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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Sep 12th, 2016 at 06:26:40 PM EST
I take that as meaning that Ends has had a chat with the other EU leaders and its been made perfectly clear that that principle isn't going to be compromised.

I still don't know how the Irish/UK free movement area can be maintained while preventing EU citizens travelling to UK. They'll have to treat Northern Ireland as outside the UK for passport control, which risks drive the Unionists  off the deep end.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Sep 12th, 2016 at 08:44:02 PM EST
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pretty much my conclusions, I was thinking that the brexit mob were trying to lever Ireland as a whole out of the EU to square their particular circle & had been told to piss off publicly but subtly

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Sep 13th, 2016 at 03:06:51 AM EST
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brexit probably weren't trying anything cos that would require thought and planning. Qualities that have noticed only by their absence so far.

I imagine a brexiter muttered that it would be nice if Ireland joined us in a suicide pact (they probably didn't say it like that) and a few Irish people laughed at them.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 13th, 2016 at 07:29:48 AM EST
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From a purely practical point of view, it would be simpler to have passport and immigration control at air and sea ports rather than try to police a 500KM land border which was porous even when thousands of police and soldiers tried to keep it secure - to the great annoyance and inconvenience of innocent locals on both sides.

I seriously doubt Unionist opposition would be all that vociferous - they spend more time crossing the border than many would like to admit. The most vociferous will probably be those loyalist hard-liners in East Belfast who never travel more than 20 miles outside their home base anyway - and they simply don't matter in the greater scheme of things.  Sure there might be a few riots and demonstrations. Will Theresa May care?  She has bigger fish to fry...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Sep 13th, 2016 at 02:17:11 PM EST
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driving unionists off the deep end sound like a good plan.

They don't have the same hold over the London political establishment as that of the 70s and 80s. I think they may find the reaction to their tantrums from Westminster somewhat disappointing.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 13th, 2016 at 07:31:44 AM EST
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It's more the rioting and the paramilitaries that worry me.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 13th, 2016 at 08:49:51 AM EST
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