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Irish border question: too young to remember the troubles or just no sense of history?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Why wasn't this at the forefront of discussion three years ago? How bl0ody stupid are these politicians?
    Mangleworzle and chelsea2 like this.
  2. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Sorry. It's just that I can't credit the lack of foresight demonstrated by the brexiteers. Talk about tryimg to square a circle.

    Serves them right for partitioning Ireland in the first place.
    Alice K likes this.
  3. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    I worry about the ‘too young to remember’ thing in terms of risk of world war . Millennials who don’t remember the Cold War and the paranoia of WW3 in the 80s.
  4. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Not to mention the ignorance of Afghan history. It beggars belief.
  5. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    But this is closer to home. Some of us remember the bombs. How could the current crop of ignoramuses not have seen that border troubles would be likely to see more trouble?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  6. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Quote of the year.....

    "What was the start of 'The Troubles'
    Was when Jaime threw Bran out of the Tower"

    courtesy of Derry Girls..... I howled laughing all night!!!
  7. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    The Troubles. It makes years of sectarian terrorism sound like no more than a bar fight.
    Jesmond12 likes this.
  8. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Here we go again!
  9. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Because at a very early stage, all three parties concerned (the EU, the UK and Eire) agreed that the border will remain as it is now. There will be no hard border on the island of Ireland - not even, the EU has stated, not even if there is no deal.
  10. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    For the majority of brexit supporters, any renewed conflict over the Irish border will be something that affects someone else, not them. There's little point in arguing over it since most just don't care.
  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    There's little point in arguing about it because keeping the border as it is at present is the same whether Brexit happens or not.

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