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Just want some opinions on this
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If the people of N Ireland want it, then yes and no if they do not. Not hard.
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Sure, why not. It's not like we get much benefit out of NI.
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I think most people in Great Britain aren't all that fussed about Northern Ireland, given the amount of trouble it has caused and just how alien even the Loyalist side of the dispute seem to everyday life on the mainland.

That being said, Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. It benefits from that economically - and we are better working together than apart. There are plenty of us who quite like the place, for all its foibles, and would like to see it put aside the conflicts of the past and - in a way - become closer to the rest of modern Britain.
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How about starting with your opinion?
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Not unless you enjoy fighting.
Do you really think that the old UDA and UVF guys would just roll over and have their tummies tickled?

Oh but you can't let terrorism affect your decisions I hear some shout, on that point I would refer you to the last getting on for 4 years of " caring about peace in Northern Ireland" from people that just want to overturn a democratic referendum result.
The very same people that are now arguing for a united Northern Ireland and almost certainly a return to the troubles, but then I guess to those people the plucky little leprechauns of the IRA are the right kind of murdering, terrorist scum.
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No. Indeed I would tear up the good Friday agreement, arrest every terrorist and put a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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As I believe in self-determination, I think it's up to the people who live there.

What right has anyone got to point at someone's home and say "your land belongs to our government". If enough people in any given area want to be independent or part of the UK or part of Scotland, then that's a matter for them and them alone. Geographics are irrelevent. Just because a place is attached to another place, doesn't mean they should merge politically.
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As I believe in self-determination, I think it's up to the people who live there.

What right has anyone got to point at someone's home and say "your land belongs to our government". If enough people in any given area want to be independent or part of the UK or part of Scotland, then that's a matter for them and them alone. Geographics are irrelevent. Just because a place is attached to another place, doesn't mean they should merge politically.
So you don't even believe in Nation states?
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Yes.

A border poll would probably have a narrow majority to unite the two.

So give them a border poll.
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