Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Every time I read the latest ruse by Brexiteers to screw Ireland or whoever I have this monumental urge to wish the very worst possible no-deal Brexit on them - if only cut through all the Brexiteer crap for once and for all.

And then I remember that it is ordinary people in the UK and Ireland who will suffer the most from such an outcome and try to become all responsible and think through a scenario where a little common sense can win through.

It is very easy to wreck stuff and very difficult to rebuild any of it afterwards after everyone has been inflamed and a lot of people have been hurt.

This has the potential to go very wrong indeed, to the point it could take a generation to fix, and yet most people seem to be happy to let the Brexiteers have their fun and games. Some of these guys make Trump look responsible.

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 01:04:34 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I still remember that the DUP's avowed aim is to wreck the GFA. All they have to do is be extra intransigent, knowing that the Tory party will cave to each and every one of their demands, and they presume they will get their happiest dream.

However, this is no longer 1975 and things have changed somewhat; the Republic is now the strong economy and Ulster is the poor relation. Equally, post-brexit, Westminster will no longer be willing to bankroll the apartheid regime the DUP think they can re-introduce and so Ulster faces a hard choice in the medium term. Either allow for sustained and continuing population loss as the young drift across the border in search of work or face the inevitable that the DUP, being an old people's party with nothing to offer Ulster in the 21st century are literally dying off and the time has come for the 6 counties to come home.

Either way, the DUP's short term tactics have destroyed their hopes to achieve their objective

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 08:32:18 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series