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24 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

Unionism winning a border poll (still a lot more likely than not for tribal headcount reasons) means that there can't be another one for another 7 years (an analogy that the Conservatives strangely never seem to want to use in the context of the timing of a second Scottish independence referendum). Not sure that's a long enough gap to make it worth the risk from a Unionist standpoint. Think it's better to wait and hope Brexit related trade issues get fixed over time.

When I said sooner rather than later I was thinking of the next 2 years, rather than next month, although that's highly unlikely as it would take at least that long to draw up the benefits of a UI to put to the people.

In fact it might take 7 years to do that.

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15 hours ago, Jacksgranda said:

When I said sooner rather than later I was thinking of the next 2 years, rather than next month, although that's highly unlikely as it would take at least that long to draw up the benefits of a UI to put to the people.

In fact it might take 7 years to do that.

The best case for the reunification of Ireland would be for them to reunite with there long last pal and rejoin Britain where they can get all the vaccines they want. 

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The best case for the reunification of Ireland would be for them to reunite with there long last pal and rejoin Britain where they can get all the vaccines they want. 

Other than the Unionist Parties in Ulster. Has there ever been a party in Eire advocating reunification with the U.K.?

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4 hours ago, Dunfermline Don said:


Other than the Unionist Parties in Ulster. Has there ever been a party in Eire advocating reunification with the U.K.?

God knows, I can't imagine there is. 

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10 hours ago, Dunfermline Don said:


Other than the Unionist Parties in Ulster. Has there ever been a party in Eire advocating reunification with the U.K.?

Oddly enough Sir Edward Carson, who had been Irish Unionist Alliance MP for the University of Dublin, received an invitation (as did all Irish MPs at the time) to take his seat in the First Dail 

He declined but his name was still read out at the first roll call followed by laughter from the Sinn Fein MPs 

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On 01/02/2021 at 15:51, Dunfermline Don said:


Other than the Unionist Parties in Ulster. Has there ever been a party in Eire advocating reunification with the U.K.?

No, because most people who felt very strongly about wanting to still be British could always leave for NI or elsewhere in the UK so that they could be, but Orange Order aligned candidates (i.e. basically UUP under a cover name) did quite well for several decades in local elections in Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan. The last county councillor of that type stopped getting elected in Donegal as recently as 20 years ago and there was an independent TD in Donegal still being elected on that sort of basis up to the 1960s.

Crypto-Unionist votes often tend to go to Fine Gael and that has resulted in there often being a Protestant Fine Gael TD from Monaghan and Cavan. One of them called Billy Fox was shot dead by the IRA in the 1970s, which hints at why people have probably never been hugely keen to raise their head above the parapet in the RoI on an issue like reunification with the UK. Too many nutters around with access to firearms to make it worth putting up with the aggro associated with chasing a quixotic lost cause.

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1 hour ago, The Golden God said:

Arlene saying she’ll leave the country if Ireland is reunified, toys very much out the pram.

She can buy a place on the Costa Del Sol from one of those that's been horsed out by Brexit. She'll be fine as a citizen of an EU Member State. 

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1 hour ago, The Golden God said:

Arlene saying she’ll leave the country if Ireland is reunified, toys very much out the pram.

Bet she doesnae

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I'm sorry, I had to, this is for the Yesdas..

Good lass.

(Inb4 grass jokes)

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13 minutes ago, Stormzy said:

I'm sorry, I had to, this is for the Yesdas..

Good lass.

(Inb4 grass jokes)

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Proud da wae his boy on his first day at the big school

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Is it Robbie Coltrane she sort of resembles from certain angles?

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1 hour ago, NotThePars said:

Proud da wae his boy on his first day at the big school

Reminds me of a certain Chewin' the Fat sketch.

"That's him started the wan..."

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1 hour ago, Pato said:

Is it Robbie Coltrane she sort of resembles from certain angles?

Mason Boyne

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On 28 March 2021 at 20:02, The Golden God said:

Arlene saying she’ll leave the country if Ireland is reunified, toys very much out the pram.

There's always Cowdenbeath.

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On 28/03/2021 at 22:19, Pato said:

Is it Robbie Coltrane she sort of resembles from certain angles?

Paul Merton

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