V923 - United Ireland/Northern Ireland Abolition Bill 2016Watch
I consider yesterday and the duration of today to constitute the two days indicated by the GD.
I would say that most people would interpret "two days" to mean 48 hours (give or take) or 2 updates or similar, in essence two whole days rather than having debate having happened on two days, this approach could have a "debate" happening for less than a minute, in theory, with an bill going up just before midnight for day 1, and then almost straight after midnight, i.e. day 2, putting it to division.
I will however make one thing clear for members: The passing of this bill will not result in a TSR Referendum.
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I would urge the Socialist party to reconsider putting this bill forward at this time, but if they are intent on doing so it has my support, a united Ireland free from Britain is something my family have supported for generations, and the fire continues burning on inside of me.
And I would say that a [mostly] peaceful compromise is better than a return to violence, especially given that based on the GE results the unionists are stronger in NI with 11 unionist MPs and 7 nationalist MPs, and over half of votes being cast for unionist parties and candidates.
As a Irish Republican I could never vote against giving my fellow comrades a vote in this matter, it is in my opinion a great injustices that Ireland was split up by England at all. I don't want to see this go forward at this time, mostly as I don't feel we have won the argument yet. In any case they have my support on this bill although I am more open to campaigning on this issue than bringing a referendum on this matter now.
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Yet they only exist in the form they do because of the original great injustice of having a divided Ireland, had Ireland never been divided the IRA we saw most recently simply wouldn't have happened, as they wouldn't have had a fight to fight.
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I can't support it as is without that.
Well given the IRA aren't terrorists, but a Paramilitary, according to the Good Friday Agreement, a Paramilitary some would say were fighting against foreign occupation by armed forces. And moving onto Loyalists, we saw paramilitary action by loyalists during the troubles, they killed, harmed and kidnapped people as well.