Ireland and Brexit

If the UK leaves the EU, should Ireland follow and leave too ?

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da Vinci

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With just days to go before the United Kingdom votes on leaving the European Union, few if any have actually considered the question on how does this effect Ireland.

Ireland like the UK is a small Island on the far reaches of the European continent, again like the UK we are European, not because we asked to be but geographically its where we live. If the UK leaves the European Union next week it won’t be because they are no longer European, it will be because they have decided that the destiny of their country is better served outside of the Union.

Should Ireland be scared, should Ireland be worried?

Ireland has a unique place in British hearts, unlike any other country in the world we share a joint history and bond. If the events of 1916 had never happened there is a very good chance, we ourselves would be voting next week as members of the United Kingdom.

If next week the UK chooses to leave the EU, then nothing will happen straight away. The first thing the UK Government will have to do is enact Article 50, this is the rule that any country may leave the EU. However, this is expected to take at least two years so the UK won’t be going anywhere up to then. Furthermore, just because the UK may vote to leave, this does not mean Prime-minister Cameron must enact article 50 straight away. He could if he wishes sit on the decision for a couple of years before enacting it, meaning it could be 4 years before the UK leaves the EU. Chances are with a leave vote, Cameron may indeed head back to the EU and demand a better deal then return and declare a 2nd referendum based on the new deal, it’s not like there isn't a president for this sort of thing, just ask us the Irish!

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But if the UK does indeed pack its bags and head off into independence where does that leave the emerald isles?

There is a huge chance that many other countries will also offer a referendum to their own citizens, Sweden's foreign minister only said the other day that a Brexit would spell the end of the EU. This is a considerable claim to make but it is one that is hugely valid.

The UK, France and Germany are the three power houses of the EU, the UK contributes 10 Billion to the EU budget, to make up for this the other contributors including Ireland would have to make up the difference, working on EU rules Ireland would be expected to cough up more because of the success of the Irish Economy.





The truth is nobody really knows what a Brexit will actually do to the UK or the EU, but what we do know is that the UK is a huge trading partner with Ireland, we share our only border with them, and culturally we have far more in common with the UK than we do with the EU.

Ireland needs to consider its own path and economic future of the UK leaves, we have to make sure we choose the right friends and whom to back. My view is Ireland is better served being a friend to the UK than we will being friends to the already crumbling European Union which just may be pushed over its own cliff with a Brexit.
 

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Ireland needs to leave the EU Tyranny whether England does or not. Our country is being ruined by mass immigration and bankster intrigues.
 

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Ridiculous post and thread.

Ireland should be looking at closer ties to the EU, not further.

If the UK chose to leave then I agree we will need a border with the North, to prevent all those desperate British trying to escape their economic doom.

The main advantage of getting out of the EU debacle will be not having our environment devastated by mass immigration. Mass immigration is environmental pollution and degradation.
 

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The main advantage of getting out of the EU debacle will be not having our environment devastated by mass immigration. Mass immigration is environmental pollution and degradation.
Explain to me again how Ireland is suffering from mass immigration?
 

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Looks like our Brothers in the North are starting to move towards the Leave campaign.

New poll: Catholic voters in Northern Ireland moving from Remain to Leave

An alarming poll for the Remain side in the EU Referendum today shows that in Northern Ireland support for leaving the EU has significantly increased over recent weeks.
A major factor behind the shift is a move by Catholic voters who – despite Sinn Fein, the SDLP and the Irish government vigorously campaigning against leaving the EU – are moving towards the Leave camp.

Read more: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-news/new-poll-catholic-voters-in-northern-ireland-moving-from-remain-to-leave-1-7435854#ixzz4Bs5XW5fk

View: https://twitter.com/SJAMcBride/status/743750687775850496
 

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Looks like our Brothers in the North are starting to move towards the Leave campaign.

New poll: Catholic voters in Northern Ireland moving from Remain to Leave




Read more: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-news/new-poll-catholic-voters-in-northern-ireland-moving-from-remain-to-leave-1-7435854#ixzz4Bs5XW5fk

View: https://twitter.com/SJAMcBride/status/743750687775850496

Good news - and yet another kick up the hole for the Duck Tweet Cult, who have joined with Goldman Sachs in promoting EU misrule.
 

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Take a trip to Blanchardstown and you will have the evidence of your own eyes.
Ive been to Blanch many times, quite enjoy going to TFI Friday`s.

Not sure what your trying to get at with claiming Blanch is overrun with immigrants, I find it a great place with good nightlife and decent shopping.

What is your problem with this?

 
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