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It never seems to dawn on unionist and conservative UK politicians and commentators that many of their proposals to amend either the Customs Union and Single Market, or the Good Friday Agreement, are in fact amendments to international Treaties, and as such would require a referendum in Ireland to be passed. In the current climate, no Irish government would hold a referendum, never mind endorse a proposal to amend any of those Treaties or the Irish Constitution.  These people need to get real, or at least a minimal appreciation of the fact that there are some things neither the EU or Ireland can possibly entertain. That this is still happening within weeks of the deadline for final agreement speaks volumes of the levels of ignorance that we are dealing with...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Oct 2nd, 2018 at 05:49:45 PM EST
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