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Come on Arlene!
« on: 04 December 2017, 23:15:09 »

Well Arlene Foster absolutely pissed on Theresa May's parade today!  ;D

In fact I think that she's my new heroine for putting a stop to the clusteropps that TM was about to sign up to!  :y

Maybe we should change the national anthym to 'Come on Arlene' set to the Dexy Midnight Runners tune!  :)
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #1 on: 04 December 2017, 23:22:11 »

Poor old Johnny Ray ......  :y
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #2 on: 04 December 2017, 23:37:31 »

She,s uglier than Jimmy Krankie.  ;D
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #3 on: 05 December 2017, 00:27:57 »

Lord Opti would!  :y
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #4 on: 05 December 2017, 00:39:36 »

Westminster politicians have tried time and time again to stitch up / con Northern Ireland politicians. They have always failed with one notable exception, which was Blair and I will never know how he managed it.
I will never know what possessed Theresa May to think she was going to get away with it today, in such a very obvious way. . Some combination of desperation and wishful thinking ?
She has given in to the EU at every opportunity so far, and proved she isn't fit to serve the tea in Downing St. never mind run the country.Of course the alternative is unthinkable ,so she is safe for the moment, but as soon as there is an opportune moment, the Tories will throw her under a passingbus in their usual ruthless manner.
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #5 on: 05 December 2017, 00:51:52 »

Westminster politicians have tried time and time again to stitch up / con Northern Ireland politicians. They have always failed with one notable exception, which was Blair and I will never know how he managed it.
I will never know what possessed Theresa May to think she was going to get away with it today, in such a very obvious way. . Some combination of desperation and wishful thinking ?
She has given in to the EU at every opportunity so far, and proved she isn't fit to serve the tea in Downing St. never mind run the country.Of course the alternative is unthinkable ,so she is safe for the moment, but as soon as there is an opportune moment, the Tories will throw her under a passingbus in their usual ruthless manner.

Another failure by Office Junior May. When she went into politics somebody from Tory HQ should have taken her to one side and said sorry but the job requires a greater intellect than stamping pass or fail on a stationary request form for a biro and dressing up as the office bimbo. :-[ :-[ :-[
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #6 on: 05 December 2017, 07:02:35 »

So.....apart from a hard border, which Eire would veto.....what’s the answer? TM is between a rock and hard place on this one and, whatever turns out to be the solution, it’s always going to be an unworkable compromise.
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #7 on: 05 December 2017, 08:58:32 »

So.....apart from a hard border, which Eire would veto.....what’s the answer? TM is between a rock and hard place on this one and, whatever turns out to be the solution, it’s always going to be an unworkable compromise.

Yes, what is the answer? 

On a positive note maybe the NI economy will really take off as its special place make it a great place for business to go and operate. A sort of spring board to the promised land. ( EU or rest of UK depending on your view)
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #8 on: 05 December 2017, 09:05:56 »

I can't see an answer; all I can see is us getting bent over without the grace of some KY to ease the pain.
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #9 on: 05 December 2017, 09:06:29 »

The answer to the Irish border lies in a free trade agreement, which apparently the EU don't want because they seem to think we are turning into some sort of pariah state.  ::)

So in my opinion TM should now put it in writing to the EU and the ROI that the UK has absolutely no intention of erecting a hard border and that solutions to the problem should be explored as part of trade negotiations.  If the EU and the ROI decide to put up a border, then that is their decision and they will be held responsible for the consequences!  ::)
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #10 on: 05 December 2017, 09:07:17 »

Eire cant veto the UK installing a hard border, but it could result in a No Deal with the EU.
The answer is as usual a fudge. A soft, not very secure border, as long as its not soft enough to be completely insecure for the really important things - very high levels of illegal migrants and terrorism.
They would need to come up with some form of words to sell this as a political masterstroke brought about by the collective geniuses involved, but that shouldn't be a problem for them.
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #11 on: 05 December 2017, 10:56:43 »

The best solution all round, would be for Eire to also leave the EU, then we could all have a nice cup of tea  ;D
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #12 on: 05 December 2017, 10:59:21 »

There are plenty of solutions to the border issue, with technology, Trusted Trader schemes, registration schemes for local residents etc, but as we all know the EU are inflexible, intransigent and unimaginative.  ::)
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #13 on: 05 December 2017, 11:01:55 »

How long till it gets to the ‘who cares?’ stage? The EU may, indeed, be everything you described, Tigger, but one thing they are really good at is the long game. They will bore us into submission.
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Re: Come on Arlene!
« Reply #14 on: 05 December 2017, 11:02:52 »

The best solution all round, would be for Eire to also leave the EU, then we could all have a nice cup of tea  ;D

I'm surprised this hasn't come up given that the EU appears to have done nothing but defecate upon their economy from a great height since their joining. Perhaps they're worried they'll need a bail out one day? Then again, that didn't go too well for Greece...
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