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Time to scrap North of Ireland Assembly and have re-unification referendum?

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Message 21 - posted by Slimtone, Mar 10, 2007

Did you not understand? The figures show clearly that there is no majority, north or south of the border, for re-unification.
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Message 22 - posted by sandPerran, Mar 10, 2007

The writing is on the wall.
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Message 23 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Mar 10, 2007

We.ve just had an election and views have obviously and significantly changed.

Can anyone see any reason why the overwhelmingly catholic nationalist counties could not immrdiately be joined to the republic as previously suggested?

'Northern Ireland was a sad and doomed artificial and ill-judged creation to give in to Carson's bully boys. Why shouldn't the nationalist counties now be released. The ever reducing loyalist ghettoes can then reflect on their strange status and one day make a decision to go to say Canada or Australia or bow to common sense and rejoin the Republic.
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Message 24 - posted by U7410096 - alt id 2, Mar 10, 2007

Yep, and when the Prod rump has reduced to a pathetic post industrial theme park smaller than Rutland..............
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Message 25 - posted by John of Paddington, Mar 10, 2007

Plimpest. The result of the election was DUP 30%, SF/IRA 26%, SDLP 15%, UU 15%, CCUP 5%. Not a ringing endorcement for unification.
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Message 26 - posted by U6532874, Mar 10, 2007

A ringing endorsement for the parties who would be actively involved in a shared power devolved assembly which is the first step to re-unification.
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Message 27 - posted by Slimtone, Mar 10, 2007

The Republic does not want re-unification. Everyone seems to believe it's up to the North to decide, but the fact is, the South is not interested.
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Message 28 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Mar 10, 2007

So you keep saying but very recent noises from the Irish indicate that if anyone wants to join they are welcome.Deleting that constitutional presumption made all the difference.
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Message 29 - posted by Slimtone, Mar 10, 2007

Apart from the political uncertainties, were the North to become part of the Republic the economic consequences could be dire; unemployment on a large scale (look what happened with German re-unification, and they were better-placed to deal with it); and the influx of two million people no longer heavily-subsidised by Britain (assuming we weren't silly enough to go on subsidising them.)
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Message 30 - posted by U6532874, Mar 10, 2007

As has been suggested before the UK should give the six counties a multi billion golden goodbye to get it the ungrateful neanderthal place off our hands once and for all..
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Message 31 - posted by Slimtone, Mar 10, 2007

That would suit me, but I still don't think the Republic would acquiesce.
As has been suggested before the UK should give the six counties a multi billion golden goodbye to get it the ungrateful neanderthal place off our hands once and for all..

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Message 32 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Mar 10, 2007

They have already. Re-read JoP's duplicitous parallel Irish thread.
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Message 33 - posted by Slimtone, Mar 10, 2007

:-D
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Message 34 - posted by U7766332, Mar 12, 2007

I dont know how you start new conversations here, maybee someone will tell me but in the meanwhile how do you go about getting your children into Oxford schooling.?
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Message 35 - posted by U6532874, Mar 12, 2007

Speak to the information department at the local education department or contact the independent schools information service.If you look at the Oxford board just below the list of past topics and before the list of current threads you will see the block box link to starting a new thread.
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