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 Post subject: Ireland Reunification & Scottish independence referenda
PostPosted: Sun February 03, 2019 10:02 pm 
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Well, it’s coming a lot sooner than we thought. Studies have shown after an adjustement period it will be a massive boost for the country south but especially up north. But as a whole.
Massive and intensive efforts towards planning and reframing and possibly redefining our republic and even rewriting the constitution to include the Protestant/unionist(formerly?) community will be needed. Possibly into a federal state of government by most accounts.

The EU stance is in the event of a 50+1 referendum on reunification in the north and the Republic, Northern Ireland will be granted automatic entrance into the EU. They’ll fund it even more than they do now. (That funding is about to disappear if the UK crashes out of the EU, which is looking likely).

Sinn Fein are on top of it calling for an all island all party forum to prepare for it. The government don’t want this right now and are saying it’s not the time.
They said the same on the marriage equality and abortion referenda and we saw the public was decades ahead of them and they soon changed their tune and made it look like they were on board all along. Politicians eh? :roll:

This is going to become a thing more and more so I thought I’d start a thread even as a placeholder.

Do we want it? That changes a lot but especially lately. Do we need it? They’re gonna need us in a bad way in case of brexit crash out.
We cannot have a hard border on the island. It won’t work on countless endless levels and will cause untold damage.

So it’s a matter of time. UK crashes out? Within 5 years. Maybe sooner. Some form of Brexit agreement reached? Who knows.


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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It's never seemed closer, that's for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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A pipe dream. Not in our lifetime.


Now this.

May we live in interesting times.


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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This is certainly the closest we’ve ever been to the fall of the empire

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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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Well, two empires. America is crumbling too remember. But at least it has an option for a new leader.


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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dimejinky99 wrote:
Well, two empires. America is crumbling too remember. But at least it has an option for a new leader.

Gong Xi Fa Cai


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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Our new Chinese imperial overlords?

They’re certainly making movies in that direction.


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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dimejinky99 wrote:
Well, two empires. America is crumbling too remember. But at least it has an option for a new leader.


Media fed hysteria.

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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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Not really. They’re pouring money into Africa all over the place and buying up ports left right and Center.


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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dimejinky99 wrote:
Not really. They’re pouring money into Africa all over the place and buying up ports left right and Center.


I meant America crumbling. China is for sure adopting the economic imperialism model, but we can’t mention it because anyone is better than Merica, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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Yeah guess so. Times they are a changin for sure


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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What do you ideally want, dime?


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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Blend what I want but also what I think is about to happen based on all the available evidence and information.

1. A second referendum in the uk.
This is a pipe dream and would cause as much chaos and more division than there already is.
But no brexit at all is now a reality given tonight’s vote result in HoC


2. A crash out no deal exit
Britain(meaning England) would quickly soon learn its true place and be stripped of any notions of being a world power and its inbuilt delusion of imperial reign would be obliterated.
The US has already laid down the most severe trading conditions that would strip the national health service and sell it to private interests as in the US. Not to mention food health standards. India and China are going to go even harder and cut them up. Let’s avoid that for the good of all.

3. Scottish independence referendum and a United Ireland referendum in Ireland north and south.
These should be at number one cos they’re the most likely outcomes. I want Scotland to have full self determination more than I want a United Ireland. Mainly cos I don’t want my country swamped by a bunch of flat earther self destructive bigots like the DUP



I could go on.


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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dimejinky99 wrote:
I want Scotland to have full self determination more than I want a United Ireland. Mainly cos I don’t want my country swamped by a bunch of flat earther self destructive bigots like the DUP
How much power would the DUP have in a united Ireland?


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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Green Habit wrote:
dimejinky99 wrote:
I want Scotland to have full self determination more than I want a United Ireland. Mainly cos I don’t want my country swamped by a bunch of flat earther self destructive bigots like the DUP
How much power would the DUP have in a united Ireland?

Yeah you'd think they'd be even more marginalized.


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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Green Habit wrote:
dimejinky99 wrote:
I want Scotland to have full self determination more than I want a United Ireland. Mainly cos I don’t want my country swamped by a bunch of flat earther self destructive bigots like the DUP
How much power would the DUP have in a united Ireland?



Here’s the bizarre thing.

They’d probably follow Sinn Feins model and impose abstention. They’d never take their seats. Despite being elected.
Sinn Fein Have elected MPs in the British Parliament since forever who don’t take their seats cos they have to swear an oath to the British monarch of the day. And that won’t happen cos a few million valid reasons not to.

But they have a sizeable cohort and would have about 15/20% representatives of the whole of the country, based on our current system and their results at the ballot box up north.


*in case of reunification our entire constitution would need to be totally rewritten and they’d be at the table and involved. But they’re against things like gay people marriage equality abortion and us in general, (meaning catholics. Even though Catholicism is all but dead here) so it would be thorny *if* they came to table.
They have so much in common with the Catholic Church it’s hilarious but they don’t realise or understand.

As with the current Good Friday agreement it would probably follow they could self identify as British but that’s pretty much all. They wouldn’t be forced to speak irish (rule for teachers and police/army (recently dropped for those last two) and the angelus would be dropped from tv and radio (it’s still played on our national stations at 12 and 6pm).

They’d insist on a new flag, even though they’re represented on our flag in the orange.
They’d insist on a new anthem.

I’m an idiot but the last two? That’s what will break the camels back. No way at all will we change those. Would America?


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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The main funny part about all this is when that referendum gets called for Irish unity,
The unionists up north wont be able to call themselves that anymore :haha:

Mitch hedberg is laughing somewhere but it’s true


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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You're right about the flag but they might have a point about the anthem.


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 Post subject: Re: Ireland Reunification referendum
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cutuphalfdead wrote:
You're right about the flag but they might have a point about the anthem.



Weird thing about that.
I don’t know how much you pay attention to the rugby.

But it’s an all island team. Called Ireland. players from north and south.
It works. Two anthems. One team.
(For bystanders, Ireland’s national anthem is called the soldiers song, and it’s pretty much about resistance and rebellion against the Brits.)
My solution to the anthem would be keep the melody and find a way in the words.
We’re good at this stuff. We can do this. For all of us.


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