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    Re: Positive outcome from brexit

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    Yes, they want to remain in the EU but, if they are forced to leave, they are determined (from everything I can see) not to have a customs border between themselves and the Republic.
    I'm not entirely sure you're right. I've never yet heard a DUP Westminster MP say they want the UK to remain in the EU or to say they want no customs border between themselves and the Republic. All I've heard them say repeatedly is that they absolutely refuse to have any form of customs or passport control between Northern Ireland and Britain. Are you quite sure they've expressed an opinion on border checks with the Republic?
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    Re: Positive outcome from brexit

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    I'm not entirely sure you're right. I've never yet heard a DUP Westminster MP say they want the UK to remain in the EU or to say they want no customs border between themselves and the Republic. All I've heard them say repeatedly is that they absolutely refuse to have any form of customs or passport control between Northern Ireland and Britain. Are you quite sure they've expressed an opinion on border checks with the Republic?
    They, in this case, being the people of NI.

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    Re: Positive outcome from brexit

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    Re: Positive outcome from brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Yes, they want to remain in the EU but, if they are forced to leave, they are determined (from everything I can see) not to have a customs border between themselves and the Republic.

    Apart from the fact that the Republic would veto any deal including a hard border, the only thing stopping the Conservatives from agreeing to it is the DUP.

    So, despite the DUP not representing the mainstream opinion in NI, such are the ways of British "democracy" that the DUP could get a renewed mandate purely on the basis of their opposition to a hard border.
    Or they could lose seats because not everybody wats to go back to the old days of sectarian hatred and killings. The split between catholic and protestantin NI is almost 50/50 but perhaps more to the point eire is increasingly secular when compared to the north the kind of unionism the dup represent has maybe lost it's attraction.

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    Re: Positive outcome from brexit

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    The rubbish being spoken over the weekend was a pure waste of time. Liam Fox suggesting the Republic could agree a bilateral trade deal with the UK, for example?

    It's equivalent to saying the Republic could exit the EU alongside us and form a single trade area, moving the European border to the whole of the British Isles. How can he can be so inane?

    I reckon that was just another nudge toward the finish line, another couple of days' distraction while the clock keeps ticking.
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