently tackling, Barnier should refrain from his intimidating media releases and remember the negotiations are not a political poker game. (Barnier, previously being part of the GFA team should lead by example).


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well said and agree 100%, he is not helping at all and trying to shift all the blame for no progress on the UK team when in fact it is the ridiculous demands that are stopping the process moving forward and as I have stated many times - I believe that is the tactic - they need the UK team to walk which in turn will test the resolve of the British people, if they don't get the effect they want then that will be a game changer and they will be right back at the table and the talks will actually make progress

 

and just because the UK doesn't give news updates on a daily basis doesn't mean they are weak, May was right in what she said making it clear that the UK was prepared to walk away but it seems Mr Barnier wants to test it

 

What I see when it is all concluded is

 

- a customs and Free Trade Arrangement that the UK may pay an annual fee to cover admin costs

- The UK free to trade with whoever they like

- The UK having full control of its laws and borders

- an exit fee of no more than 20b pounds

- EU citizens still able to work in the UK if they have a job to go too and qualify for a work permit but will have limited or no access to welfare

- Irish citizens still able to enter the UK maintaining their special status which will work both ways as it has done for decades 

 

sounds about right and should work for all

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1 hour ago, Grouse said:

King's name has gone to his head. He's been uttering inanities for a while now. Carney is a superior source

and what is it exactly you don't agree with, everything he said makes perfect sense to me.

 

 

The joke of the last decade was the Scotish vote for independence - first joke was "independent Scotland" and wanting to be in the EU, how on earth is that independent lol

 

the second - if the vote had gone the other way how would Scotland be doing now because shortly after the referendum the price of oil went through the floor something they were constantly warned about but it fell on Salmond and Sturgons very deaf ears.

 

Scotland would have had less to offer as an EU member than Greece and look how they are getting along, the only thing that would have changed was the source of your handouts switching from England to the EU but with the EU there are many financial clauses and demands before money is handed over in bailouts as Greece has found out.  

 

and remember that if Scotland had left the United Kingdom they would have had to take away a share of the UK national debt which they contributed too.

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57 minutes ago, smedly said:

and what is it exactly you don't agree with, everything he said makes perfect sense to me.

 

 

The joke of the last decade was the Scotish vote for independence - first joke was "independent Scotland" and wanting to be in the EU, how on earth is that independent lol

 

the second - if the vote had gone the other way how would Scotland be doing now because shortly after the referendum the price of oil went through the floor something they were constantly warned about but it fell on Salmond and Sturgons very deaf ears.

 

Scotland would have had less to offer as an EU member than Greece and look how they are getting along, the only thing that would have changed was the source of your handouts switching from England to the EU but with the EU there are many financial clauses and demands before money is handed over in bailouts as Greece has found out.  

 

and remember that if Scotland had left the United Kingdom they would have had to take away a share of the UK national debt which they contributed too.

What has Scotland got to do with this discussion?

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well said and agree 100%, he is not helping at all and trying to shift all the blame for no progress on the UK team when in fact it is the ridiculous demands that are stopping the process moving forward and as I have stated many times - I believe that is the tactic - they need the UK team to walk which in turn will test the resolve of the British people, if they don't get the effect they want then that will be a game changer and they will be right back at the table and the talks will actually make progress
 
and just because the UK doesn't give news updates on a daily basis doesn't mean they are weak, May was right in what she said making it clear that the UK was prepared to walk away but it seems Mr Barnier wants to test it
 
What I see when it is all concluded is
 
- a customs and Free Trade Arrangement that the UK may pay an annual fee to cover admin costs
- The UK free to trade with whoever they like
- The UK having full control of its laws and borders
- an exit fee of no more than 20b pounds
- EU citizens still able to work in the UK if they have a job to go too and qualify for a work permit but will have limited or no access to welfare
- Irish citizens still able to enter the UK maintaining their special status which will work both ways as it has done for decades 
 
sounds about right and should work for all


According to Sunday Telegraph today the UK position is 'no more than' 40bn euros which will effectivly make it our opening bid so 20b pounds will be way too low.

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