The Implementation Thread.

And herein lies the real problem. Stormont exists because of U.K. devolution crap, it‘s not the destinction of two Ireland’s under the 1922 agreement. That’s why it can be exploited as a strategic weakness.
Stormont exists because since Home Rule was first muted in the 1800s Ulster Loyalists & Unionists don’t trust Westminster (or Dublin or Republicans).

It exists today in the current format due to human rights abuses (eg voting and housing) that Westminster allowed Stormont to inflict on a significant minority of the population.

Those escalated into “
I'm not sieving through 60+ sites of drivel. You sure can point out where in the WA is mentioned that an institution of the UK removes itself when it tells the EU to bugger off.
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Stormont exists because since Home Rule was first muted in the 1800s Ulster Loyalists & Unionists don’t trust Westminster (or Dublin or Republicans).

It exists today in the current format due to human rights abuses (eg voting and housing) that Westminster allowed Stormont to inflict on a significant minority of the population.

Those escalated into “

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I’m talking about Stormont’s current incarnation, but if you want to dredge up old muck feel free. Remember Ireland was part of the U.K. and you’ve obviously forgotten it was socialists who brought in internment, whether they were at Stormont or Wminster, you know the very socialists who had failed to rectify problems in NI and allowed the Irish government to pretend it was sectarianism alone
 
Just watching the Andrew Neil Show on the Beeb interviewing a bid from the EU about the FTA.
My gut feeling is it is going to be a WTO exit as the EU are playing silly buggers.
 
Just watching the Andrew Neil Show on the Beeb interviewing a bid from the EU about the FTA.
My gut feeling is it is going to be a WTO exit as the EU are playing silly buggers.
works for me.....

certainly won’t work for the EUSSR, but that’s their lookout for playing silly buggers.
 

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works for me.....

certainly won’t work for the EUSSR, but that’s their lookout for playing silly buggers.
The Eu are a busted flush, they don't scare anyone any longer yet they don't seem to get this!
 

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A year or so ago, when M Barnier made a threatening statement people in this country took note and some areas of the media started flapping. Now when he demands £1billion before starting negotiations the reactions seems to be "so what" or "bring it on".

Barnier is rapidly becoming a drag on the EU negotiators and I don't think he has long to go. He probably won't be sacked as that would look bad on the EU but he is not the driving force any longer.
 
And just to add to Brexit fun and frivolity…

The Shinners are set to make a huge breakthrough in the Republic of Ireland -

- Is that a United Ireland becoming mainstream politics South of the border I see entering stage left?
 
Dominic Raab has said the UK will be a "force for good in the world" as he arrived in Australia on the first leg of a tour to promote free trade deals.

Speaking ahead of a meeting with his Australian counterpart Marise Payne, the foreign secretary said Australia was "a natural partner" for the UK.

The UK is hoping for early trade deals with Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the US after its departure from the EU.

Mr Raab will visit Japan, Singapore and Malaysia over the next few days.

Keep working away in the background, ignore the doom and gloom squad and have all the ducks lined up, ready to sign up and implement on 31 December 2020.
 

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Keep working away in the background, ignore the doom and gloom squad and have all the ducks lined up, ready to sign up and implement on 31 December 2020.
Bugger that! We're no longer in the EU. Let's crack on as soon as the text is agreed and signed.

If Brussels doesn't like it then we'll just tell them all bets are off and we're not paying them any more.
 
A year or so ago, when M Barnier made a threatening statement people in this country took note and some areas of the media started flapping. Now when he demands £1billion before starting negotiations the reactions seems to be "so what" or "bring it on".

Barnier is rapidly becoming a drag on the EU negotiators and I don't think he has long to go. He probably won't be sacked as that would look bad on the EU but he is not the driving force any longer.
The bloke strikes me as like a bent journeyman boxer who's won a few rigged bouts against bigger guys and has started to believe he really won them. Now he's in the ring with a real opponent and they won't be hurling their chin at the scrappy haymaker he's about to get a reality check.
 

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The bloke strikes me as like a bent journeyman boxer who's won a few rigged bouts against bigger guys and has started to believe he really won them. Now he's in the ring with a real opponent and they won't be hurling their chin at the scrappy haymaker he's about to get a reality check.
"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”
 
I remember when I was about 10 or 11 and me and 3 mates were walking from the Newtonards Rd, East Belfast over to Shaftesbury Sq in the City Centre then up past Queens Uni to the Ulster Museum for the day. We got to the top of the Donegall Pass and 3 fella's, 18+, shouted across the road, asking were we Prods or Taigs..

We hadn't a clue, what we were even though we came from the biggest Unionist area in Northern Ireland. We talked together and shouted over we think we're Prods.. lucky guess and saved ourselves a kicking.

Went to walk back past Central Station on the way home, over the Albert Bridge and past the Short Strand.. fcuked into the back of a paddy wagon parked up on a traffic island and dropped home.. crowd of fcukers in the Short strand waiting to jump us.

I still never had a clue really about the troubles going on around me, until my school taught me about the UVF, Home Rule, Easter Rising and the Somme etc etc, when I was 14 a couple of years later. My parents kept me away from the conflict, whilst the state imprinted it in me in school lol.
I was married to a large Orange family from Carrick. One of the ex-wife's nephews worshipped me because I was a squaddie; he was about nine years old. He was really Orange; Red Hand of Ulster and other proddy symbolism written all over his plaster cast on his broken arm.

So one day, to annoy him, I told him I was a Catholic.

And he said "But you're not one of those Republican Catholics though", which I thought showed an incredible amount of understanding for someone so young.

He's probably in nick for hate crimes now.
 

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