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Thread: Should Ireland be allowed to veto a British trade deal with the EU

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    Default Should Ireland be allowed to veto a British trade deal with the EU

    Ireland is a small country
    Should it have the right to veto a British/EU trade deal or scupper the UK economy?

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    Yes. Otherwise we are scuppered.
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    Apparently the Republic does have that right, both as a member of the EU and under the GFA; and the possibility does strengthen Ireland's hand in any negotiations with the UK, and within the EU.

    Actually doing so would be a different thing altogether, because of the possible blow-back on cross-channel trade.

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    Yes and we should have no hesitation in using it.

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    Allowed to?!

    Are you high? It is our right and privilege to do so if we so choose.

    Allowed to....ffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
    Ireland is a small country
    Should it have the right to veto a British/EU trade deal or scupper the UK economy?
    Small countries have just as much right to protect their national interests as large ones. We should use our veto without hesitation if Britain doesn't come up with a compromise that can keep the border open.

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    Yes we should. We should be able to veto the living shyte out of anything that is legally within the scope of our powers of veto. That goes for a Brexit deal or anything else. No doubt the Euronazis would be delighted if we did so (since they hate the UK), but don't be fooled by those ************************s, because we would have no veto at all if some of them had their way (unless it was the kind of veto where we can use it as long as we agree to change our mind when asked again). Fk the Brits and fk the EU. Ireland first.
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    Maybe Varadkar the poppy wearer doesn't want to be put into that position and is happy to trigger a general election and be replaced.
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    I don't think we could use it unless we had some sort of acceptance of our stance from our partners. I don't think we would want to find ourselves in conflict with both the EU and the UK. If the EU decide that they can't hold up going on to the next phase any longer then I don't think that we could do it in those circumstances. So I hope Leo isn't getting his lines crossed with Europe. Threatening to use it and generally rejecting the shyte that the UK is shoveling in our direction is absolutely right of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    Yes we should. We should be able to veto the living shyte out of anything that is legally within the scope of our powers of veto. That goes for a Brexit deal or anything else. No doubt the Euronazis would be delighted if we did so (since they hate the UK), but don't be fooled by those ************************s, because we would have no veto at all if some of them had their way (unless it was the kind of veto where we can use it as long as we agree to change our mind when asked again). Fk the Brits and fk the EU. Ireland first.
    That's not Ireland first. That's Ireland on her own. Have we not had a thousand years of history to teach us what folly that is?

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