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"There is no 'recognition that a hard border threatens the delicate peace'."

Northern Ireland's violent past looms over last-ditch Brexit talks | NBC News |

Analysis: These are distressing times for those of us who were children when "the Troubles" began, who lived through its daily carnage.

In Ireland, we say the past is never over. And it has come back to haunt us as the prospect of a disorderly Brexit looms.

I was 9 years old when the war we euphemistically call "the Troubles" began in Northern Ireland.

"Troubles" doesn't come close to describing it.

I vividly recall the bloodstained images of the attack on civil rights marchers by police in 1968 that set off this terrible explosion of violence. It was a war that not only killed more than 3,700, it injured an estimated 47,000 people in at least 37,000 shootings and over 16,000 bombings.  

Brexit long negotiations is proof there is no solution to the Irish border question. From above map, the Irish border is Sein Fein territory.

How Brexit Put a United Ireland Back on the Map

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 07:26:07 PM EST
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