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The BBC estimate that there are 110 million border crossings each year - and that doesn't include many unmonitored crossing points.  Most of these crossings are by private cars.

Approximately a quarter to a third of N. Ireland's imports and exports are to/from the Republic. Many company's supply chains cross the border many times - e.g. Guinness and Baileys and lots of smaller businesses along the border. Many towns, farms and private homes straddle the border, and some roads cross it several times.

It would be ironic if we recreated the border on the 70th. anniversary of the traumatic creation of the India Pakistan border which resulted in the death and displacement of millions of people.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Aug 16th, 2017 at 10:03:49 PM EST
To the contrary, the conundrum in uniting peoples on the island called Ireland that was created by the UK gov't is consistent, congruent with UK gov't predatory colonizing history the world over.

There are many more (and more recent) anniversaries of "displacement" since 1700 C.E. you'll likely not recall, wistfully. Such as Balfour and Sykes-Picot "agreements", Treaty of Nanking and Diego Garcia deportation in 1971,

Past is present, and Varadkar can't lead people who identify themselves as British citizens.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 17th, 2017 at 11:17:27 AM EST
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Mr Coveney said the immediate focus for the coming rounds of negotiations remained on advancing issues relating to Ireland, along with citizens' rights and the question of a financial settlement between the EU and UK.

unless public discourse wallows, as Anglo-merican press would have it, in the issue, which gov't possesses the colony named Northern Ireland. UK, IR, or EU?

Really, it's about time to tack.

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by Cat on Thu Aug 17th, 2017 at 11:27:02 AM EST
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