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https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/b...down-1.3356258

the Irish Times, traditional voice of the Anglo-Irish Establishment in Dublin,has some insights that have escaped the Commentariat and Chattering Classes in London
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https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/b...down-1.3356258

the Irish Times, traditional voice of the Anglo-Irish Establishment in Dublin,has some insights that have escaped the Commentariat and Chattering Classes in London
Thanks for the link. Says it all really.
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Thanks for the link. Says it all really.
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Pffft. That entire article is simply a hatchet job on the English and nothing else.
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Pffft. That entire article is simply a hatchet job on the English and nothing else.
Don't like the English do they? ... Not even mentioned that the Welsh voted for brexit too! ..
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Don't like the English do they? ... Not even mentioned that the Welsh voted for brexit too! ..
Exactly, although that is picked up on in some of the comments replying to that article.
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Do they have any reason to love their former colonial masters ?
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Don't like the English do they? ... Not even mentioned that the Welsh voted for brexit too! ..
Probably because they thought Brexit meant exit from Britain!

Do they have any reason to love their former colonial masters ?
Apart from Wexford, Drogheda & the famines...
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Pffft. That entire article is simply a hatchet job on the English and nothing else.
Agreed . . . I’m reminded of when Paul Keating was Australia’s PM. He wanted nothing to do with Britain, and Irish supporters appeared from all over the place. When Keating was deposed by John Howard, the supporters disappeared just as quickly.

With angst like this between neighbours, how does the EU expect to survive with even more diverse cultures and political differences?
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Agreed . . . I’m reminded of when Paul Keating was Australia’s PM. He wanted nothing to do with Britain, and Irish supporters appeared from all over the place. When Keating was deposed by John Howard, the supporters disappeared just as quickly.

With angst like this between neighbours, how does the EU expect to survive with even more diverse cultures and political differences?
Oh. I think they may rely on democracy. An ancient concept apparently antithetic to English exceptionalism.
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Oh. I think they may rely on democracy. An ancient concept apparently antithetic to English exceptionalism.
The EU is democratic? I thought this was alien to them.

But then, it seems that certain losers in the UK have no concept of democracy either, it must be a 21st century malady.
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At least the EU has no House of Lords ! A fine example of Brit Democracy at work !
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https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/e...f-uk-1.3017660


It seems to me a balanced view. I am sure the BritNats will have a different opinion.
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Tony Blair's full speech on Brexit. Do you think the EU can change so that the UK can remain in the EU?


The main difficulties I can see are the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy.
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Tony Blair's full speech on Brexit. Do you think the EU can change so that the UK can remain in the EU?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVWtJJOHIjU

The main difficulties I can see are the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy.
Change, to keep the UK, why bother?
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