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Old 10.10.2016, 14:34
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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
The Irish can well afford to say they do not want the North as long as their chances of getting it are pretty slim anyway.

But if that reality were to change, I'm pretty sure public opinion in the Republic wouldn't be objecting too strongly.

I'm sure there would be many arguing that the costs would be well worth it.

I guess maybe even the Unionists could be placated if the Repubic were to write some special protection such as elements of self rule into their constitution (in the same way various other European nations have such arrangements for minorities).
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