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Brexit and Ireland

2018-10-20

Attached opinion from CNN, clearly indicates the underlying problem in the Brexit negotiations. In fact there are two underlying problems. The first is Brexit itself: Nobody in the EU pushed Britain out. It was entirely a stupid British decision. Obtaining a reasonable deal would require siignificantly more modesty in negotiations than the Government and Parliament are practising. Britain no longer rules the waves, it now waves the rules. The second is even more troublesome. Northern Ireland is a left over from British colonialism. Britain, long ago should have been prepared to accept Northern Ireland's reintegration with the Irish Republic. Thanks to the EU, open borders between the two turned out to be the next best solution. With Brexit, that solution no longer works. There is no good alternative to reuniting Northern Ireland with the Irish Republic (and Gibraltar with Spain!!)


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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