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News articles of interest (Brexit)
#81
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po...14786.html


Snarling Arlene claiming she hopes a border deal is close is exactly like the late doctor Harold Shipman claiming he wished all those nice OAPs had lived to the ripe old age of 100.

The DUP is wantonly trying to destroy the GFA and bring the hard border back. Why? Because the GFA guarantees a referendum on reunification, and demographics guarantees NI will have a catholic majority electorate in ten to fifteen years - or sooner. Furthermore, the DUP is an identity politics party, and the EU provides a European identity that supercedes and unites both communities, rather than devides them. Again, the DUP hates that, and wants to get rid of it. Despite even most of their loyalist voters in agriculture, agro-industry and manufacturing WANT the EU backstop, to keep their jobs, businesses and livelihoods safe, and to keep the precious peace in NI intact.
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#82
(03-11-18, 01:55 PM) Wrote: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po...14786.html


Snarling Arlene claiming she hopes a border deal is close is exactly like the late doctor Harold Shipman claiming he wished all those nice OAPs had lived to the ripe old age of 100.

The DUP is wantonly trying to destroy the GFA and bring the hard border back. Why? Because the GFA guarantees a referendum on reunification, and demographics guarantees NI will have a catholic majority electorate in ten to fifteen years - or sooner. Furthermore, the DUP is an identity politics party, and the EU provides a European identity that supercedes and unites both communities, rather than devides them. Again, the DUP hates that, and wants to get rid of it. Despite even most of their loyalist voters in agriculture, agro-industry and manufacturing WANT the EU backstop, to keep their jobs, businesses and livelihoods safe, and to keep the precious peace in NI intact.

The DUP is indeed intent on destroying the GFA in a desperate attempt to frustrate re-unification. Despite their name, they are anti-democrats.  Catholics most likely already represent the majority of NI's population.  For example, those of working age were (as of 2016) are estimated to be 44% catholic and 40% protestant.  Among school children the difference is most stark, 51% are catholic and 37% protestant. The only group with a protestant majority is the over 60's, where an estimated 57% are protestant versus 35% catholic.

The next NI Census is scheduled for 2021 and will most certainly confirm a catholic majority..... 2021 also ironically coincides with the centenary of NI's creation.  The gerrymandered statelet's days are numbered..... Meanwhile, it is determining the UK's fate as regards the EU withdrawal process.  The tail sure is wagging the dog.

Source of above data: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-43823506
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#83
Nothing to do this weekend? 
Have fun understanding Brexit...

Fintan O'Toole: Brexit: Ireland and the English Question

Spoiler
Mr. O´Toole blames the EU for Brexit happening, he suggests the EU should have expelled the UK before the referendum, so that they (UK) would fight to remain  Smile
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#84
Well, O'Toole, if he is being serious, is just as deluded as this British colleagues.
Again, the EU is a rules based organisation and can only do things there is a rule for. Only do things that are explicitly competenced to it. Expelling members is not one of them, especially not when it legally invokes a right through an existing rule (A50).

For it to be able to do that it should be a Nation, like the USE, but at that point there would not be the problem anymore. Can't wait..
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#85
(03-11-18, 04:44 PM)Antarctican Wrote: Well, O'Toole, if he is being serious, is just as deluded as this British colleagues.

He is not being serious, and he is an Irish journalist, watch the video, he just explains how the English have  cornered themselves.
Real and beautiful Brexit only lasted for an hour.
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#86
Interesting article: https://www.thisisinsider.com/no-deal-br...ks-2018-11
Will this be a repeated success or will it follow the Ackerman's Herbalife fortune? What do you think?
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#87
Thx, Ciaran, very enlightening.
In the meantime, my post about Snarling Arlene has been removed not once but twice from the Indi comment section, and I find myself blacklisted: any and all of my posts simply fail to appear. BREXIT England is starting to look more and more like a totalitarian regime. "Censorship? What censorship?"



(03-11-18, 02:15 PM)Ciaran Ireland Wrote: The DUP is indeed intent on destroying the GFA in a desperate attempt to frustrate re-unification. Despite their name, they are anti-democrats.  Catholics most likely already represent the majority of NI's population.  For example, those of working age were (as of 2016) are estimated to be 44% catholic and 40% protestant.  Among school children the difference is most stark, 51% are catholic and 37% protestant. The only group with a protestant majority is the over 60's, where an estimated 57% are protestant versus 35% catholic.

The next NI Census is scheduled for 2021 and will most certainly confirm a catholic majority..... 2021 also ironically coincides with the centenary of NI's creation.  The gerrymandered statelet's days are numbered..... Meanwhile, it is determining the UK's fate as regards the EU withdrawal process.  The tail sure is wagging the dog.

Source of above data: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-43823506
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#88
On October 23, 2018, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted a panel discussion on the Brexit endgame.

On the brink of Brexit: The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe

Another interesting debate, the British Ambassador to the US with very weak/no arguments defending Brexit.
Do any career diplomats, that know how the world functions, can with ease speak on behalf of Brexit UK?
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#89
(05-11-18, 09:10 PM)SwaziKing Wrote: Another interesting debate, the British Ambassador to the US with very weak/no arguments defending Brexit.
Do any career diplomats, that know how the world functions, can with ease speak on behalf of Brexit UK?

During a recent Brexit debate, the British ambassador to Slovenia begged the Slovenian business leaders to "keep faith". I kid you not:


Encouraging words for Slovenia’s exports to the UK after Brexit (26 Oct 2018)

According to the British Ambassador to Slovenia, Sophie Honey, official talks on new commercial relations with Slovenia have not yet started: "Our goal is to create new commercial relations, which would remain very open in order to ensure the free movement of goods. We want to establish good foundations for Slovenia's companies, for them to continue exporting to our country. We therefore encourage entrepreneurs, who have an interest to cooperate with the UK, to keep faith and continue searching for a way..."

Because of Brexit, some British companies are already searching for other investment locations. One of the locations of interest is also Slovenia.

https://www.rtvslo.si/news-in-english/en...xit/470051

'Keeping faith' is a great business strategy.  Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin  (Except that it does not even work for Vatican. Sure Vatican is selling faith, but its business is run by ruthlessly corrupt accountants and banksters, not by naive angels waiting for God to give them some money and having faith that everything will work out fine in the end.)

And only a complete idiot would have any faith/trust in Perfidious Albion. Best to rearrange one's business model striking out the untrustworthy UK, unless one sells to the UK things which the Brits very desperately need such as food (but best to have backup plans in this case too).


Have you seen this recent TV report from Slovenia about Brexit (13 Sept 2018) - it also features the above two Brexit strategies from two Slovenian companies - one has given up on global Brexit Britain and entered alternative markets instead, the other (selling food) will try to stay in the UK market (with plan B to redirect its exports to other markets):

Exclusive: Programme about Brexit from Slovenian national broadcaster (watch video)
http://debateuncensored.x10host.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=48&pid=101#pid101
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#90
(05-11-18, 10:09 PM)Ajda Slovenia Wrote: Best to rearrange one's business model striking out the untrustworthy UK, unless one sells to the UK things which the Brits very desperately need such as food (but best to have backup plans in this case too).

Immediately after the referendum result, I thought the English would some how come to their senses... make the Queen publicly known as an EU lover ??? Smile, they have so many talented screenwriters, why not find an happy ending for this soap opera? 

I was just disappointed that my government didn't get the right people together to get some of the Brexit spoils, there is a team... but not aggressive.
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