EU vaccine export row: Irish government 'in talks' with European Commission
09/02/2021 | news | world | 401
Officials are trying to work out ways of avoiding more controversies involving Northern Ireland.
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09/02/2021 13:13:15 20 9
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Maybe the dup will concentrate this time and actually do their jobs?

Doubtful though, their hubris and arrogance seems to always catch them out lol.

Unionism is completely rudderless at present..... things are going to change big time:)
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09/02/2021 13:35:38 2 16
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Aye and Republicans are doing a great job .
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09/02/2021 13:12:29 14 6
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Gove is clearly trying to do the DUP’s bidding, or at least that’s what it looks like. Although Gove is known to have two faces so the DUP wouldn’t want egg all over their already red faces again.The EU needs to slap his duplicity down.
Short extension to grace period is all.

Time to get in with it NI and send the border staff back to work immediately. Enough of the games from political unionism.
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09/02/2021 13:28:56 14 6
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I went to Northern Ireland once and I was approached by two paramilitaries, they asked me if I was a protestant or a catholic to which I replied, neither I'm an atheist. Next they asked me if I was a protestant atheist or a catholic atheist.

Old ones are the best ones.
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09/02/2021 14:50:04 8 0
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It's old alright, i first heard that at least 40 yrs ago.
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09/02/2021 13:26:50 8 20
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The Irish Sea border is costing me a lot of money

Already, I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal and what I can get is significantly more expensive

I am not alone, everyone in NI will take a massive financial hit

Most companies too will see the same effects

There are definitely grounds to invoke Article 16 as per the Gov petition-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209
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09/02/2021 13:33:59 13 5
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The Brexit deal certainly is problematic but threatening to invoke Article 16 is the wrong solution. The real problem is the hard Brexit that the UK demanded. We need to be in a customs union at the minimum to avoid trade disruption.
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09/02/2021 13:40:30 10 4
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The United Kingdom voted on this. We can't go against the will of the people. Westminster voted for this and we have to respect the sovereign rights of the United Kingdom to agree to a sea border.
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09/02/2021 13:34:22 11 2
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Sorry it’s costing you money Bob you didn’t expand how.

However reports are saying it’s working well for most businesses.

This was pointed out to unionist politicians on the mark carruthers show by business organisations.

The political games need to end now, people want to get on with their lives.
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09/02/2021 14:08:51 7 2
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Invoke article 16 and then what, repartition. smart man.
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09/02/2021 14:23:36 8 1
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Why is there no problems with supply in the south, they must been doing something different, like working the problem , if they can do it why cant we.
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09/02/2021 16:05:08 8 0
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"I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal"

Can't you order them direct from Amsterdam, Bob? Tariff free from the continent, old son!
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09/02/2021 18:14:47 4 0
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Bob its the price of Jefferys Knighthood and Nigel who was wiped out in North Belfast Wow gone is No Surrender now its Give me a Knighthood and we will agree.
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09/02/2021 13:26:50 8 20
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The Irish Sea border is costing me a lot of money

Already, I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal and what I can get is significantly more expensive

I am not alone, everyone in NI will take a massive financial hit

Most companies too will see the same effects

There are definitely grounds to invoke Article 16 as per the Gov petition-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209
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09/02/2021 13:33:59 13 5
bbc
The Brexit deal certainly is problematic but threatening to invoke Article 16 is the wrong solution. The real problem is the hard Brexit that the UK demanded. We need to be in a customs union at the minimum to avoid trade disruption.
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09/02/2021 13:13:15 20 9
bbc
Maybe the dup will concentrate this time and actually do their jobs?

Doubtful though, their hubris and arrogance seems to always catch them out lol.

Unionism is completely rudderless at present..... things are going to change big time:)
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09/02/2021 13:35:38 2 16
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Aye and Republicans are doing a great job .
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09/02/2021 13:57:07 12 3
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They do seem to have more of a grasp and political understanding of what's happening right on their doorstep don't they Alan, thanks :)
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09/02/2021 14:51:25 8 0
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They must be, considering loyalists have been crying for weeks - and all this after years of undying loyalty?
They don't like you over there lol
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09/02/2021 18:17:11 6 0
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Remember Gusty Spence OC UVF Maze when told the Republican prisoners were studying politics where as the Loyalist heroes were building muscle. You should read his comment and it has came to pass.
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09/02/2021 23:01:49 6 0
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When confronted with the truth and have no comeback just cast up the old 'republicans' slur...lol.
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09/02/2021 23:24:02 5 0
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Angry Al settle down or you'll do yourself a mischief.
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09/02/2021 13:26:50 8 20
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The Irish Sea border is costing me a lot of money

Already, I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal and what I can get is significantly more expensive

I am not alone, everyone in NI will take a massive financial hit

Most companies too will see the same effects

There are definitely grounds to invoke Article 16 as per the Gov petition-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209
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09/02/2021 13:40:30 10 4
bbc
The United Kingdom voted on this. We can't go against the will of the people. Westminster voted for this and we have to respect the sovereign rights of the United Kingdom to agree to a sea border.
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09/02/2021 13:53:12 2 7
bbc
The blackhats are now very clear - HRC, SF, EU, Ireland, Biden, Trimble......

Q
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09/02/2021 15:10:32 3 5
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No one knew at the time they voted what the rules would be. So your statement is rubbish. This is why there should have been a confirmatory vote, once the deal was defined. But oops, UK ran down the clock so there was no time
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09/02/2021 13:26:50 8 20
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The Irish Sea border is costing me a lot of money

Already, I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal and what I can get is significantly more expensive

I am not alone, everyone in NI will take a massive financial hit

Most companies too will see the same effects

There are definitely grounds to invoke Article 16 as per the Gov petition-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209
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09/02/2021 13:34:22 11 2
bbc
Sorry it’s costing you money Bob you didn’t expand how.

However reports are saying it’s working well for most businesses.

This was pointed out to unionist politicians on the mark carruthers show by business organisations.

The political games need to end now, people want to get on with their lives.
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09/02/2021 13:51:51 4 10
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Its works for SOME businesses NOT most - very few in fact.

The GB-NI trade is far far bigger than foreign NI-Ireland/EU trade.

This Irish Sea border was imposed ONLY to cause pain for the UK.

Article 16 must be invoked asap as it was designed for.

Brexit is good - Irish Sea border is oppressive and used as a punishment for the UK by the EU
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09/02/2021 13:41:59 8 5
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Well at least they will be grownups in the room having a mature and sensible discussion to reach a deliverable agreement.

While over lunch they laugh at Gove saying that the UK has taken back control of it's borders but due to an inability to control them by the UK can the EU make it easier for us!
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09/02/2021 13:52:02 11 13
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It isn't that long ago that Enda Kenny had to submit his budget for the Irish economy to the EU Commission for approval. Things haven't moved on that much since, now they want consulted prior to Brussels decisions that impact on Ireland. The word Grovel comes to mind. Sovereignty, what Sovereignty ?
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09/02/2021 14:19:28 7 6
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You remind me of the boy who cried wolf.
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09/02/2021 14:47:12 6 3
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More drivel from the DUP fan who ended up being shafted lol
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09/02/2021 14:57:00 2 4
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let the north and south of Ireland sort it out and keep the EU out of it , they can not do much worse the what UK and EU did
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09/02/2021 18:13:09 4 0
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Incredible Arlene
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09/02/2021 23:00:03 4 0
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And it won't be that long until Blighty goes knocking on the IMF's door. UK exports down 68% in January...
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09/02/2021 13:35:38 2 16
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Aye and Republicans are doing a great job .
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09/02/2021 13:57:07 12 3
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They do seem to have more of a grasp and political understanding of what's happening right on their doorstep don't they Alan, thanks :)
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09/02/2021 13:46:03 11 5
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Let's hope they don't do a Boris and agree to something they don't understand or even a Gove and agree to something that you have no idea of how to deliver.

