McGuiness calls for an end to constitutional link between UK and NI

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by GeoffreyBarrack, May 1, 2012.

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  1. GeoffreyBarrack

    GeoffreyBarrack Old-Salt

  2. eodmatt

    eodmatt LE

    At the end of the day, it will be for the electorate to decide.
  3. GeoffreyBarrack

    GeoffreyBarrack Old-Salt

    Indeed it will, I recall John Major more or less making that clear in 93/94.
  4. cokecan

    cokecan War Hero

    i'm fairly sure its been HMG's policy policy since we abolished Stormont in what, 1972?
  5. GeoffreyBarrack

    GeoffreyBarrack Old-Salt

    That may very well have been the case, but it was the first time that I can remember, a conservative Prime Minsiter, hinting at the possibility of a United Ireland.
  6. Mighty_Blighty

    Mighty_Blighty LE

    They (McG and Co) won't ask the question, because they will not like the answer.

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  8. AFA06

    AFA06 LE

    You won't find any argument here. Spent nearly 4 years in that shit hole. It is a wet, depressing place full of complete ********* (one both sides) - set them free and see just how much we notice them when they are gone.
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  9. Cairngorm

    Cairngorm Old-Salt

    I don't think that the Republic either want or could afford to take on the populace of Northern Ireland.
  10. Biscuits_Brown

    Biscuits_Brown LE

    They'll ask alright, annually, until they get the answer they want. I'd say circa twenty years.
  11. Biscuits_Brown

    Biscuits_Brown LE

    They don't & they can't. But they're kinda constitutionally obligated.
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  12. Cairngorm

    Cairngorm Old-Salt

    They are up to their eyeballs in debt and could not sustain us.
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  13. Biscuits_Brown

    Biscuits_Brown LE

    No, I know, but they don't really have a choice.
  14. GeoffreyBarrack

    GeoffreyBarrack Old-Salt

    Articles 2 and 3 of the Irish Constitution, the territorial claim over the six counties, were amended by referendum in 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement. The Republic no longer has any constitutional designs on the north, aspirational maybe.
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  15. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    You just hit the nail on the head I feel. Try this...

    "Martin McGuinness stands at Free Derry Corner stark naked on one leg doing the propeller thing with his willie".

    That would get a headline around the world I am sure. Which has been sadly lacking in the McGuinness scrap book since the glory days of being 'denied the oxygen of publicity' and being the pin-up boy of slack witted students and people who believe the moon landings are fake. He is now in the Dail, an assembly of Welsh charcoal burners I believe? Not exactly front and centre with the worlds media?

    McGuinness and his chums are becoming a side-show as the world moves on. And that must hurt. So let us give them space to grow old, whither and die in peace. By ignoring their bollocks statements?
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