Are you in favour of Irish reunification Watch

Ferrograd
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It would be beneficial in many ways. For starters, the people of Ireland would finally have full control over their beautiful isle. Secondly, it would end the IRA. There would be no need for an IRA. Thirdly, it would mean there would be no worry about the Brexit backstop. Forthly, it would take a strain off the economy, and would also get the DUP out of power.
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No.
I don't support republicanism or breaking up the union.

The official ira and splinter movements including the inla are marxists hostile to free market capitalism that want "an ireland that is socialist".
They would have little conscience as regarding resorting to decades of further shootings, bombings and kidnaps in pursuit of achieving their other aims.

Handing over ulster would risk destabilising both the uk and ireland.
In addition to creating a perception that the uk has abandoned our traditional "we will never surrender" to terrorist criminality.
Thus making britain a target for every kind of aggressor and bringing utter mayhem to the streets of northern ireland yet again.
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To be honest yes, simply for the fact NI seems to be more trouble than its worth and is a burden on GB
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no.
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(Original post by londonmyst)
No.
I don't support republicanism or breaking up the union.

The official ira and splinter movements including the inla are marxists hostile to free market capitalism that want "an ireland that is socialist".
They would have little conscience as regarding resorting to decades of further shootings, bombings and kidnaps in pursuit of achieving their other aims.

Handing over ulster would risk destabilising both the uk and ireland.
In addition to creating a perception that the uk has abandoned our traditional "we will never surrender" to terrorist criminality.
Thus making britain a target for every kind of aggressor and bringing utter mayhem to the streets of northern ireland yet again.
Nobody has a free economy.
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With a little luck the disparities in birth rates and a proportional election system will allow the occupants of Northern Ireland to sort themselves out.
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(Original post by Ferrograd)
It would be beneficial in many ways. For starters, the people of Ireland would finally have full control over their beautiful isle.
The people of the UK have full control over their pretty nice set of islands, as do the people of the Republic of Ireland.

Secondly, it would end the IRA. There would be no need for an IRA.
I'm not sure that'll be the case when there's an inevitable civil war.

Thirdly, it would mean there would be no worry about the Brexit backstop.
The problem with Brexit for Northern Ireland is that they want to keep the border open, but not at the expense of trade links with mainland Great Britain. Northern Ireland trades more with the rest of the UK than it does not only with the Republic of Ireland, but the whole of the EU put together. The economic harm would be far greater.
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(Original post by Ferrograd)
It would be beneficial in many ways. For starters, the people of Ireland would finally have full control over their beautiful isle. Secondly, it would end the IRA. There would be no need for an IRA. Thirdly, it would mean there would be no worry about the Brexit backstop. Forthly, it would take a strain off the economy, and would also get the DUP out of power.
"End the IRA"?? The Loyalist paramilitaries are a bunch of killers. They have murdered many hundreds of Irish Catholics. The killing was from both sides.
I am in favour of the people democratically voting for unification or not.
The IRA, despite their cowardly killings, forced the British government to the table from which Ireland became a Republic. No way would Britain give in to such a tiny country were it not for the IRA forcing the issues.
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"End the IRA"?? The Loyalist paramilitaries are a bunch of killers. They have murdered many hundreds of Irish Catholics. The killing was from both sides.
I am in favour of the people democratically voting for unification or not.
The IRA, despite their cowardly killings, forced the British government to the table from which Ireland became a Republic. No way would Britain give in to such a tiny country were it not for the IRA forcing the issues.
Ireland didn't become a republic for several decades after becoming an independent country.

It became inevitable when the elections occurred before the creation of the first Home Rule parliament in Southern Ireland returned a huge separatist majority. Irish home rule, as a movement, long predates significant conflict in Ireland and it was the parliamentary dynamics under Lloyd George that really moved that forward.
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(Original post by Ferrograd)
It would be beneficial in many ways. For starters, the people of Ireland would finally have full control over their beautiful isle. Secondly, it would end the IRA. There would be no need for an IRA. Thirdly, it would mean there would be no worry about the Brexit backstop. Forthly, it would take a strain off the economy, and would also get the DUP out of power.
I’m in favour of the republic joining the UK or NI becoming an independent state.

The former is unfortunately very unlikely so I would just give them a boarder poll which reunification shouldn’t be on it.

Once independent they can join the south if they like but that just muddies the water in the initial referendum.
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I am strongly opposed to Northern Ireland becoming independent or rejoining Ireland. Northern Ireland is as much a part of my country as any other and i find it offensive that people would actively seek to weaken our great nation. NI may only be akin to a hand but i would still much rather keep both my hands than not.

That said in many ways i would quite like to see a hard border in NI so that cultural and legal difference with Ireland can intensify. The people of NI should be truly British or truly Irish, not pandered to.
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