But I'm sure the Irish and EU are much smarter than that.
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09/02/2021 16:30:22 10 3
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Like invoking an Article in an agreement for something it wasn't intended for.
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09/02/2021 13:34:22 11 2
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Sorry it’s costing you money Bob you didn’t expand how.

However reports are saying it’s working well for most businesses.

This was pointed out to unionist politicians on the mark carruthers show by business organisations.

The political games need to end now, people want to get on with their lives.
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09/02/2021 13:51:51 4 10
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Its works for SOME businesses NOT most - very few in fact.

The GB-NI trade is far far bigger than foreign NI-Ireland/EU trade.

This Irish Sea border was imposed ONLY to cause pain for the UK.

Article 16 must be invoked asap as it was designed for.

Brexit is good - Irish Sea border is oppressive and used as a punishment for the UK by the EU
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09/02/2021 14:06:12 8 1
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“ Its works for SOME businesses NOT most - very few in fact.”

Fact?
Not according to the Carruthers show Bob.
Why are border staff not back to work at Larne? The psni says there is no credible threat. What is the DUP Larne mayor doing about it?
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09/02/2021 13:40:30 10 4
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The United Kingdom voted on this. We can't go against the will of the people. Westminster voted for this and we have to respect the sovereign rights of the United Kingdom to agree to a sea border.
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09/02/2021 13:53:12 2 7
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The blackhats are now very clear - HRC, SF, EU, Ireland, Biden, Trimble......

Q
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09/02/2021 14:06:08 6 1
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Yawn ZZZzzzz ??
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09/02/2021 14:33:01 3 1
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Why are they all getting black hats?
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09/02/2021 14:49:18 9 0
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It's only a few days ago you were sounding warnings about what the loyalist goons had in store.
Grown up Bob, your wonderful PM lied and shafted you.
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09/02/2021 13:57:51 37 15
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The EU commission will decide what happens and when. Discussion with RoI is just that. It’s jst the EU telling Southern Ire,
Land what’s going to happen. Not negotiating just consulting.

But Southern Ireland shouldn’t take it personally. The EU commission do this to anyone who steps out of line....Greece and Italy.....trying it with Poland and Hungary.
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09/02/2021 14:34:36 21 9
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Whereas you have the EU which includes Ireland telling the UK what it has to do.
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09/02/2021 14:46:30 7 4
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You've left the EU and they're posted here, telling you what to do lol
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09/02/2021 20:03:01 7 1
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Greece were out of order - people retiring on generous state pensions at 55 when the govt knew that they couldn't pay. A bit like Thatcher's Golden Handshakes for council workers and civil servants in the 1980's.
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09/02/2021 22:10:46 4 0
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Ireland sets the EU policy on this and the commission then tells Britain what to do. Germany and France don't really understand the Irish border issue (a bit like England, but with an excuse), so aren't going to over ride Ireland.
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10/02/2021 04:49:50 3 2
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GB is holding the peace until NI decides what it's doing by the border poll. But the nationalists won't respect the result anyway, if they lose.
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09/02/2021 13:53:12 2 7
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The blackhats are now very clear - HRC, SF, EU, Ireland, Biden, Trimble......

Q
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09/02/2021 14:06:08 6 1
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Yawn ZZZzzzz ??
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09/02/2021 13:26:50 8 20
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The Irish Sea border is costing me a lot of money

Already, I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal and what I can get is significantly more expensive

I am not alone, everyone in NI will take a massive financial hit

Most companies too will see the same effects

There are definitely grounds to invoke Article 16 as per the Gov petition-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209
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09/02/2021 14:08:51 7 2
bbc
Invoke article 16 and then what, repartition. smart man.
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09/02/2021 13:51:51 4 10
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Its works for SOME businesses NOT most - very few in fact.

The GB-NI trade is far far bigger than foreign NI-Ireland/EU trade.

This Irish Sea border was imposed ONLY to cause pain for the UK.

Article 16 must be invoked asap as it was designed for.

Brexit is good - Irish Sea border is oppressive and used as a punishment for the UK by the EU
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09/02/2021 14:06:12 8 1
bbc
“ Its works for SOME businesses NOT most - very few in fact.”

Fact?
Not according to the Carruthers show Bob.
Why are border staff not back to work at Larne? The psni says there is no credible threat. What is the DUP Larne mayor doing about it?
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09/02/2021 13:52:02 11 13
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It isn't that long ago that Enda Kenny had to submit his budget for the Irish economy to the EU Commission for approval. Things haven't moved on that much since, now they want consulted prior to Brussels decisions that impact on Ireland. The word Grovel comes to mind. Sovereignty, what Sovereignty ?
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09/02/2021 14:19:28 7 6
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You remind me of the boy who cried wolf.
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09/02/2021 13:26:50 8 20
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The Irish Sea border is costing me a lot of money

Already, I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal and what I can get is significantly more expensive

I am not alone, everyone in NI will take a massive financial hit

Most companies too will see the same effects

There are definitely grounds to invoke Article 16 as per the Gov petition-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209
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09/02/2021 14:23:36 8 1
bbc
Why is there no problems with supply in the south, they must been doing something different, like working the problem , if they can do it why cant we.
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09/02/2021 14:25:58 11 6
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Is there a supply problem in the south, no............... i wonder why.
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09/02/2021 16:27:59 4 3
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That is like saying you get wet if you walk into the sea. It is obvious, the EU hasn't put ridiculous terms on goods going to Ireland.
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09/02/2021 13:53:12 2 7
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The blackhats are now very clear - HRC, SF, EU, Ireland, Biden, Trimble......

Q
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09/02/2021 14:33:01 3 1
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Why are they all getting black hats?
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09/02/2021 13:57:51 37 15
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The EU commission will decide what happens and when. Discussion with RoI is just that. It’s jst the EU telling Southern Ire,
Land what’s going to happen. Not negotiating just consulting.

But Southern Ireland shouldn’t take it personally. The EU commission do this to anyone who steps out of line....Greece and Italy.....trying it with Poland and Hungary.
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09/02/2021 14:34:36 21 9
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Whereas you have the EU which includes Ireland telling the UK what it has to do.
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09/02/2021 14:39:26 31 17
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Michael Gove says an urgent reset is needed on Northern Ireland trade rules.

That’s a bit like saying, I don’t like what took four years to agree on so now I want it all changed.

Mad as hatters in Westminster!
EU must be rolling their eyes. I’m sure not for the first time.
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09/02/2021 18:03:54 22 4
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DUP are the laughing stock of GB and EU,, backed Farage, Trump, grabbed the billion and now crying... You couldn't make it up.. ??
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09/02/2021 20:01:00 4 0
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Gove says an urgent reset is needed on Northern Ireland trade rules.
I feel sorry for the NI poulation that saw through this dreadful populist, nationalist govt, using brexit as a way of lining their own off-shore bank accounts. Hopefully one day they will be held to account, but I'm not holding my breath.
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09/02/2021 14:46:12 34 11
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The DUP, UUP & TUV combined represent a minority viewpoint on The Protocol in NI.
Ireland and the rest of the EU wants it to stay.
And the vast majority in GB couldn't care less about it.

