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As Frank mentioned repeatedly, NI standards of living which were double of the Republic 40 years ago are now barely half. Fundamentalism has a cost.

Eventually adding NI to a re-unified Ireland, would be proportionally a much bigger effort than the German re-unification.

by Bernard on Mon Jun 24th, 2019 at 06:34:24 PM EST
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Well, we can hope NI isn't an endless vista of secret toxic waste dumps and industrial rubble.
by rifek on Mon Jun 24th, 2019 at 07:24:19 PM EST
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The "toxic waste dumps and industrial rubble" is mostly encapsulated in the sectarian "culture" of paramilitary gangs and the siege mentality of the communities which host them...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jun 24th, 2019 at 09:06:53 PM EST
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