( A five-minute read)
It is estimated that as many as six million people living in the UK have at least one Irish grandparent (around 10% of the UK population.)
BREXIT JUST LIKE THE FAMINE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO WILL BE A WATERSHED IN THE HISTORY OF IRELAND.
Ireland is once more faced with the indifference of the English who when voting to leave the European Union had no consideration for its closes and biggest trading partner.
It would be fair to say like the Famine that Ireland will be once more the sacrificial lamb of the British political ambitions.
There are few democratic countries (where two out of its regions voted to stay and when combined with the two leave regions the overall majority was only a 3.8% majority.) that would act on a nonlegal binding referendum which was conducted against a background of lies.
One would think that a majority of at least 5% ON SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE WOULD BE A REASONABLE REQUIREMENT.
If England looked after its people first rather than the glory of a past empire Brexit probably would have never happened. It was the dysfunctional economy of Britain that fueling the leave vote, not immigration.
On top of all of this when you see how different generations voted in the Brexit you realize that the relationship between different age groups in England is broken.
ONE WAY OR THE OTHER IT IS NOW HELL BENT ON DELIVERING THE WORST OF BOTH WORLD; IN OUR OUT. Big business versus the Nigel Farage’s of this world with a handful of Conservatives such as Micheal Gove, Boris Johnson a few Labour MPs.
At the moment dogs cats and ferrets can travel between the UK AND THE EU. Maybe after all of this, all UK citizens will be required to be micro-chipped against Brexit rabies.
SO WE ARE LEFT WITH THE REALITY THAT THE POST BREXIT TRADE DEAL IS GOING TO BE THE MOST COMPLEX PART OF ANY NEGOTIATED DEAL AS IT HAS TO BE UNANIMOUS APPROVED BY 30 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PARLIAMENTS SOME OF WHICH WILL NO DOUBT HOLD THEIR OWN REFERENDUMS.
ALL OF WHICH POINTS TO NO DEAL, AND YEARS OF BATTLING IT OUT IN COURTS PROCEEDINGS WITH A MASSIVE DIVORCE BILL TO BOTH SIDES.
SO THE QUESTION IS; WILL THERE BE ANOTHER UK REFERENDUM.
To rejoin would mean starting from scratch, with no rebates, the lost of sterling with and all current member agreeing to the UK rejoining.
As for clout outside the EU.
A UK in disarray will have a much influence on the world stage as the DUP is willing to give it at a price.
Forming its own Trade area is an artificial intelligence algorithm yet to be invented.
However, there is a way out of all of this.
The UK abdicates its powers to NORTHERN IRELAND.
ITS CITIZENS BORN AND TO BE BORN HAVE THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO CARRY BOTH UK PASSPORTS AND IRISH – THUS FUTURE ENGLISH GENERATIONS CAN REMAIN IN THE THE EU.
ALL THEY WILL HAVE TO REMEMBER IS TO CARRY YOUR IRISH PASSPORT WHEN YOU ARE JOINING THE EU CITIZENS – ONLY QUEUE AT THE AIRPORT.
IT WOULD AVOID A HUGE LOSS OF FACE ON ALL SIDES.
One final observation;
The English don’t appear to understand that the European Union is governed by rules for a reason.
That reason is simple to understand.
The European Union is made up of countries that don’t quite trust each other. They need rules to function, with an independent court to settle any problems.
Whoever thought that Northern Ireland would unite not just Ireland but the whole of the UK.
All human comments appreciated. All like clicks chucked in the bin.