Wake Up! It's not going away because some graffiti appeared on some walls.
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09/02/2021 15:26:36 23 25
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I would say that the Graffiti is only the beginning , and that the 140.000 and rising signatures against this protocol is only the start of something much much bigger, when the covid virus is defeated , then you are going to see mass protests
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10/02/2021 17:02:49 0 0
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take a look at the petition, it has been signed be loads of people and some of the signatures are from outside of Northern Ireland, so no it's no longer a minority
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09/02/2021 13:57:51 37 15
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The EU commission will decide what happens and when. Discussion with RoI is just that. It’s jst the EU telling Southern Ire,
Land what’s going to happen. Not negotiating just consulting.

But Southern Ireland shouldn’t take it personally. The EU commission do this to anyone who steps out of line....Greece and Italy.....trying it with Poland and Hungary.
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09/02/2021 14:46:30 7 4
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You've left the EU and they're posted here, telling you what to do lol
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09/02/2021 13:52:02 11 13
bbc
It isn't that long ago that Enda Kenny had to submit his budget for the Irish economy to the EU Commission for approval. Things haven't moved on that much since, now they want consulted prior to Brussels decisions that impact on Ireland. The word Grovel comes to mind. Sovereignty, what Sovereignty ?
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09/02/2021 14:47:12 6 3
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More drivel from the DUP fan who ended up being shafted lol
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09/02/2021 13:53:12 2 7
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The blackhats are now very clear - HRC, SF, EU, Ireland, Biden, Trimble......

Q
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09/02/2021 14:49:18 9 0
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It's only a few days ago you were sounding warnings about what the loyalist goons had in store.
Grown up Bob, your wonderful PM lied and shafted you.
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09/02/2021 13:28:56 14 6
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I went to Northern Ireland once and I was approached by two paramilitaries, they asked me if I was a protestant or a catholic to which I replied, neither I'm an atheist. Next they asked me if I was a protestant atheist or a catholic atheist.

Old ones are the best ones.
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09/02/2021 14:50:04 8 0
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It's old alright, i first heard that at least 40 yrs ago.
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09/02/2021 13:35:38 2 16
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Aye and Republicans are doing a great job .
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09/02/2021 14:51:25 8 0
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They must be, considering loyalists have been crying for weeks - and all this after years of undying loyalty?
They don't like you over there lol
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09/02/2021 14:54:10 19 16
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One of the Garda inspectors interviewed at the border, said he was there to "stop all the Brexit Brits coming into the EU" Hilarious ! What a wonderful and inspirational shared Island that we have. It's beautiful......
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09/02/2021 14:56:39 20 4
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Im sure thats 100% true.
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09/02/2021 15:05:37 8 4
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Now margaret you are at it again .................telling porkies , sammy said to me boris is a member of S.F but do not tell anybody.
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09/02/2021 15:06:31 3 7
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I have some sympathy with this view
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09/02/2021 15:10:34 8 2
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Where did you see that, Maggy
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09/02/2021 16:00:29 8 3
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C- for effort Margaret. Home trolling really isn't working is it?
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09/02/2021 18:07:34 3 1
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Sounds like a fun Margaret.
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09/02/2021 18:08:58 4 1
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No doubt Margaret like a lot of your Trumpite yarns you have evidence or did the cat tell you Please dont believe every Miaow
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09/02/2021 22:13:48 3 0
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LOL. Irish officials taking the piss out of clueless Brits. Not for the first time. Next thing is they'll make you chuck your Danish ham sandwich. Just for a crack.
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09/02/2021 14:55:39 25 11
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The DUP, UUP & TUV say they want Brexit that the rest of the UK got. The NI protocal wasn't part of Brexit to them.The problem with Brexit was that it was never defined.
This is Brexit.
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09/02/2021 17:59:53 21 2
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DUP took the billion, to hell with the small print,,,.. Arlene hasn't a great record on small print ??
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09/02/2021 18:07:54 7 2
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But what about all the benefits £350m per week to NHS, Free to make our own laws, Liam Fox 40+trade deals etc etc Must be the con of the century and the gullible electorate drank from the well big time
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10/02/2021 03:02:56 0 2
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The problem is that we're only just into February and already we've had the EU invoke Article 16 and now the ROI policing the border.
No hard border on our side. No problems on the border from NI to GB. All the problems are from the EU or the ROI.
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09/02/2021 14:54:10 19 16
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One of the Garda inspectors interviewed at the border, said he was there to "stop all the Brexit Brits coming into the EU" Hilarious ! What a wonderful and inspirational shared Island that we have. It's beautiful......
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09/02/2021 14:56:39 20 4
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Im sure thats 100% true.
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09/02/2021 15:37:05 7 2
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If Margaret says it it is bound to to questionable
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09/02/2021 13:52:02 11 13
bbc
It isn't that long ago that Enda Kenny had to submit his budget for the Irish economy to the EU Commission for approval. Things haven't moved on that much since, now they want consulted prior to Brussels decisions that impact on Ireland. The word Grovel comes to mind. Sovereignty, what Sovereignty ?
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09/02/2021 14:57:00 2 4
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let the north and south of Ireland sort it out and keep the EU out of it , they can not do much worse the what UK and EU did
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09/02/2021 14:54:10 19 16
bbc
One of the Garda inspectors interviewed at the border, said he was there to "stop all the Brexit Brits coming into the EU" Hilarious ! What a wonderful and inspirational shared Island that we have. It's beautiful......
35
09/02/2021 15:05:37 8 4
bbc
Now margaret you are at it again .................telling porkies , sammy said to me boris is a member of S.F but do not tell anybody.
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09/02/2021 14:54:10 19 16
bbc
One of the Garda inspectors interviewed at the border, said he was there to "stop all the Brexit Brits coming into the EU" Hilarious ! What a wonderful and inspirational shared Island that we have. It's beautiful......
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09/02/2021 15:06:31 3 7
bbc
I have some sympathy with this view
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09/02/2021 13:40:30 10 4
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The United Kingdom voted on this. We can't go against the will of the people. Westminster voted for this and we have to respect the sovereign rights of the United Kingdom to agree to a sea border.
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09/02/2021 15:10:32 3 5
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No one knew at the time they voted what the rules would be. So your statement is rubbish. This is why there should have been a confirmatory vote, once the deal was defined. But oops, UK ran down the clock so there was no time
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09/02/2021 16:06:52 5 1
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"there should have been a confirmatory vote"

Like a re-run of the Brexit referendum?
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09/02/2021 14:54:10 19 16
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One of the Garda inspectors interviewed at the border, said he was there to "stop all the Brexit Brits coming into the EU" Hilarious ! What a wonderful and inspirational shared Island that we have. It's beautiful......
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09/02/2021 15:10:34 8 2
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Where did you see that, Maggy
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09/02/2021 15:21:04 12 7
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All changed when Biden got elected, Gove now is asking Boris to read the fine print, we are in the s....................
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09/02/2021 14:46:12 34 11
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The DUP, UUP & TUV combined represent a minority viewpoint on The Protocol in NI.
Ireland and the rest of the EU wants it to stay.
And the vast majority in GB couldn't care less about it.

