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

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I agree. Do the Irish really want to take on Northern Ireland's social security bill?
Of course not, they cannot get tax payers to pay for water, never mind pay for NI! But that is not what it is about! It's about the checks and balances that keep a lid on NI and one of those is the clearly stated commitment to a united Ireland at some stage in the future.

A clear commitment to a united Ireland means the Unionists can't claim to have won, just as the Queen laying a wreath in the Garden of Remembrance means that the republicans cannot claim that their traditions are being ignored or belittled.

It is very unlikely that Kenny will still be in power by the time the negotiations begin let alone end.
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