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Give Northern Ireland back to Ireland

Why does England not give back Northern Ireland to Ireland? The Protestant English settlers should either come back to England or exchange their passport for a proper Irish one.
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Re: Give Northern Ireland back to Ireland

ok here comes the ban
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Why? Serious question it is.
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Why does England not give back Northern Ireland to Ireland? The Protestant English settlers should either come back to England or exchange their passport for a proper Irish one.
Well !Ask the People of Northern Ireland (Ulster)them self.My wifes answer is "NO"
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Serious question it is.
Yoda speaking?
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Why does England not give back Northern Ireland to Ireland? The Protestant English settlers should either come back to England or exchange their passport for a proper Irish one.
Because they haven't been Protestant English Settlers for a while. It's like saying Switzerland should "give back" Ticino to the Italians...ain't really theirs to give.
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Because they haven't been Protestant English Settlers for a while. It's like saying Switzerland should "give back" Ticino to the Italians...ain't really theirs to give.
Ticino was never part of Italy (Italy is only 150 years old).

Parts belonged to Como, and parts to Milano, but that was more than 500 years ago (at about the time that Columbus discovered some islands in the Caribbean).

What next, give East Prussia back to Germany, Alto-Adige and Switzerland back to Austria?

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Re: Give Northern Ireland back to Ireland

Ridiculous suggestion. Next you'll be saying why don't we give the Falklands back to the Argies?
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It's just jealousy because the Swiss never got further than the edge of their cow-pat sized country.
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Ridiculous suggestion. Next you'll be saying why don't we give the Falklands back to the Argies?
I think you should
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Ticino was never part of Italy (Italy is only 150 years old).

Parts belonged to Como, and parts to Milano, but that was more than 500 years ago (at about the time that Columbus discovered some islands in the Caribbean).

What next, give East Prussia back to Germany, Alto-Adige and Switzerland back to Austria?

Tom
This was the question at my Oxford University interview. They mentioned East Timor as an example "what should be done with it" and then they asked how far should that extend and why? What happens when there are no 1948 era Palestinians still alive, should the right of return still apply? If so, then should the USA be given back to the "native Americans" even though as it stands they're far outnumbered. Of course there isn't meant to be a right answer to this, but it can make for an interesting discussion.
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It's just jealousy because the Swiss never got further than the edge of their cow-pat sized country.
Actually, they did: Valtellina, Bormo, and parts of what is now France and Germany were Swiss at times.

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Re: Give Northern Ireland back to Ireland

What if N. Ireland was split into two and one half allowed to join Ireland?
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Re: Give Northern Ireland back to Ireland

And so, once again, the signal to noise ratio approaches zero...
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What if N. Ireland was split into two and one half allowed to join Ireland?
It might work.

Then Switzerland could be dispersed into 4...
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Why does England not give back Northern Ireland to Ireland?
The question's pointless because the principles and mechanisms have already been settled by the governments of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Google "Good Friday Agreement" and you'll learn all you need to know.

Just for the record Northern Ireland has always remained part of Ireland. Google "Ireland" and you'll see what I mean.

However Northern Ireland has never been part of the Republic of Ireland. You can't "give back" what was never taken away.Googling "Republic of Ireland" will reveal all.
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What if N. Ireland was split into two and one half allowed to join Ireland?
What if people like you just stay out of the Irish business ,what if Canadian deciding to deport a D.A. like you to mars
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Why does England not give back Northern Ireland to Ireland? The Protestant English settlers should either come back to England or exchange their passport for a proper Irish one.
Because the Republic of Ireland does not want it & has said so.
I remember the Irish prime minister said "we are all in the EU anyway".

Apart from anything else the Government paid social payments in Northern Ireland are enormous.
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What if people like you just stay out of the Irish business
If people took your advice then International affairs section of the forum would end up being empty.
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