Wake Up! It's not going away because some graffiti appeared on some walls.
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09/02/2021 15:26:36 23 25
bbc
I would say that the Graffiti is only the beginning , and that the 140.000 and rising signatures against this protocol is only the start of something much much bigger, when the covid virus is defeated , then you are going to see mass protests
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09/02/2021 15:34:04 12 12
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I hope so. For Unionists have had no better teachers than the apostles of Irish nationalism that adherence to non-peaceful means reaps substantial dividends.
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09/02/2021 15:40:03 23 5
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Alan, do you recall when the majority in NI objected to Brexit, Arlene reminded us it was a UK decision and must be respected. You can get all the signatures you want but you have been hung out to dry by a "UK" decision.
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09/02/2021 17:36:53 9 4
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Absolutely unjustified. I’m a Unionist and I’m horrified at the DUP for turning down a deal that kept us equal with GB, embarrassing and ending the career of our prime minister in the process.

They took an outrageous gamble and lost the house, car and family pooch in the process.

Protest against the DUP, not what they caused.
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09/02/2021 17:57:29 18 0
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Just like all the other mass protests which got unionists nowhere:
1. Flags over city hall.
2. Drumcree.
3. Ulster Says No to the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
4. No to Power Sharing.
You can throw your toys out of the pram as much as you like - nobody is going to pick them up for you!
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09/02/2021 18:02:00 11 0
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Your haven't a laugh, GB government and English public do care a hoot about NI, would get rid in the morning,,
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09/02/2021 18:10:58 7 0
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Bring it on there has been the same intimidation with the Workers Strike Anglo Irish Agreement Setting up Assembly. Rem the leadership there is on Red Beret Peter he is looking after Iris no idea why Dont tell me Ian Og is now a Brigadier in Ulster Resistance first free flight he is away
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09/02/2021 22:06:21 10 0
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Mass protests are about 4 and half years too late. Brexit mean Brexit means Northern Irish Unionists are stuffed and hung out to dry.
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09/02/2021 22:53:28 10 0
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An people wonder why we have high unemployment, you also have the news making it sound worse than it actually is, ive been in tescos they have 99% of there stock, ill been in lidl they have 0 stock problems, UK firms are complaining about the extra cost of brexit while NI Can get the best of both worlds if small minded people would see past the blood stained union jack.... 140k or of 1.8 mill ??
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09/02/2021 22:52:59 10 0
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Wow...140,000 signatures, half of which came from outside the jurisdiction...including one in N Korea and a couple in the Vatican!

LOLZ
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09/02/2021 23:17:18 7 0
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Alan the main point is nobody is afraid of bully boys who are now a minority. The fleg protests showed just how much strength loyalism and unionism can muster. The DUP hung you out to dry I suggest you vote for alternative unionist parties.
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10/02/2021 08:29:44 2 0
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Exactly. A Border Poll and a reunited Ireland based on a federal systems Watch this space.
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10/02/2021 09:15:40 2 0
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Who exactly are you going to fight Alan. The British Government? Are you going to fight to make Boris love you?

Good luck mate.
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09/02/2021 15:26:36 23 25
bbc
I would say that the Graffiti is only the beginning , and that the 140.000 and rising signatures against this protocol is only the start of something much much bigger, when the covid virus is defeated , then you are going to see mass protests
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09/02/2021 15:34:04 12 12
bbc
I hope so. For Unionists have had no better teachers than the apostles of Irish nationalism that adherence to non-peaceful means reaps substantial dividends.
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09/02/2021 22:53:47 7 0
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Boohoo, Andy. Get 'yer fleg' and start marching, son. LOL
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10/02/2021 12:57:10 0 0
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Here Here!!
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MX
09/02/2021 14:56:39 20 4
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Im sure thats 100% true.
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09/02/2021 15:37:05 7 2
bbc
If Margaret says it it is bound to to questionable
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09/02/2021 15:26:36 23 25
bbc
I would say that the Graffiti is only the beginning , and that the 140.000 and rising signatures against this protocol is only the start of something much much bigger, when the covid virus is defeated , then you are going to see mass protests
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09/02/2021 15:40:03 23 5
bbc
Alan, do you recall when the majority in NI objected to Brexit, Arlene reminded us it was a UK decision and must be respected. You can get all the signatures you want but you have been hung out to dry by a "UK" decision.
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09/02/2021 16:51:07 4 12
bbc
By a protocol designed to stifle the UKS trade and to dictate . Well your in for one big surprise. No one voted for this protocol. And it will be removed.
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09/02/2021 23:03:37 5 0
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Correct. The leaders of Unionism, particularly the DUP and TUV, led us down the Brexit path, eyes wide shut. Now they’re compounding that basic error by leading Unionism into a cul-de-sac and an un-winnable fight. The Protocol is an international agreement that SUITS Boris’s version of Brexit. An Ulster tail is not going to be allowed to wag an English dog in this matter. Pick an easier fight.
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10/02/2021 04:07:13 0 2
bbc
EU punishment of UK and Eire attempt at grabbing NI, all in one protocol.
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09/02/2021 14:54:10 19 16
bbc
One of the Garda inspectors interviewed at the border, said he was there to "stop all the Brexit Brits coming into the EU" Hilarious ! What a wonderful and inspirational shared Island that we have. It's beautiful......
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09/02/2021 16:00:29 8 3
bbc
C- for effort Margaret. Home trolling really isn't working is it?
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09/02/2021 16:03:31 6 2
bbc
“Home trolling really isn't working is it?“

Lol
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09/02/2021 16:00:29 8 3
bbc
C- for effort Margaret. Home trolling really isn't working is it?
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09/02/2021 16:03:31 6 2
bbc
“Home trolling really isn't working is it?“

Lol
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09/02/2021 13:26:50 8 20
bbc
The Irish Sea border is costing me a lot of money

Already, I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal and what I can get is significantly more expensive

I am not alone, everyone in NI will take a massive financial hit

Most companies too will see the same effects

There are definitely grounds to invoke Article 16 as per the Gov petition-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209
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09/02/2021 16:05:08 8 0
bbc
"I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal"

Can't you order them direct from Amsterdam, Bob? Tariff free from the continent, old son!
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09/02/2021 15:10:32 3 5
bbc
No one knew at the time they voted what the rules would be. So your statement is rubbish. This is why there should have been a confirmatory vote, once the deal was defined. But oops, UK ran down the clock so there was no time
47
09/02/2021 16:06:52 5 1
bbc
"there should have been a confirmatory vote"

Like a re-run of the Brexit referendum?
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09/02/2021 16:15:24 29 15
bbc
The Garda have established checks on the ROI side of THE BORDER. Who is setting up these border checks?
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09/02/2021 17:01:54 26 16
bbc
sounds like another article 16 action from the EU 'side' , but by another name doesn't it
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09/02/2021 17:07:36 16 5
bbc
They have set up checks all over Ireland to check if people are moving greater then 5km from where they live, please do not spin this as something that just applies to the Border.
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09/02/2021 17:57:31 6 0
bbc
Friend crossed many time past days at different points for work... Never seen a checkpoint,
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len
09/02/2021 18:06:10 7 1
bbc
It's a check on a county border. The same checks are happening all over Ireland.
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09/02/2021 22:02:52 8 0
bbc
You may not be aware of it, but there's this thing called Covid, and many countries are restricting travel. Nice try to blame it all on Brexit though.
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09/02/2021 22:41:12 6 0
bbc
They have been conducting those checks since last year.
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10/02/2021 09:04:14 3 0
bbc
There’s a 5km Covid border around every house in ROI right now....so stopping traffic at the border with NI is to prevent the spread of Covid....
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10/02/2021 10:06:26 1 0
bbc
Yes, and this is in response to the Covid 19 crisis - nothing to do with the NI protocol. Hasn't the UK just introduced a 10 yr jail sentence for lying about dangerous travel?
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10/02/2021 18:03:49 0 0
bbc
Are those the same people who think it's a good idea to threaten 10 years of jail to anyone who fails to declare they were travelling from Portugal?

