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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 28.12.2020, 17:40
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There will be some ritual dances but nobody will vote against it because nobody will be so stupid to be directly responsible for a no-deal chaos.

All politics are local and the Greens in Ireland are not known for being particularly bright. Last count was 4, which brings the government majority down to 5. And the main opposition party is SF....
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Old 28.12.2020, 18:20
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All politics are local and the Greens in Ireland are not known for being particularly bright. Last count was 4, which brings the government majority down to 5. And the main opposition party is SF....
SF would vote against a deal which prevents a hard border (at least for the most part) and locks NI closer to ROI? In which case they are thicker than I thought...

In my view this deal is a step towards a unified Ireland.
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SF would vote against a deal which prevents a hard border (at least for the most part) and locks NI closer to ROI? In which case they are thicker than I thought...

In my view this deal is a step towards a unified Ireland.
That could be bloody.
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Old 28.12.2020, 18:33
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That could be bloody.
I wouldn't forsee it until the demographics have really gone for the unionists.
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I wouldn't forsee it until the demographics have really gone for the unionists.
I just hope there's no repeat of The Troubles which I only have vague memories of. I'm British myself but moved to Switzerland from Ireland having lived there for seven years. Beautiful country with beautiful people. I consider it my adopted homeland.
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Old 28.12.2020, 19:04
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I wouldn't forsee it until the demographics have really gone for the unionists.
Anyone who has close friends and relatives from Armagh and Ballimena know that this is not going to be as simple as some make it sound (as the understatement of the year, here).
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Old 28.12.2020, 19:17
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Anyone who has close friends and relatives from Armagh and Ballimena know that this is not going to be as simple as some make it sound (as the understatement of the year, here).
As I said earlier, as simple to solve as Israel/Palestine.
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In the meantime, a few reminders of the realities of this 'Deal'


https://fb.watch/2FY1kz9uv4/
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I just hope there's no repeat of The Troubles which I only have vague memories of. I'm British myself but moved to Switzerland from Ireland having lived there for seven years. Beautiful country with beautiful people. I consider it my adopted homeland.
I commuted there from here for a couple of months in 2008. Nice place, Belfast, but nowhere for food after 10pm on a Saturday - everywhere shuttered...
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Old 29.12.2020, 01:16
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Anyone who has close friends and relatives from Armagh and Ballimena know that this is not going to be as simple as some make it sound (as the understatement of the year, here).
The irony is that at this stage the two sides have more in common with each other in terms of morals etc than they have with anyone else. And the people in Ireland are very much aware of having a million conservatives joining them is not exactly what they want either....
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Old 29.12.2020, 11:51
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Wonderful news for 2021.
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Wonderful news for 2021.
Let me see now could it be Boris resigns ? or Jacob Rees-Mogg is going to be cryogenically frozen and thawed out
once the benefits of Brexit are found.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg is going to be cryogenically frozen and thawed out once the benefits of Brexit are found.

Which means, just about never. I could live with that.
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Old 30.12.2020, 10:35
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It’s quite ironic that after the EU insisted on no cherry picking, the content of the final agreement is rather cherry picking on steroids!

Norwegian politicians also acknowledging the merits of it.

Norway's Centre Party: 'The British have a better deal than the EEA'

https://www.thelocal.no/20201229/nor...l-than-the-eea
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It’s quite ironic that after the EU insisted on no cherry picking, the content of the final agreement is rather cherry picking on steroids!

Norwegian politicians also acknowledging the merits of it.

Norway's Centre Party: 'The British have a better deal than the EEA'

https://www.thelocal.no/20201229/nor...l-than-the-eea
I do not unfortunately think that you guys will set a precedence for us or others. It's only because...because UK. You insisted and not caved in. I can't see anyone else getting away with it.

V4 is watching closely. I think they are thrilled for you. Merry Christmas..
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V4 is watching closely. I think they are thrilled for you. Merry Christmas..
It's still Christmas in your neck of the woods?
How....festive.
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It's still Christmas in your neck of the woods?
How....festive.
Don't Romanians have Orthodox Christmas?
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I do not unfortunately think that you guys will set a precedence for us or others. It's only because...because UK. You insisted and not caved in. I can't see anyone else getting away with it.

V4 is watching closely. I think they are thrilled for you. Merry Christmas..
"not caved in" Tell that to the fishermen and the City of London!
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Brexit bill passed, 521 for, 73 against.

Democracy triumphs once more.
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Brexit bill passed, 521 for, 73 against.

Democracy triumphs once more.

You were expecting the Queen's prerogative to be used to interfere with a parliamentary decision????



It's happened in the past but still.....
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