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Looking like Sinn Fein may very well be in government as the UK tries to negotiate their way out of a wet paper bag economic relationship with the EU.

A certain amount of karmic justice ... and hilarity ... in there.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Feb 9th, 2020 at 09:02:22 PM EST
Part of the reason I have always expected a hard Brexit is unrealistic expectations in the UK, but the other main reason is that the politics of the EU27 is evolving, and many more hardline nationalist parties are gaining influence. It could be that they will fail to agree/ratify any EU/UK deal. "Britain First!" will be mirrored in other EU countries...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Feb 9th, 2020 at 10:00:12 PM EST
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I don't  believe Sinn Féin's policy on Brexit is all that different to the current one.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 9th, 2020 at 10:39:03 PM EST
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But it would be funny as hell to send a Sinn Fein minister to Westminster to negotiate the Irish Sea border...

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by eurogreen on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 at 10:02:31 AM EST
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Yea but the EU/UK trade negotiations will be conducted at EU level, with ex-Fine Gael Minister and EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan the main player - along with Barnier. Mary Lou as Minister for External affairs would be fun, though...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 at 11:57:05 AM EST
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Varadakar was as good as it gets for the English. SF or FF aren't necessarily going to be as polite as he was, their voters will enjoy some plain talking more.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 at 12:45:02 PM EST
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Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald could very be the next Taoiseach.

The DUP, Boris, &etc., et. al., will squiff their squibs.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 at 09:15:11 PM EST
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