There are Border Checks between Austria and Germany now, this is nothing personal
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09/02/2021 14:25:58 11 6
bbc
Is there a supply problem in the south, no............... i wonder why.
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09/02/2021 16:27:59 4 3
bbc
That is like saying you get wet if you walk into the sea. It is obvious, the EU hasn't put ridiculous terms on goods going to Ireland.
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09/02/2021 22:57:14 2 0
bbc
They haven't put 'ridiculous terms' on goods going to NI either...just those leaving Britain.

LOL
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09/02/2021 13:46:03 11 5
bbc
Let's hope they don't do a Boris and agree to something they don't understand or even a Gove and agree to something that you have no idea of how to deliver.

But I'm sure the Irish and EU are much smarter than that.
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09/02/2021 16:30:22 10 3
bbc
Like invoking an Article in an agreement for something it wasn't intended for.
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09/02/2021 15:40:03 23 5
bbc
Alan, do you recall when the majority in NI objected to Brexit, Arlene reminded us it was a UK decision and must be respected. You can get all the signatures you want but you have been hung out to dry by a "UK" decision.
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09/02/2021 16:51:07 4 12
bbc
By a protocol designed to stifle the UKS trade and to dictate . Well your in for one big surprise. No one voted for this protocol. And it will be removed.
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09/02/2021 16:57:44 12 4
bbc
It took four years and the Westminster government signed this Brexit international agreement with the EU.

Do you seriously believe the EU will drop four years of painstaking work for the DUP and their cohorts?

Maybe Ursula will tune into Songs of Praise on Sunday to see what all the fuss is about.
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09/02/2021 22:54:26 6 0
bbc
It hasn't stifled NI manufacturing and exports.
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09/02/2021 16:15:24 29 15
bbc
The Garda have established checks on the ROI side of THE BORDER. Who is setting up these border checks?
52
09/02/2021 17:01:54 26 16
bbc
sounds like another article 16 action from the EU 'side' , but by another name doesn't it
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09/02/2021 23:19:31 5 0
bbc
Tin foil hat at the ready?
48
09/02/2021 16:15:24 29 15
bbc
The Garda have established checks on the ROI side of THE BORDER. Who is setting up these border checks?
53
09/02/2021 17:07:36 16 5
bbc
They have set up checks all over Ireland to check if people are moving greater then 5km from where they live, please do not spin this as something that just applies to the Border.
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09/02/2021 17:07:39 11 7
bbc
Brexiteers on here crying that no one voted for the Protocol.
Cause and effect is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other. This is a combination of action and reaction.
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09/02/2021 23:25:31 1 0
bbc
Nigel Farage (a German Citizen, but leading Brexiteer nonetheless ) was asked during the Referendum campaign what Brexit meant. His reply was that Brexit meant Brexit. Fairly clear I’d say. So if you voted to leave you did vote for the Protocol as that’s what Brexit means. You should always read the fine print???? As for the United Ireland crew, like the Brexit lot: be careful what you wish for!!
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09/02/2021 16:51:07 4 12
bbc
By a protocol designed to stifle the UKS trade and to dictate . Well your in for one big surprise. No one voted for this protocol. And it will be removed.
55
09/02/2021 16:57:44 12 4
bbc
It took four years and the Westminster government signed this Brexit international agreement with the EU.

Do you seriously believe the EU will drop four years of painstaking work for the DUP and their cohorts?

Maybe Ursula will tune into Songs of Praise on Sunday to see what all the fuss is about.
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09/02/2021 17:17:51 51 13
bbc
There was a huge public outcry when the EU triggered Art 16. In reality I suspect the UK Government was quite pleased, because whilst the blunder was quickly reversed the world can now see that the EU position on Ireland is perhaps less high-minded and more self serving than they had previously piously declared.
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09/02/2021 17:29:05 29 2
bbc
It was the total reason for the protocol to protect the single market, N.I. has the best of both worlds , Scotland would sell there mother for such a Deal.
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09/02/2021 17:30:18 15 3
bbc
“I suspect the UK Government was quite pleased”

I suspect you’re right on that one thing.The ERG and their DUP friends saw an opportunity to conjure up some feigned outrage. The DUP are masters at this. The EU response has been clear though. Personally can’t see the Protocol going anywhere as it’s wanted by all non unionist parties in NI plus the ROI gov. The EU have spent 4 yrs protecting ROI.
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10/02/2021 09:30:30 3 3
bbc
Not really, the EU backed Ireland consistently throughout Brexit - there were endless predictions of "being thrown under the bus" but the EU backed their own.

Article 16 was never implemented, as soon as the blunder was realised the decision was reversed. Compare this treatment to Irelands historical membership of the UK and you'll see why the EU is gathering momentum and the UK is floundering.
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09/02/2021 17:28:04 18 4
bbc
The Metropolitan Police were stopping cars in London today. Sounds like a hard border with Scotland to me
376
10/02/2021 14:47:22 0 2
bbc
London's not near the Scottish border is it?.. anyway that's what 'the 1st. minister' wants isn't it?
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09/02/2021 17:17:51 51 13
bbc
There was a huge public outcry when the EU triggered Art 16. In reality I suspect the UK Government was quite pleased, because whilst the blunder was quickly reversed the world can now see that the EU position on Ireland is perhaps less high-minded and more self serving than they had previously piously declared.
58
09/02/2021 17:29:05 29 2
bbc
It was the total reason for the protocol to protect the single market, N.I. has the best of both worlds , Scotland would sell there mother for such a Deal.
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09/02/2021 17:41:11 4 4
bbc
perhaps a "their" would be better... Correct on the Scotland point . Beats me why the island of Ireland gets so much special treatment ... worse than the hateful Barnett formula.
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09/02/2021 18:05:38 7 3
bbc
Jurassic should dedicate one of its 4,000 band parades to the EU then again there is a degree of intellect required to appreciate the benefits. The DUP will reject as there is no Art 16 mentioned in the good book.
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10/02/2021 08:56:04 7 2
bbc
"N.I. has the best of both worlds"

No it doesn't. That's an unfounded and disproven slogan.
Our imports are slower and cost more. We can't get some goods at all. We can't export some of the things we used to be able to, and we have less access to the rest of the world.

