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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 16th, 2018, 9:49 pm
by katastrofa

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 16th, 2018, 10:30 pm
by bearish
That seems like a case of goosing. Seemingly in good fun. 

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 16th, 2018, 10:31 pm
by bearish
The Croatian threw me for a minute.

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 12:27 am
by alpher
I hate the OP there is this song: 
And I'm a huge KPOP fan, not among the youngest either but I guess to anyone on this forum KPOP invokes the image of a black hole...supermassive one too. 

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 8:27 am
by ISayMoo
That seems like a case of goosing. Seemingly in good fun. 
It's always in good fun, as long as you don't ask the victims.

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 4:51 pm
by tw
Feel free to make up other fun scenarios!

The 6 counties joins the Free State and all your problems are solved.
If there's a majority for it on both sides of the Border, I'm A-OK with it. Have fun with the DUP.

Is it not getting time to have the Irish reunification Referendum?
I believe under the Terms of the Good Friday Agreement, it is the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to determine if there would
likely be support for it, and I understand the polls have been drifting in that direction.
That would test the DUPs commitment to referendums as voicing the will of the people.
Who knows, NI might well vote for it which gets rid of the backstop headache, and it would throw the DUP under the bus, which they so richly deserve
for all their extortion rackets amongst other crimes.

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 4:56 pm
by ppauper
Is it not getting time to have the Irish reunification Referendum?
they held it in 1973.
Remain part of the United Kingdom 98.9%
Join with the Republic of Ireland 1.1%

Eire could always rejoin the UK

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 5:01 pm
by ISayMoo
Wut? https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/poll ... -1.3645214


"The last Northern Ireland border referendum in 1973 produced a 57 per cent majority in favour of staying in the UK."

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 5:02 pm
by Paul
It’s becoming very fashionable in some circles to get an Irish passport. Soon the country will be full of Guardian readers. I wouldn’t wish that on any country. (Except maybe Belgium.)

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 5:25 pm
by ppauper
Wut? https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/poll ... -1.3645214


"The last Northern Ireland border referendum in 1973 produced a 57 per cent majority in favour of staying in the UK."
they're playing games.
wiki results

98.90% of valid votes in favor
99.01% of votes cast were valid
58.66% turnout

98.90% * 99.01% * 58.66% = 57.44%

By that same logic, the 1.1% who voted to join Eire becomes 0.64%

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 6:12 pm
by bearish
Wut? https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/poll ... -1.3645214


"The last Northern Ireland border referendum in 1973 produced a 57 per cent majority in favour of staying in the UK."
they're playing games.
wiki results

98.90% of valid votes in favor
99.01% of votes cast were valid
58.66% turnout

98.90% * 99.01% * 58.66% = 57.44%

By that same logic, the 1.1% who voted to join Eire becomes 0.64%
Of course you conveniently left out the fact that the referendum was boycotted by the nationalists, which explains the bizarre looking result and makes the original 57% statement quite reasonable. But, you are playing games...

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 8:24 pm
by ppauper
Wut? https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/poll ... -1.3645214


"The last Northern Ireland border referendum in 1973 produced a 57 per cent majority in favour of staying in the UK."
they're playing games.
wiki results

98.90% of valid votes in favor
99.01% of votes cast were valid
58.66% turnout

98.90% * 99.01% * 58.66% = 57.44%

By that same logic, the 1.1% who voted to join Eire becomes 0.64%
Of course you conveniently left out the fact that the referendum was boycotted by the nationalists, which explains the bizarre looking result and makes the original 57% statement quite reasonable. But, you are playing games...
you win, we'll use your/the Irish Times method rather than the wikipedia method if there's ever another Irish reunification vote. A majority of those eligible to vote rather than a majority of the votes cast would be needed to leave the UK

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 18th, 2018, 1:20 pm
by Cuchulainn
Feel free to make up other fun scenarios!

The 6 counties joins the Free State and all your problems are solved.
If there's a majority for it on both sides of the Border, I'm A-OK with it. Have fun with the DUP.

Is it not getting time to have the Irish reunification Referendum?
I believe under the Terms of the Good Friday Agreement, it is the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to determine if there would
likely be support for it, and I understand the polls have been drifting in that direction.
That would test the DUPs commitment to referendums as voicing the will of the people.
Who knows, NI might well vote for it which gets rid of the backstop headache, and it would throw the DUP under the bus, which they so richly deserve
for all their extortion rackets amongst other crimes.
The DUP - like the BEXIT elites - want to go back to the 50s; it's just the century they don't agree on.

Unification is not an issue at the moment; it's the economic fallout that will hit NI hard.

More importantly, the majority in NI voted to stay in EU.

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 18th, 2018, 1:30 pm
by Cuchulainn

Eire could always rejoin the UK
That means having air-head politicians leading us. No thanks. Once bitten, twice shy, what.
Let's hope Michael Collins is punctual next time

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Posted: December 18th, 2018, 4:01 pm
by Paul
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