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Old 10.10.2016, 03:38
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The Irish Govt. will not be happy; they do not want to pick up the bill for N. Ireland grants and subsidies, currently over 20 billion annually.
This is why they have been saying for many years they do not want the North
Irish diplomats have been floating a different proposal in Brussels: NI to remain nominally British (= carry the cost), but enters into a customs union with Ireland. No need to address FMOP as they are all entitled to Irish passports in any case.

That way the republicans get to pretend they have a united Ireland, the unionists get to pretend they still have an empire and the Irish avoid the embarrassment of having to reject them. The only flaw is that the rest of th U.K. has to pay for it, otherwise sure isn't it a great plan!
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