We are half in, half out - limbo land.
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10/02/2021 13:45:35 0 1
bbc
Scotland sorry SNP would do anything to be independant from the UK but tied to the EU Purse strings
371
10/02/2021 14:42:58 1 0
bbc
oh no it dosen't many many GB suppliers can't send good to NI because of the protocol.. meat. fish, [according to your fisheman you should know about the problems of export into the single market] plants seeds, clothes not made in GB the list it goes on and on.. it seems you need to do a bit more researh on the subject
56
09/02/2021 17:17:51 51 13
bbc
There was a huge public outcry when the EU triggered Art 16. In reality I suspect the UK Government was quite pleased, because whilst the blunder was quickly reversed the world can now see that the EU position on Ireland is perhaps less high-minded and more self serving than they had previously piously declared.
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09/02/2021 17:30:18 15 3
bbc
“I suspect the UK Government was quite pleased”

I suspect you’re right on that one thing.The ERG and their DUP friends saw an opportunity to conjure up some feigned outrage. The DUP are masters at this. The EU response has been clear though. Personally can’t see the Protocol going anywhere as it’s wanted by all non unionist parties in NI plus the ROI gov. The EU have spent 4 yrs protecting ROI.
357
10/02/2021 14:00:36 0 1
bbc
"The EU have spent 4 yrs protecting ROI."...

and three weeks unraveling it.
394
10/02/2021 17:28:32 0 0
bbc
Yet the EU did not even consult the ROI when it came to this issue.

Protecting? A joke. They trashed the GFA in one stroke.
58
09/02/2021 17:29:05 29 2
bbc
It was the total reason for the protocol to protect the single market, N.I. has the best of both worlds , Scotland would sell there mother for such a Deal.
60
09/02/2021 17:41:11 4 4
bbc
perhaps a "their" would be better... Correct on the Scotland point . Beats me why the island of Ireland gets so much special treatment ... worse than the hateful Barnett formula.
78
09/02/2021 18:22:01 4 3
bbc
Because corporate america and Biden will not allow brexit to affect peace in Ireland , Investment of many Billions, you could say its the Irish american home land..................just like Israel
40
09/02/2021 15:26:36 23 25
bbc
I would say that the Graffiti is only the beginning , and that the 140.000 and rising signatures against this protocol is only the start of something much much bigger, when the covid virus is defeated , then you are going to see mass protests
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09/02/2021 17:36:53 9 4
bbc
Absolutely unjustified. I’m a Unionist and I’m horrified at the DUP for turning down a deal that kept us equal with GB, embarrassing and ending the career of our prime minister in the process.

They took an outrageous gamble and lost the house, car and family pooch in the process.

Protest against the DUP, not what they caused.
40
09/02/2021 15:26:36 23 25
bbc
I would say that the Graffiti is only the beginning , and that the 140.000 and rising signatures against this protocol is only the start of something much much bigger, when the covid virus is defeated , then you are going to see mass protests
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09/02/2021 17:57:29 18 0
bbc
Just like all the other mass protests which got unionists nowhere:
1. Flags over city hall.
2. Drumcree.
3. Ulster Says No to the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
4. No to Power Sharing.
You can throw your toys out of the pram as much as you like - nobody is going to pick them up for you!
48
09/02/2021 16:15:24 29 15
bbc
The Garda have established checks on the ROI side of THE BORDER. Who is setting up these border checks?
63
09/02/2021 17:57:31 6 0
bbc
Friend crossed many time past days at different points for work... Never seen a checkpoint,
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MX
09/02/2021 14:55:39 25 11
bbc
The DUP, UUP & TUV say they want Brexit that the rest of the UK got. The NI protocal wasn't part of Brexit to them.The problem with Brexit was that it was never defined.
This is Brexit.
64
09/02/2021 17:59:53 21 2
bbc
DUP took the billion, to hell with the small print,,,.. Arlene hasn't a great record on small print ??
40
09/02/2021 15:26:36 23 25
bbc
I would say that the Graffiti is only the beginning , and that the 140.000 and rising signatures against this protocol is only the start of something much much bigger, when the covid virus is defeated , then you are going to see mass protests
65
09/02/2021 18:02:00 11 0
bbc
Your haven't a laugh, GB government and English public do care a hoot about NI, would get rid in the morning,,
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09/02/2021 14:39:26 31 17
bbc
Michael Gove says an urgent reset is needed on Northern Ireland trade rules.

That’s a bit like saying, I don’t like what took four years to agree on so now I want it all changed.

Mad as hatters in Westminster!
EU must be rolling their eyes. I’m sure not for the first time.
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09/02/2021 18:03:54 22 4
bbc
DUP are the laughing stock of GB and EU,, backed Farage, Trump, grabbed the billion and now crying... You couldn't make it up.. ??
168
10/02/2021 08:33:44 2 1
bbc
DUP = KuKluxKlan
58
09/02/2021 17:29:05 29 2
bbc
It was the total reason for the protocol to protect the single market, N.I. has the best of both worlds , Scotland would sell there mother for such a Deal.
67
09/02/2021 18:05:38 7 3
bbc
Jurassic should dedicate one of its 4,000 band parades to the EU then again there is a degree of intellect required to appreciate the benefits. The DUP will reject as there is no Art 16 mentioned in the good book.
48
09/02/2021 16:15:24 29 15
bbc
The Garda have established checks on the ROI side of THE BORDER. Who is setting up these border checks?
68
len
09/02/2021 18:06:10 7 1
bbc
It's a check on a county border. The same checks are happening all over Ireland.
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10/02/2021 02:57:19 0 5
bbc
Irrelevant, it's still a hard border.
31
09/02/2021 14:54:10 19 16
bbc
One of the Garda inspectors interviewed at the border, said he was there to "stop all the Brexit Brits coming into the EU" Hilarious ! What a wonderful and inspirational shared Island that we have. It's beautiful......
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len
09/02/2021 18:07:34 3 1
bbc
Sounds like a fun Margaret.
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MX
09/02/2021 14:55:39 25 11
bbc
The DUP, UUP & TUV say they want Brexit that the rest of the UK got. The NI protocal wasn't part of Brexit to them.The problem with Brexit was that it was never defined.
This is Brexit.
70
09/02/2021 18:07:54 7 2
bbc
But what about all the benefits £350m per week to NHS, Free to make our own laws, Liam Fox 40+trade deals etc etc Must be the con of the century and the gullible electorate drank from the well big time
31
09/02/2021 14:54:10 19 16
bbc
One of the Garda inspectors interviewed at the border, said he was there to "stop all the Brexit Brits coming into the EU" Hilarious ! What a wonderful and inspirational shared Island that we have. It's beautiful......
71
09/02/2021 18:08:58 4 1
bbc
No doubt Margaret like a lot of your Trumpite yarns you have evidence or did the cat tell you Please dont believe every Miaow
40
09/02/2021 15:26:36 23 25
bbc
I would say that the Graffiti is only the beginning , and that the 140.000 and rising signatures against this protocol is only the start of something much much bigger, when the covid virus is defeated , then you are going to see mass protests
72
09/02/2021 18:10:58 7 0
bbc
Bring it on there has been the same intimidation with the Workers Strike Anglo Irish Agreement Setting up Assembly. Rem the leadership there is on Red Beret Peter he is looking after Iris no idea why Dont tell me Ian Og is now a Brigadier in Ulster Resistance first free flight he is away
73
09/02/2021 18:11:13 7 6
bbc
The Irish Republc represents about 1% of the total EU population and will continue to have about 1% of the influence on those in power in Brussels. Good luck with that one.
79
09/02/2021 18:15:25 10 3
bbc
That must be an extremely important 1% because the EU spent four years protecting the Republic of Ireland from the worst of Brexit.

