Why can't we just have a 'standard' border in Northern Ireland re: Brexit

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by RedStag, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    i wish i could get a farm, then, which straddles the border. do you know of anyone with such a property? ;)
     
  2. RedStag

    RedStag Banned Banned

    the solution is to have a border between NI and ROI , though this can be similar to Norway/Sweden or Switzerland/France etc..
     
  3. RedStag

    RedStag Banned Banned

    that's no problem either, will just have to register farm on one side of the border though
     
  4. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    0/10

    The rights of Irish people to be spared a return to the troubles is hardly terrorism.
     
  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    these are ALREADY EXISTING properties. are you really suggesting people who have properties which straddle the border, where such properties have existed since before the division of ireland, that they will have to change everything to suit your petty purposes?
     
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  6. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    A united Ireland is the solution.

    I didn't always see it that way but urban does lead to the occasional epiphany or two.
     
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  7. RedStag

    RedStag Banned Banned

    it's appeasement of terrorism, rather like saying we should not arrest gangbangers so as to avoid antagonising them
     
  8. RedStag

    RedStag Banned Banned

    Constitution matters of state are not petty.

    as for the farms, I'm sure a special arrangement could be made for those in this kind of situation
     
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    there's an easy solution, which is to revert to the irish border as it was on 11 july 1921
     
  10. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    Which returning troll do you think redstag is? Poll (not) to follow...
     
  11. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    I prefer your earlier work.
     
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  12. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    A wall along the entire border sounds about as likely as Ireland applying to rejoin the United Kingdom after seeing how amazingly Brexit is working out.
     
  13. LiamO

    LiamO Well-Known Member

    Ern.
     
  14. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Dear 'New Member', yes, that's right, we are all terrorist appeasers on here, we want everybody to kill everybody else. At the weekends I personally appease Isis and should have a couple of hours next week to do some retro-appeasing. I'll probably start with the Tupamaros movement.
     
  15. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    I think Pol Pot was underrated. You've given me the idea for some weekend Khmer Rouge appeasement.
     
  16. JHE

    JHE .

    Is that really an option? Norway is part of the European Economic Area. Switzerland is not, but it has agreements with the EU that really make it part of the single market. The rights to move, live and work in other European countries apply to Norway and Switzerland, as they do to EU countries. Any option there could have been along these lines has been rejected by the British govt as not being proper Brexit.

    Brexit is an utter mess. The question of the Irish border is part of the mess and a very tricky part for the British govt - a gift to the EU27 negotiators.
     
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  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    We'll paint the town khmer rouge :cool:
     
  18. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    I think we need a few rules of thumb when it comes to launching a full retrospective:

    Dress Sense
    Beards
    Bonkers Ideas
    How Much Thatcher Hated Them
    How Many Times Corbyn/Livingstone Met Them in the House of Commons Tearoom
     
  19. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    Thatcher thought about a Berlin Wall for the Irish border after she was persuaded this was stupid she started the Anglo Irish agreement.
     
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  20. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    What Khmer could anyone want? :thumbs:
     
  21. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    By the way, I've just had the Symbionese Liberation Army on the phone. Is anybody free to appease them for a couple of hours this afternoon?
     
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  22. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Just repeating “yes, you can have that” over and over?

    Sure. I can do that.
     
  23. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    No! They were cool to start off with, but they sold out when they signed up rich girl Patty Hearst.
     
  24. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Top Appeasing! :thumbs:
     
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    put a decent drum beat on it and a riff and - bob's your uncle - it's a sure-fire number one.
     
  26. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    It's a nice idea, but I foresee endless arguments as to the colours of the flowers, with each side vetoing the other's plant selection...
     
  27. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    not a problem. green and white on the 26 county side, and orange on the 6 county bit.

    so it'd be a 310 mile strip like this

    [​IMG]
     
  28. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Modern Day Demands:

    "We want £100,00 in used notes $1billion in bitcoins and a plane to Cuba the Ecuadorian Embassy"
     
  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    no one wants to go to the ecuadorian embassy now tales of assange's poor hygiene have got out.

    they've had to have the exterminators in thrice this week alone.
     
  30. RedStag

    RedStag Banned Banned

    so I get it, your issue isn't really about Brexit at all, just using the EU debate as a smokescreen for a united Ireland.

    why not just come out and say so
     

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