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Brexit Superthread

Discussion in 'The Brexit Forum' started by Superhans, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Tadhg Gaelach

    Tadhg Gaelach Legend Political Irish Donator Battle Royale

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    But you think a big hairy bloke with a ten inch micky has a right to be the Sugar Plum Fairy.
     
  2. Myles O'Reilly

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    Asif if you actually had any brain cells you'd be dangerous.

    I'll explain simply: The Island on the right is Britain, the one on the left is Ireland. Combined they are the British Isles.

    At no point, save perhaps back in the Jurassic period, was the north of Ireland part of Britain. They are two different islands.

    NI is part of the UK of course but that's a political construct not a geographic one.

    Got it now Dimebar?
     
  3. Tadhg Gaelach

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    Combined they aren't the British Isles. Ireland was never P-Celtic speaking, so was never a British island.
     
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  4. Myles O'Reilly

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    Be that as it may, for northern Ireland to be part of Britain Asif would have to get out the tugboats, attach the cables and drag Ireland over and stick it in to Scotland.
     
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  5. Asif

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    Wrong again.

    Nationality and citizenship. Northern Ireland is part of the UK. However, under the Belfast Agreement(external link opens in a new window / tab), also known as the Good Friday Agreement, people born in Northern Ireland can choose to be British citizens, Irish citizens or both.

    About Northern Ireland | nidirect
     
  6. Ire-land

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    Do Fine Gael honestly know you're representing them out here in Internet world? I'd like to think they'd be embarrassed if the did.
     
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  7. Asif

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    I have just quoted the Good Friday agreement, do you know anything?
     
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    Im not sure who is more barking mad, Asif, Young student or The King.
     
  9. Tadhg Gaelach

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    [​IMG]
     
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    Is that Asif?
     
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  11. Myles O'Reilly

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    You are quite confused. NI people can be British citizens but the geographic entity called Ireland or any part of it, is not nor ever was part of Britain.

    Britain is an island you blockhead





    There there you'll get it eventually:eaea:
     
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    I didn't know that tbh, fair play. But that makes my question even more pertinent- I'm not sure they'd appreciate facts getting in the way of their agenda.
     
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    Instead of jumping to conclusions to make you boyfriends happy re-read what I said.

    I said, people from NI can be called British id they want to be.
     
  14. Asif

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    Yes I must admit I didnt know it until a few years back when I was speaking to someone from NI. They called themselves British and I said how could you be. They then explained to me the GFA part that states it.
     
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  15. Myles O'Reilly

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    Nae ye said this:

     
  16. Asif

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    Very Selective, why didn't you put in the full quote?

    As for the North being part of Britain, I mean in a political sense. Anyone can see geographically its not the same country.
     
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    The options we would normally give in a poll question about this issue, would be British, Irish, or Other.
    However recently 'Northern Irish' has become a more popular definition as to how people consider their nationality. Not only that, but some people like to call themselves 'British and Northern Irish', and 'Irish and Northern Irish', though these terms are stretching it a bit.

    However, we thought we would include all these options for our nationality poll question in our recent BIG60 online poll: 'What Nationality are you, or what national group do you consider yourself belonging to'? You may have seen in previous reviews of our NI-Wide BIG60 (i.e. 60 Hours) online poll that we received a whopping 2,642 responses, and after data auditing we considered 2,517 in terms of the final results and analysis.
    So what nationality do NI people consider themselves to be - here are the results from the total poll, balanced and weighted to be reflective of Northern Ireland as a whole:

    [​IMG]

    What nationality do people in Northern Ireland think they are? - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
     
  18. Myles O'Reilly

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    Because that's the part I asked you about. But you wouldn't concede it was a misquote. We've finally gotten there after lots of gnashing of teeth.

    Do you enjoy wasting people's time Asif?
     
  19. anderson

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    He is a member of Fine Gael, its their job to waste our time.
     
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