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    Son of a Cork Man Son of a Cork Man is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBP voter View Post
    This act was repealed.

    Repealed by implication (in the United Kingdom) by the Civil Aviation Act 1949, the Civil Aviation Act 1968, the Civil Aviation Act 1971, the Immigration Act 1971, the Civil Aviation Act 1982, the Aviation Security Act 1982, the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 and the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997
    Not so. The core provision in s2 Ireland Act 1949 remains in force.
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    Plebian Plebian is offline
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    The United Kingdom has a diverse set of overseas born populations, with the largest 5 contributing countries being:

    Poland (831,000)
    India (795,000)
    Pakistan (503,000)
    Ireland (382,000)
    Germany (286,000)

    58,000 people identified themselves as Gypsy or Irish Traveller in the 2011 Census (0.1 per cent of the usual resident population of England and Wales)

    100,000? Don't think so, and that 2011 figure of 53,000 would include people in the UK who were English Gypsies and others who were British born but self-identifying as Irish Travellers. Also the UK stats include all those Irish Travellers of NI extraction.

    Besides, the notion of any Govt being able to round up and deport all those travellers is kinda ridiculous given how little control anyone has over them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpie View Post
    I remember that alright.
    see what the travellers did when some poor bástard tried to mediate? They threw a bucket of urine in his face
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    Dedogs Dedogs is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimples 77 View Post
    This report is written in a rather breathless tone, as if the post-Brexit obvious hadn't previously crossed the minds of the group involved - the "Traveller Movement".

    These folks seem to think that after Brexit the Irish should have rights within the UK that others wouldn't have.

    Is this complaining driven by the sense of entitlement that is held by some Irish people, or by the sense of entitlement that is held by traveller people?

    "Irish citizens living in Britain could be at risk of losing their right to live, work, rent private accommodation and avail of healthcare services in a post-Brexit UK, a new report into citizens’ rights has warned.

    Irish citizens in the UK could also lose the right to exemptions from deportation and prohibitions on employment of foreigners once the UK has formally left the European Union in 2019, the report says.


    “Throughout history, the Irish community have been a fundamental part of British society and continue to shape Britain for the better,” wrote Lord Alton."
    disappointed there mate.... i thought you were goin to say we were gettin a knaxit....
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