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Brexit controversy: Ireland against any “economic border” with North Ireland

Saturday, July 29th 2017 - 13:58 UTC
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Ireland is against the imposition of an “economic border” with Northern Ireland and the Irish government is not going to help Britain design one, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. Read full article


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  • NativeAngeleno

    56% of Northern Eire will only swell to 60 - 70% once their economic losses are felt from the coming wall, prompting a vote for the North to exit the UK for an autonomous state within the whole of Ireland and their advatageous return to the EU. Which could very well stir the envy required for Scotland to opt for their exit from the UK as they watch English businesses and jobs save and make attractive sums in their relocation to Ireland. An Irish-Scottish-EU confederation could and should sensibly result. The benefits to Scotland from the rich flow of business and employment opportunities from England could more than suffice to give Scotland the EU base on Britain the Scots, many English workers and the EU desire. The EU could provide much of the largesse and subsidization of Scotland now looking for a home as th EU extricates it from England. The question wither billions of euros will move, the continent or the new English EU trading partner Scotland, would become tantalyzing to English and EU concerns alike, freeing up England to become that free-trade paradise the Tories hallucinate will evolve without the annoying footdragging in No Eire and Scotland hindering the creation of the tax haven heaven envisioned. A win-win-win and happy ending to Brexit and the old UK for all.

    Jul 29th, 2017 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Voice

    Oh what are you suggesting..?
    A wall between Scotland and its largest trading partner England...
    That is what would happen...
    No one in UK mainland cares whether there is a wall between Ireland and Northern Ireland...
    A wall on UK mainland is a different matter and is not going to happen...
    Every single supermarket and national retail outlet receives its deliveries through England...
    Think again...

    Jul 29th, 2017 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tr0lListic_Approach

    It his the quintessence of Anglo Logic however, that they constantly berate the Spaniards about not putting up artificial, political, or economic walls between Gibraltar and Spain, all the while they draw up all these plans for political and economic walls between the UK and the rest of the world, and even between Ireland itself? Can anyone figure this out?

    I can!

    Anglos will be Anglos.

    Jul 29th, 2017 - 10:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Voice

    Toby your English is gradually becoming difficult to understand...
    Who berates the Spaniards about not putting up artificial, political, or economic walls between Gibraltar and Spain...?

    Jul 29th, 2017 - 10:57 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • gordo1

    Odd that three contributors who, at first glance, are neither British nor Irish nor Llanitos but deem themselves competent to comment about Brexit generated problems for Ulster and Scotland or, even, Gibraltar!

    Jul 30th, 2017 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Voice

    Do you live in Scotland or Ireland...?
    Or is it me that lives in Scotland...? WTF would you know...and why wouldn't I feel competent to comment on Brexit generated problems for Scotland...D'oh!...

    Jul 30th, 2017 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Clyde15


    “The UK is putting up economic walls between themselves and the rest of the world ?”

    You don't really know what you are talking usual.

    When we leave the EU, then THEY will put up tariffs between our two countries although we would still like to have free trade. It's their choice !

    What new tariffs or political walls will the UK implement between itself and the rest of the world outside the EU. Please expand on this with FULL examples of countries involved.

    There will be 27 countries in the EU when the UK leaves.

    There are 195 countries in the world inc. the UK,so that leaves 168 countries totally unaffected by a trade or political barrier resulting in the UK's quitting the EU.

    Poor research and conclusion by usual.

    As I have always said...

    A dumb ARGIE will always be a stupid Argie.

    Jul 30th, 2017 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NativeAngeleno

    Clyde and Voice, Breaking off with a 27-nation bloc IS creating a disadvantageous wall of tariffs around yourself, both with those 27, with whom you will not get as good a deal economically, they as a bloc will punitively see to that, and most likely on average with the rest of the world, with whom your negotiating position is much weaker, needing as you will to offer your favorite nation markets sweeteners to get as much as you used to from them. This is not rocket surgery even though it's beyond you. You will not be better off economically. You've traded better economics for control of immigration, and even there you will have to compromise and accept peoples you passed Brexit to exclude. So no, there will not be physical walls you will put up. But if you actually think through the results, you have built a wall around your immediate financial future, restricting it through all that you will have lost by ending the European deals you now enjoy and will not enjoy in two years. Inasmuch as you have a very finite time to pass about 100 deals with your 99 most important trading partners beyond the EU, they know you will be under the gun and can force onto you worse deals than you now get via the EU. Does that make it easier to grasp, you incredibly stupid limeys? No Argentine, for that matter no Mongoloid, is as dense to have done what you have done to yourself and then embraced it, as if a cut in pay makes yor situation superior to everyone else's situation. Why don't you cut off your nose as well? Your position is DAFT. You have been sold a lie which you swallowed whole without chewing. Still you insist choking to death will work put for you just fine. Carry on, lunatics. Suggest you desist from digging a deeper holes in your argumentsthan you have already on this site and take a strong whiff of reality for once. Leave the stiff upper lip routine to the lying imbeciles who got you into this.

    Jul 30th, 2017 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I would add to my comments that there is nothing so dumb as a Latino American who cannot write in English. My God, you have written the longest sentence in the English language. “rocket surgery” ? It's obvious that English/American is not your native tongue.

    So other countries outside the EU will insist on higher tariffs than the WTO rates on selling our goods to them ? They will be content that we will charge higher rates of duty when they sell their goods to us ?. Is your other name Captain Sensible ?

    Anyway it has made you happy so not all is lost !

    Jul 30th, 2017 - 10:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Not as stupid as confusing Rocket Science and Brain Surgery....
    Oh dear...
    Americans... what can I say...
    Also... Chinese are Mongoloid and they are pretty smart...
    Is there anything you do know the meaning of....?

    Pray tell me why it concerns could be worse...we could have a raving lunatic for a President...
    How bad and embarrassing would that be...?
    How is your wall coming along...?

    Jul 30th, 2017 - 10:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    Is NativeAngeleno another disguise for PaTrollio?

    NA, you seem pissed enough about Brexit to write huge paragraphs about it. You've a bug up your ass about the British it seems.

    How come Cuba never tried to become another state in the U.S.? Wouldn't that have made a lot of economic sense? They'd really have been swimming in money compared to their situation now.

    Cuba keeping their distance from the U.S. makes you happy. The UK keeping their distance from the EU makes you unhappy.

    Jul 31st, 2017 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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