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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    No. That would be a mandatory Poll under the terms of the GFA which could not then be repeated for 7 years.

    BUT there is NOTHING in the GFA says that a Border Poll cannot be called under different circumstances.

    However it seems that less than 50% of the people of the ROI would vote for a United Ireland ....

    49% of Republic of Ireland voters back united Ireland
    That's a pile of extremely cherry-picked numbers, Cruimh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    Yeah, cos ethnic cleansing is just fine if the minority is small enough.

    sweet jesus
    A huge jump from politically cutting the legs out from under a racist party and racist group of people to genocide no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll_On View Post
    I'd imagine that's how it would pan out. Southerners don't want the Dodds of this world standing in Dáil Éireann talking about creationism and issuing fatwas on homosexuals and foreigners. The ROI can barely tolerate the Healy Raes, could you imagine Healy Rae times a thousand that we'd get with Doopersand Troopers? The ROI also won't tolerate a massive influx of shiner TDs. So it'll be a regional parliament, at least in the short term.
    The Republic of Ireland will tolerate anything. Plans are afoot in the Republic ot ban turf, coal and other combustion forms of home heating and not one word is being say by the masses. They are prepared to freeze to death in their homes rather then rebel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Se0samh View Post
    That's almost hysterically funny...
    So the ROI doesn't have health service and homelessness crises? So there aren't thousands of children homeless in the ROI? Can you speak to these facts? Do you feel these facts will be ignored by the people in NI in any future unification vote? Who wouldn't agree that the ROI needs to solve these crises prior to a unification vote in order to be credible in the eyes of NI voters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Sigh -fact remains - only 49% would actually vote for a UI
    Of course ROI will approve unification. The south's hopeless misty eyed sentimentality guarantees it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Rommel View Post
    A huge jump from politically cutting the legs out from under a racist party and racist group of people to genocide no?
    Reread your post, Generalísimo.

    You give unconverted unionists the choice of "liking it or lumping back to Scotland". Much like Ferdinand and Isabela.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoipolloi View Post
    ... especially when you do the maths.

    Latest figures available (2016): the British subvention to Northern Ireland about £10 billion per annum: perhaps the EU would fund it?


    How dependent is Stormont on Westminster subvention? - FactCheckNI
    ...and the DUP were offering advice on economics to us!!!

    NI is a complete basket case - it's toxic and had grown fat on a lifestyle funded by various governments wanting to buy a solution to the "troubles" whereas in fact they were guaranteeing those dependent on the threat of violence were never going to actually solve the problem.

    Foster's little cash-for-ash scam was far from atypical of the kind of economics practiced by those in power in NI.
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    Gone would be,

    Winter fuel allowance for everybody.
    Cheaper VRT
    Cheaper alcoholic beverages.
    Cheaper education
    Cheaper medicine and dentistry. My neighbours eye drops cost 19.50 in the South and £6.20 in N.I.
    Houses reasonable priced.
    End of wind farm subsidies means one can sleep at night.
    Very low carbon taxes.
    A legal system which works and a functional police force.
    Better roads without potholes.
    Planning permission still not granted for North/South interconnect or, maybe never. Could result in the South's high electricity prices being kept out.
    Only one green MP in the whole UK.
    No more Brussels interference and tyranny
    The prospect of jobs returning when green constraints are gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    Reread your post, Generalísimo.

    You give unconverted unionists the choice of "liking it or lumping back to Scotland". Much like Ferdinand and Isabela.
    If a United Ireland comes about the DUP should have no place in Leinster House the best way of doing it is making sure the unionists numbers are so small that no matter how they vote they will never have the numbers to take seats. More than fair when you consider how they ran things back in the good old days of gerrymandering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post
    ...and the DUP were offering advice on economics to us!!!

    NI is a complete basket case - it's toxic and had grown fat on a lifestyle funded by various governments wanting to buy a solution to the "troubles" whereas in fact they were guaranteeing those dependent on the threat of violence were never going to actually solve the problem.

    Foster's little cash-for-ash scam was far from atypical of the kind of economics practiced by those in power in NI.
    You make a good point about cash for ash. But you fail to mention that it was a green intuitive, state funded in the very same way that the Republic's renewable energy scam is promoted. They are all unassessed green climate change initiatives.
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