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Old Dec 13th 2019, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Normans Fowler and Tebbit?
The Celtic Union has yet to release its formal policies on how to deal with Tories, but it might involve a small amount of being slapped around the face with a dead fish like that old Monty Python sketch.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
The Celtic Union has yet to release its formal policies on how to deal with Tories, but it might involve a small amount of being slapped around the face with a dead fish like that old Monty Python sketch.

I suspect the Tories are into corporal punishment.

Another tactic might work better.
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Old Dec 13th 2019, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I suspect the Tories are into corporal punishment.

Another tactic might work better.
Some kind of a moat, then.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Some kind of a moat, then.
Only if it has at least one duck house. I mean, anything less and it isn't really a moat at all, is it? Who picks up the tab for repainting it, though?

[I suppose it could just be put on the bill...... ]
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
My not so serious, but also maybe a little bit serious answer to your question is I bloody hope so.

Celtic Union, anyone? We'll take Newcastle and Liverpool too, and any other regions in the wonderful North that care to come with us. We might even allow the Normans down in London to join in if they play nice.

Let Boris have his ethnostate if he really wants.
How about me? I'm in Cornwall and that's Celtic.

Well Devon anyway.

OK - I'm in Somerset.

Can I join your union?
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Old Dec 13th 2019, 4:50 pm
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How about me? I'm in Cornwall and that's Celtic.

Well Devon anyway.

OK - I'm in Somerset.

Can I join your union?
It's not my union, it's our union, and yes of course you can.
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Old Dec 13th 2019, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
Only if it has at least one duck house. I mean, anything less and it isn't really a moat at all, is it? Who picks up the tab for repainting it, though?
We can ask Mexico, apparently they like to pay for things like that. Or so I've been told.

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[I suppose it could just be put on the bill...... ]
Oof.
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
Only if it has at least one duck house. I mean, anything less and it isn't really a moat at all, is it?
And a giant fridge for people to hide in.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
And a giant fridge for people to hide in.
Do they make guillotine shaped fridges? Asking for a friend.

For a house in The Sims.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
My not so serious, but also maybe a little bit serious answer to your question is I bloody hope so.

Celtic Union, anyone? We'll take Newcastle and Liverpool too, and any other regions in the wonderful North that care to come with us. We might even allow the Normans down in London to join in if they play nice.

Let Boris have his ethnostate if he really wants.
Thank you. I was meaning to ask if that could be arranged.
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Old Dec 13th 2019, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian View Post
Thank you. I was meaning to ask if that could be arranged.
No problem. Though we'll probably have to take Sunderland and Middlesbrough as well
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Old Dec 13th 2019, 6:08 pm
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The biggest problem I see with that is that the British Parliament has to agree to any sort on referendum over splitting, and in any case, there is no Assembly currently in Northern Ireland to apply for one.
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Seen as though we all love a good referendum...Boris should hold a UK wide vote on the union. He'd piss in with England's votes!
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Old Dec 13th 2019, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
The biggest problem I see with that is that the British Parliament has to agree to any sort on referendum over splitting, and in any case, there is no Assembly currently in Northern Ireland to apply for one.
Will of the people? It worked for Brexit. Even with a minority in favour.

The SNP just won a huge victory. Their platform is that Scotland no longer wants to be ruled by England (for obvious reasons). And indyref2 is now all but a foregone conclusion. English hubris will do everything to (sloppily) prevent that, but England is headed for a number of nasty humiliations that will leave it in a position of diminishing leverage. Scotland won't give a flying dynamic fark about what England thinks, especially if England tries (sloppily) to block indyref2.

Now, if you think Brexit is difficult, wait till you see the mess Scottish independence creates. No doubt the EU will (privately) react favourably and assist where it (legally) can, but Scotland's battle is decidedly uphill all the way. And there's the border. Non trivial.

But as I said before, I strongly suspect there's already been plenty of dialogue, and ongoing research between the EU and the SNP about how it might be achieved. It will probably be leaked eventually, and splattered front page in the daily express.

But I think the Scots are finished now. No confidence. And that's not going to change anytime soon.

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Old Dec 13th 2019, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
The biggest problem I see with that is that the British Parliament has to agree to any sort on referendum over splitting, and in any case, there is no Assembly currently in Northern Ireland to apply for one.
I'd have to look it up but I think the Good Friday Agreement is essentially tacit approval for a referendum. If it was held, and went in favor of unification, the GFA states that it will be honored.

And anyway, who wouldn't want this absolute lad as their President:

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