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 Post subject: Ireland Reunification referendum
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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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
PostPosted: Mon February 04, 2019 10:38 pm 
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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.

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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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