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

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Message 1 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Mar 9, 2007

At last the people want change.
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Message 2 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Mar 9, 2007

It was interesting to hear a senior DUP member on the radio this morning calling for NI corporate taxation to be harmonised with the Republic.
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Message 3 - posted by John of Paddington, Mar 9, 2007

Don't be so daft ernie, the South would not touch the North if it were a gift.
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Message 4 - posted by U7410096 - alt id 2, Mar 9, 2007

We could suck it and see JoP.No harm in a vote on both sides of the very artificial border. The Island is one and we Brits have nothing in common with Ulster ways and attitudes.
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Message 5 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Mar 9, 2007

That may have been their view during the height of the Troubles but no more. If the Republic were worried about bringing the neanderthal six counties into the twentieth century it would be worth London shelling our four or five billion to help get shot of it once and for all .
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Message 6 - posted by U7410096 - alt id 2, Mar 9, 2007

If we bring them all home now they may never have the courage or confidence to venture out anywhere again.
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Message 7 - posted by U7410096 - alt id 2, Mar 9, 2007

Sorry. wrong thread.
If we bring them all home now they may never have the courage or confidence to venture out anywhere again.

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Message 8 - posted by U7457427, Mar 10, 2007

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Message 9 - posted by U6532874, Mar 10, 2007

I thought it might have been right here. What would the unreconstructed minority of unreformable bigotted far right protestant 'loyalists' do? They certainly wouldn't fit into any ordinary mainland community except perhaps the few and sad BNP/UKIP enclaves.
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Message 10 - posted by U7457427, Mar 10, 2007

Hundreds of memorials dedicated to soldiers killed by terrorists in Northern Ireland over the past 30 years are to be removed amid fears that they will be valdalised by Irish Republicans.

More than 250 memorials - plaques, stone carvings, trees, etc. - located at more than 20 bases there (many bases are being abandoned as operations are scaled down) will be removed to more secure locations within the province and in the British mainland during the next few months.

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Message 11 - posted by U6532874, Mar 10, 2007

Is that wrong? Life, thank heavens, moves on and these memorials have relevance to the relatives and comrades not the communities who were ripped apart by the occupation bigotry and division. The place for the plaques etc is in regimental museums or on bereaved mother or wives mantleshelves.
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Message 12 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Mar 10, 2007

Just as memorials to nationalist and catholic victims of the security forces and protestant paramilitaries have been vandalised by supporters of their killers.
Hundreds of memorials dedicated to soldiers killed by terrorists in Northern Ireland over the past 30 years are to be removed amid fears that they will be valdalised by Irish Republicans.

More than 250 memorials - plaques, stone carvings, trees, etc. - located at more than 20 bases there (many bases are being abandoned as operations are scaled down) will be removed to more secure locations within the province and in the British mainland during the next few months.


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Message 13 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Mar 10, 2007

But there has been so much enlightened reform during direct rule surely it would be better to keep it that away until there are clearer signs that they are capable of behaving sensibly on their own? The NI parties now have barely ten days to decide whether they are going to stop behaving like spoilt sulky nasty fighting children.
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Message 14 - posted by U7410096 - alt id 2, Mar 10, 2007

There should be a referendum on re-unification next year and then every ten years.

We could do the same here on the abolition of the monarchy after the present Queen dies.

We and the north of Ireland need to clamber out of the Dark Ages.
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Message 15 - posted by sandPerran, Mar 10, 2007

Gradually, the Nationalist majority parts of N.Ireland should unify with the republic. Reunification will be inevitable this century.
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Message 16 - posted by U7410096 - alt id 2, Mar 10, 2007

Drip feed transfer of the counties sounds very sensible. I could start next week!
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Message 17 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Mar 10, 2007

How many 'loyalists' are left? A few hundred thousand? And how many of them would be concerned by becoming full blown Irish?
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Message 18 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Mar 10, 2007

If Paisley fails to agree to sane devolution Hain and Blair should quickly advance the re-unification agenda.
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Message 19 - posted by Slimtone, Mar 10, 2007

This has been covered recently, on the Ireland v. England thread. May I refer you to message 5 on that thread.
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Message 20 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Mar 10, 2007

Been and looked. What has that message to do with this post election thread?
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