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Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:24 PM

 

Northern Ireland voted Remain... It's not just Scotland

"BREAKING: Sinn Fein says "British government has forfeited any mandate to represent economic or political interests of people in N Ireland"

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Reply Northern Ireland voted Remain... It's not just Scotland (Original post)
jberryhill Jun 2016 OP
RandySF Jun 2016 #1
Hekate Jun 2016 #3
lapfog_1 Jun 2016 #2
Warpy Jun 2016 #6
lapfog_1 Jun 2016 #7
MFM008 Jun 2016 #4
Albertoo Jun 2016 #5
tritsofme Jun 2016 #8

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:27 PM

1. And I just heard on MSNBC that N. Ireland wants a vote on joining the Republic.

And the Scots want another independence vote.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:46 PM

3. SAY WHAT?!

Jeez, I am watching a show on PBS that I normally like very much, and since I'm watching it with hubby, I can't be watching Brexit yet.

And you're saying the 2 Irelands ????

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:29 PM

2. but unlike scotland, northern ireland has

strong cultural identity with England

I expect Scotland to hold another referendum and this time they leave GB and join the EU.

England will become a much less important country.

The real thing to worry about is the coming Frexit... nationalism and fear is on the rise.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:20 AM

6. Most of the people sent to colonize NI 600+ years ago were Scots

so I can see them going with Scotland.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:22 AM

7. possibly...

remain won 55 to 45 in Northern Ireland

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:49 PM

4. little England.

I think they shot themselves in the foot tonight.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:52 PM

5. In a big way

 

But they also shot the world economy in the foot.

It's really becoming a pre-WW situation.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:27 AM

8. The Guardian called this "a restatement of party policy."

Sinn Féin’s declaration that the British government has “forfeited any mandate” to represent the economic or political interests of Northern Ireland is a restatement of party policy.

Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Féin deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, has already called for a referendum on the region’s future within the UK in the event of a Brexit vote.

While the party might press the British government for such a vote, unionists will resist a so-called border poll. In addition, all the opinion polls on the issue of whether Northern Ireland exits the UK to join in a united Ireland indicate the majority would support maintaining the British link.

On Friday morning the party’s national chairman, Declan Kearney, said:

All the indications are that we are going to see English votes overturning the democratic will of people here in the north of Ireland. Republican and unionist, Catholic and Protestant people have voted in favour of remain.

The British government as a direct result have forfeited any mandate to represent the interests of people here in the north of Ireland in circumstances where the north is dragged out of Europe as a result of a vote to leave.


http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2016/jun/23/eu-referendum-result-live-counting-leave-remain-brain-in-europe?page=with:block-576cbaace4b030d83eb4a108#block-576cbaace4b030d83eb4a108

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