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

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You're wrong here: both can't take it. The difference is that the UK action would be a yolo action and would be harming itself mainly, whereas EU leadership would have to explain it to all its member countries and citizens.
The people in the EU are well informed on the situation and the EU leaders would find in much harder to return to their electorate and explain why they disadvantaged themselves to give the UK the deal they are demanding.

The people in Ireland fully understand that if there is a no deal situation they will have no choice but to put up a border, the surveys have been carried out, the cops have been issued and the army corp of engineers have been assigned the task.

The opposition parties in the Irish parliament are briefed every week by the PM on the situation and they fully support him in these matters. If you listen to Michael Martin, the leader of the opposition, you will find he is fully in line with Leo and has not at any stage criticised his handling of the situation.

In fact one of the unusually aspects of this whole situation was that the Irish political parties concluded that this was far too serious a situation for playing the usual political games and so they came to a consensus right at the start of this in 2016 and they have all held the line for the past three years.
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