NI Protocol anyone?
80
09/02/2021 18:25:35 6 1
bbc
Remember the UK, ah those were the days.
10
09/02/2021 13:52:02 11 13
bbc
It isn't that long ago that Enda Kenny had to submit his budget for the Irish economy to the EU Commission for approval. Things haven't moved on that much since, now they want consulted prior to Brussels decisions that impact on Ireland. The word Grovel comes to mind. Sovereignty, what Sovereignty ?
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09/02/2021 18:13:09 4 0
bbc
Incredible Arlene
4
09/02/2021 13:26:50 8 20
bbc
The Irish Sea border is costing me a lot of money

Already, I can't get all my supplies from the UK as normal and what I can get is significantly more expensive

I am not alone, everyone in NI will take a massive financial hit

Most companies too will see the same effects

There are definitely grounds to invoke Article 16 as per the Gov petition-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209
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09/02/2021 18:14:47 4 0
bbc
Bob its the price of Jefferys Knighthood and Nigel who was wiped out in North Belfast Wow gone is No Surrender now its Give me a Knighthood and we will agree.
6
09/02/2021 13:35:38 2 16
bbc
Aye and Republicans are doing a great job .
76
09/02/2021 18:17:11 6 0
bbc
Remember Gusty Spence OC UVF Maze when told the Republican prisoners were studying politics where as the Loyalist heroes were building muscle. You should read his comment and it has came to pass.
77
09/02/2021 18:20:35 8 3
bbc
Stealth ( I don't like paying any ) Tax BBC.

Well that 1% managed to get a boarder between NI and the UK, rather than NI and the Irish Republic. Seems they have more clout than the UK.

TAKE BACK CONTROLA MY &$$ !
60
09/02/2021 17:41:11 4 4
bbc
perhaps a "their" would be better... Correct on the Scotland point . Beats me why the island of Ireland gets so much special treatment ... worse than the hateful Barnett formula.
78
09/02/2021 18:22:01 4 3
bbc
Because corporate america and Biden will not allow brexit to affect peace in Ireland , Investment of many Billions, you could say its the Irish american home land..................just like Israel
157
10/02/2021 04:13:38 3 3
bbc
The Irish went to America and took it off the native American and took Texas etc off the Mexicans.
73
09/02/2021 18:11:13 7 6
bbc
The Irish Republc represents about 1% of the total EU population and will continue to have about 1% of the influence on those in power in Brussels. Good luck with that one.
79
09/02/2021 18:15:25 10 3
bbc
That must be an extremely important 1% because the EU spent four years protecting the Republic of Ireland from the worst of Brexit.

NI Protocol anyone?
73
09/02/2021 18:11:13 7 6
bbc
The Irish Republc represents about 1% of the total EU population and will continue to have about 1% of the influence on those in power in Brussels. Good luck with that one.
80
09/02/2021 18:25:35 6 1
bbc
Remember the UK, ah those were the days.
81
09/02/2021 18:27:30 6 2
bbc
Stealth Tax BBC
“The Irish Republc represents about 1% of the total EU population and will continue to have about 1% of the influence on those in power in Brussels. Good luck with that one”
~
The European Commission’s decision to protect the whole EU vaccination programme was reversed within hours after protests from London, Dublin and Belfast. It must have been the Republic’s lucky day.
84
09/02/2021 18:40:10 8 4
bbc
Wake up times have changed , it must have been the luck of the irish.............no is was the respect they have and the power of Irish America, is that to much real for brexit land.
82
09/02/2021 18:35:21 1 0
bbc
It is good to see talks going ahead, lets hope for a sensible result
83
09/02/2021 18:38:37 9 14
bbc
Ireland was not consulted in advance about that vaccine fiasco. Ireland is a misfit in the EU: not in Schengen, drives on the left, not the same time zone as almost any of the EU, primarily English speaking, the only country with an open land border with a non-EU country, the only EU country without any land border with any other EU country. The EU does not really care about them. Best leave too.
85
09/02/2021 18:42:32 12 3
bbc
A least we wont have an other million starving ever again, good bye,
87
09/02/2021 18:48:46 9 3
bbc
Westminster sold the DUP and Northern Ireland out to get England's Brexit. Do you think that sounds like the UK cares?
111
09/02/2021 22:35:58 6 1
bbc
"Ireland is a misfit in the EU"

Nice try, son. No, Ireland is not going to leave so Britain can have a shoulder to cry on...lol

Can I recommend also that you visit Scandinavia? The people there speak better English than the English...as do the Dutch, the Germans...
81
09/02/2021 18:27:30 6 2
bbc
Stealth Tax BBC
“The Irish Republc represents about 1% of the total EU population and will continue to have about 1% of the influence on those in power in Brussels. Good luck with that one”
~
The European Commission’s decision to protect the whole EU vaccination programme was reversed within hours after protests from London, Dublin and Belfast. It must have been the Republic’s lucky day.
84
09/02/2021 18:40:10 8 4
bbc
Wake up times have changed , it must have been the luck of the irish.............no is was the respect they have and the power of Irish America, is that to much real for brexit land.
83
09/02/2021 18:38:37 9 14
bbc
Ireland was not consulted in advance about that vaccine fiasco. Ireland is a misfit in the EU: not in Schengen, drives on the left, not the same time zone as almost any of the EU, primarily English speaking, the only country with an open land border with a non-EU country, the only EU country without any land border with any other EU country. The EU does not really care about them. Best leave too.
85
09/02/2021 18:42:32 12 3
bbc
A least we wont have an other million starving ever again, good bye,
86
09/02/2021 18:47:54 6 9
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Ooohhh... you are living in the past!

Which country helped to bail Ireland out financially after the 'Celtic Tiger' financial crash? Ireland's real friends, not the EU.
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09/02/2021 18:42:32 12 3
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A least we wont have an other million starving ever again, good bye,
86
09/02/2021 18:47:54 6 9
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Ooohhh... you are living in the past!

Which country helped to bail Ireland out financially after the 'Celtic Tiger' financial crash? Ireland's real friends, not the EU.
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09/02/2021 19:21:16 5 6
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Do not get me started, London Banks made the problem with offering one hundred and ten present loans on houses, ( HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY ON THE REST) and when it all went south and billions lost the only country to Demand high Interest on loans to save there banks , yes your right the London banks. Do not ever try again we do not need friends like that,
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09/02/2021 22:32:39 7 2
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The British 'contribution' was €3.25bn....a pittance.

Of course, when Ireland asked to settle early and reduce the interest Britain was the only country to refuse...that's your 'real friends' for you.

Britain - no friend of Ireland. Never has been. Never will be.
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09/02/2021 18:38:37 9 14
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Ireland was not consulted in advance about that vaccine fiasco. Ireland is a misfit in the EU: not in Schengen, drives on the left, not the same time zone as almost any of the EU, primarily English speaking, the only country with an open land border with a non-EU country, the only EU country without any land border with any other EU country. The EU does not really care about them. Best leave too.
87
09/02/2021 18:48:46 9 3
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Westminster sold the DUP and Northern Ireland out to get England's Brexit. Do you think that sounds like the UK cares?
86
09/02/2021 18:47:54 6 9
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Ooohhh... you are living in the past!

