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Thread: Repartition - a Plan B?

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    Default Repartition - a Plan B?

    So, I had a spare few hours a few months back and went through the election results from the 2005 Local Council elections on a ward-by-ward basis and my statistics showed that around 65% of votes cast for Sinn Fein and the SDLP in Northern Ireland came from the wards to the south and west of the black line below. (Most of the 'green' wards to the north and east are sparsely populated)

    Is Repartition a potential future Plan B in the event that the Nationalist community never reaches the much talked about 50%+1?

    Could financial incentives be offered to Nationalists in west Belfast, Moyle, north Armagh, etc and Unionists in Fermanagh, Tyrone, Dundrum, etc if they wished to relocate to the 'right' side of a new border?

    Instead of resorting to the tired old P.ie cliches can we actually have a grown up debate about this?

    After all, it's one plan that seems to get support from both Unionists and Nationalists (though not in any great numbers yet). Surely that is something that should be looked at in greater detail?


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    Quote Originally Posted by British Citizen View Post
    So, I had a spare few hours a few months back and went through the election results from the 2005 Local Council elections on a ward-by-ward basis and my statistics showed that around 65% of votes cast for Sinn Fein and the SDLP in Northern Ireland came from the wards to the south and west of the black line below. (Most of the 'green' wards to the north and east are sparsely populated)

    Is Repartition a potential future Plan B in the event that the Nationalist community never reaches the much talked about 50%+1?

    Could financial incentives be offered to Nationalists in west Belfast, Moyle, north Armagh, etc and Unionists in Fermanagh, Tyrone, Dundrum, etc if they wished to relocate to the 'right' side of a new border?

    Instead of resorting to the tired old P.ie cliches can we actually have a grown up debate about this?

    After all, it's one plan that seems to get support from both Unionists and Nationalists (though not in any great numbers yet). Surely that is something that should be looked at in greater detail?

    So the penny is finally dropping with you all.
    The inevitability of a Republican majority is sinking in and once again you (loyalists) resort to the gerrymandering of boundaries to achieve your gaol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murf13 View Post
    So the penny is finally dropping with you all.
    The inevitability of a Republican majority is sinking in and once again you (loyalists) resort to the gerrymandering of boundaries to achieve your gaol?
    Hey, go with what ye know!
    We are all born mad. Some remain so.

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    The vast majority of the Nationalists get left in NI and none of the Unionists get stuck in the ROI. BC, you're a barrell of laughs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murf13 View Post
    So the penny is finally dropping with you all.
    The inevitability of a Republican majority is sinking in and once again you (loyalists) resort to the gerrymandering of boundaries to achieve your gaol?
    You must have missed the bit where I said 'forget the tired, old P.ie cliches'.....

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    50%+1 = end of Norn Irn forever. Get over it, stop being a pack of bollixes and start learning to get along with the people you are going to have to spend eternity sharing this island with FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungLiberal View Post


    The vast majority of the Nationalists get left in NI and none of the Unionists get stuck in the ROI. BC, you're a barrell of laughs.
    Erm, you're wrong. Did you miss the bit where I said 65% of SF/SDLP voters are on the Republic side of the line?

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    Never. The peoples of the Six and 26 Counties have spoken by referenda. If a majority North and South vote for a UI it happens. You can't change the goalposts because you fear losing. Accept the people(s)'s decision BC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SideysGhost View Post
    50%+1 = end of Norn Irn forever. Get over it, stop being a pack of bollixes and start learning to get along with the people you are going to have to spend eternity sharing this island with FFS.
    You sound like someone 'easy to get along with'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by British Citizen View Post
    Erm, you're wrong. Did you miss the bit where I said 65% of SF/SDLP voters are on the Republic side of the line?
    Would you like me to draw a map where all the nationalists come over here, and 65% of Unionists stay in a rump state?

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