Brexit


#1007

If they do that the union will break up quicker than you can say hard brexit. There will be a united Ireland and independent Scotland within 3 years if they do that.


#1008

And a Republic of London!


#1009

Judging by some of the tweets I’m seeing, yeah that too :joy::joy:


#1010

Because it’s simply a terrible idea.


#1011

Laughing my b””””x off at all this.


#1012

Looks like the DUP called May’s bluff.


#1013

Can’t see how this works tbh … the dup are propping her up, and have said they’ll pull the plug on a deal like this … so may goes ahead and agrees to a deal …


#1014

An election with Corbyn the likely victor and the said deal is implemented anyway


#1015

Looks like the deal is off the table after may spoke to the DUP?


#1016

They have her over a barrel. I’m really surprised she has lasted this long. I really cannot see how this ends well for anyone, though politicians will still get their parliamentary pensions, be that from Dublin, London or Brussels…

EDIT

I’ve just seen @GuyIncognito’s reference to Farage’s pension stance.


#1017

One of the pieces of commentary I saw earlier on this morning said that there was never going to be a deal today. They predicted the unionists throwing a hissy fit and delaying the deal by a couple of days and they reckoned all the players were expecting this to happen.

The big question is if the DUP continue to block a deal, do Sinn Fein have the nerve to take thier Westminster seats and wipe out the DUP’s value to the tories, maybe forcing a new election and the chance for a more sympathetic government (from an Irish point of view).


#1018

… and take an oath, swearing allegiance to Mrs Windsor? I don’t think so.


#1019

They can cross their fingers behind their backs


#1020

What on earth are RTE at inviting that bigot Jamie Bryson down to discuss this. Somebody should be sacked over that


#1021

There was a time when you might look across the Atlantic for a little reassurance or a nod in the right way. Now you look across and see a can of petrol with an unreliable fuse …


#1022

save us skynet.


#1023

#1024

so lads. hows that whole union thing working for yis


#1025

The DUP don’t seem to mind Northern Ireland having laws on abortion and corporation tax that separate it from the rest of the UK. Hypocrites.


#1026

The beauty is that the Tories don’t really give a sh1t about the North. They would be glad to get rid of it. Just shows how desperate May was to stay in power to get involved with them Neanderthals.