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Northern Ireland

Postby Donny osmond » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:18 pm

Is the violence were currently seeing as "simple" as unionists feeling betrayed by the UK govt, or is there a deeper malaise?

Will this lead inevitably to the demise of the GFA?

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Re: Northern Ireland

Postby Zhivago » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:53 pm

Yes Boris lied about no border down Irish sea
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Re: Northern Ireland

Postby paddy no 11 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:49 pm

I'd say there's some people who would like for northern Ireland to be the premier rout for smuggling between the EU and UK

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Re: Northern Ireland

Postby Puja » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:51 pm

Zhivago wrote:Yes Boris lied about no border down Irish sea


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Re: Northern Ireland

Postby Sandydragon » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:52 am

Donny osmond wrote:Is the violence were currently seeing as "simple" as unionists feeling betrayed by the UK govt, or is there a deeper malaise?

Will this lead inevitably to the demise of the GFA?

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Definitely old grievances still exist, but the impact of Brexit is a big factor. Unionists don’t take much to feel betrayed.

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Re: RE: Re: Northern Ireland

Postby Donny osmond » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:10 am

Zhivago wrote:Yes Boris lied about no border down Irish sea
As always your perception is ... admirable*

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Re: Northern Ireland

Postby Donny osmond » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:10 am

There are three broad causes of these riots: the simmering unionist anger over the Irish Sea border as a result of Brexit; the decision not to prosecute Sinn Féin politicians for an alleged coronavirus breach at the funeral of Bobby Storey last June; and loyalist paramilitary groups encouraging young people in their communities to cause trouble, partly in protest at the above, and partly to push back against recent police action to curb their criminal activity and community influence. If you miss any of those out you fail accurately to capture the nuances of the situation in Northern Ireland, where serious political ideals are so often muddied with base politics and exploited by groups with other motives.


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Re: Northern Ireland

Postby Sandydragon » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:10 pm

That’s a good point about the criminal activities. That was a major issue in the early 00s and obviously hasn’t improved, hence the crackdown.


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