Which country helped to bail Ireland out financially after the 'Celtic Tiger' financial crash? Ireland's real friends, not the EU.
88
09/02/2021 19:21:16 5 6
bbc
Do not get me started, London Banks made the problem with offering one hundred and ten present loans on houses, ( HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY ON THE REST) and when it all went south and billions lost the only country to Demand high Interest on loans to save there banks , yes your right the London banks. Do not ever try again we do not need friends like that,
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09/02/2021 19:25:52 9 3
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Noel E
“Which country helped to bail Ireland out financially after the 'Celtic Tiger' financial crash? Ireland's real friends, not the EU”
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Those ‘real friends’ would be the IMF (€22.5bn), members of the Eurozone (€22.5bn), the Irish sovereign National Pension Reserve Fund (€17.5bn) and EU members Denmark, Sweden and the UK in the form of bilateral loans.
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10/02/2021 08:41:17 2 0
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Was that at 0 percent rate...?
90
09/02/2021 19:38:53 32 4
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DUP Carla Lockhart tried to cause problems for the ROI in the House of Commons today but got short shrift. Not a very nice person, has no trouble hanging out and having photo taken with LVF terrorist LexinDavidson.
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09/02/2021 22:29:19 8 1
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She gets dogs abuse on Twitter....funny.
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09/02/2021 23:21:28 3 0
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She'll be on the ferry soon.
173
10/02/2021 08:59:33 5 0
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Carla's statement proved just how desperate the DUP are to try and avoid the backlash of the unionist and loyalist communities.
372
10/02/2021 14:43:42 0 0
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who are the LVF? please tell me
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10/02/2021 16:59:25 0 0
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the LVF disbanded when Billy Wright was killed
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09/02/2021 19:51:10 15 8
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Easy.. just have a united Ireland
152
10/02/2021 01:24:14 4 9
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Exactly right. Ireland join UK again, jobs a goodun.
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10/02/2021 10:03:20 0 1
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Ireland was united, until Irish Nationalists destroyed Ireland's Unity within a Union.

Irish Nationalists now face trying to unite the RoI with NI a century after the breakup, after spending over 30 years polarizing NI, after NI has mostly left the only Union both NI & RoI were in, during a pandemic & while the border is closed!
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09/02/2021 19:52:35 7 13
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The EU are showing their colours. Until such time as they stop acting like petulant schoolchildren, I will be spending my money elsewhere. If many do the same, they will eventually get the message. That means UK or Japanese cars; NZ , Australian, US or SA wine, UK food, UK or out of EU holidays.
95
09/02/2021 20:23:16 6 0
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??
100
09/02/2021 21:49:01 3 0
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That'll really help the climate emergency that we are all facing. Go ahead, buy stuff that has to be flown halfway around the world and watch small Pacific islands disappear within a decade.
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09/02/2021 22:27:15 3 0
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Oh boohoo. I'm sure the EU will miss the revenue...good luck with not buying EU food btw.
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09/02/2021 14:39:26 31 17
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Michael Gove says an urgent reset is needed on Northern Ireland trade rules.

That’s a bit like saying, I don’t like what took four years to agree on so now I want it all changed.

Mad as hatters in Westminster!
EU must be rolling their eyes. I’m sure not for the first time.
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09/02/2021 20:01:00 4 0
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Gove says an urgent reset is needed on Northern Ireland trade rules.
I feel sorry for the NI poulation that saw through this dreadful populist, nationalist govt, using brexit as a way of lining their own off-shore bank accounts. Hopefully one day they will be held to account, but I'm not holding my breath.
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09/02/2021 13:57:51 37 15
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The EU commission will decide what happens and when. Discussion with RoI is just that. It’s jst the EU telling Southern Ire,
Land what’s going to happen. Not negotiating just consulting.

But Southern Ireland shouldn’t take it personally. The EU commission do this to anyone who steps out of line....Greece and Italy.....trying it with Poland and Hungary.
94
09/02/2021 20:03:01 7 1
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Greece were out of order - people retiring on generous state pensions at 55 when the govt knew that they couldn't pay. A bit like Thatcher's Golden Handshakes for council workers and civil servants in the 1980's.
92
09/02/2021 19:52:35 7 13
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The EU are showing their colours. Until such time as they stop acting like petulant schoolchildren, I will be spending my money elsewhere. If many do the same, they will eventually get the message. That means UK or Japanese cars; NZ , Australian, US or SA wine, UK food, UK or out of EU holidays.
95
09/02/2021 20:23:16 6 0
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??
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09/02/2021 20:34:45 7 3
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John The Wise One
“If many do the same, they will eventually get the message”
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It hardly matters what message you send the EU because:
(a) Most people can’t afford to be as choosy as yourself with regard to their spending, and,
(b) No10 cannot afford to reopen and renegotiate the treaty either.
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09/02/2021 20:35:56 9 2
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If the EU can do an honest financial/trade deal with China, smoothing things out with Ireland has to be a walk in the park.
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09/02/2021 23:20:52 8 4
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Interesting to note that the Chinese repressive & HR violator regime got a better deal than the UK.

Problem is, now the EU are on the hook and China is driving a wedge between the US and EU.
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09/02/2021 20:49:56 17 9
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John The Wise One
“The EU are showing their colours. Until such time as they stop acting like petulant schoolchildren, I will be spending my money elsewhere”
~
Interesting description. How would you describe the UK’s refusal to grant Joao Vale de Almeida, the EU’s ambassador in London, full diplomatic status when 142 other countries seemingly have absolutely no problem with this? Petulant? Petty?
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09/02/2021 21:44:07 13 13
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One of the very good reasons we left the EU - it is not a sovereign state and has no right to represent itself as such, despite the fact a lot of sheep bleated their approval. Endless layers of needless bureaucracy.
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10/02/2021 13:16:09 0 0
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No
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09/02/2021 20:49:56 17 9
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John The Wise One
“The EU are showing their colours. Until such time as they stop acting like petulant schoolchildren, I will be spending my money elsewhere”
~
Interesting description. How would you describe the UK’s refusal to grant Joao Vale de Almeida, the EU’s ambassador in London, full diplomatic status when 142 other countries seemingly have absolutely no problem with this? Petulant? Petty?
99
09/02/2021 21:44:07 13 13
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One of the very good reasons we left the EU - it is not a sovereign state and has no right to represent itself as such, despite the fact a lot of sheep bleated their approval. Endless layers of needless bureaucracy.
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09/02/2021 22:25:09 9 1
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142 other countries... 'sheep bleated their approval'?

Your master, Uncle Sam, was one of those 'sheep'.
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MX
09/02/2021 22:40:30 7 1
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The UK helped write this "bureaucracy" and were happy to use it to their advantage when they were part of the EU. The UK were major influencers in setting all these rules and conditions that they don't like now. Hypocrisy
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09/02/2021 23:34:51 7 2
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societynotcommunity
“One of the very good reasons we left the EU”
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It's the political representation of 27 sovereign nations which has secured international treaties with nations around the world. It's the only non-state party to more than 50 UN conventions.
142 countries don’t have an issue here, but the UK, paranoid and insecure, feels it has to make some twopenny-halfpenny point.
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10/02/2021 13:18:23 0 2
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The EU is becoming increasingly federal. If every EU country has diplomatic representation abroad, why does it need an EU one?
92
09/02/2021 19:52:35 7 13
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The EU are showing their colours. Until such time as they stop acting like petulant schoolchildren, I will be spending my money elsewhere. If many do the same, they will eventually get the message. That means UK or Japanese cars; NZ , Australian, US or SA wine, UK food, UK or out of EU holidays.
100
09/02/2021 21:49:01 3 0
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That'll really help the climate emergency that we are all facing. Go ahead, buy stuff that has to be flown halfway around the world and watch small Pacific islands disappear within a decade.
107
09/02/2021 22:28:35 4 0
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He doesn't care...Brexit means Brexit and Johnny Forriner can drown so he can guzzle Aussie wine.