Do you think Brexit will eventually lead to a unified Ireland?
Started by wishingwell, 6th January 2019 12:55 in Brexit Forum

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    Default Do you think Brexit will eventually lead to a unified Ireland?

    In the long term I reckon that if we do Brexit then the UK union will become very weak, Southern Ireland being part of a much stronger EU union will have the oppurtunity to take back that small piece of land known as Northern Ireland probably with the backing of most of the other states.


    May turn out alright this Brexit malarkey after all.
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    Default Re: Do you think Brexit will eventually lead to a unified Ireland?

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    In the long term I reckon that if we do Brexit then the UK union will become very weak, Southern Ireland being part of a much stronger EU union will have the oppurtunity to take back that small piece of land known as Northern Ireland probably with the backing of most of the other states.


    May turn out alright this Brexit malarkey after all.
    Yes....and it'll strengthen Scotlands case for independence too.

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    A unified Ireland seems like a very distant prospect from what I have read and watched.
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    Default Re: Do you think Brexit will eventually lead to a unified Ireland?

    I think there will be a united Ireland in our lifetime, but I don't think it will be specifically because of Brexit (although Brexit might bring the conclusion forward a little sooner).

    There have always been more Protestants than Catholics, but Catholics are quite a big minority, and that gap is closing.

    In the 2001 census, 53% of the population of NI were Protestant, and 44% Catholic.

    In the 2011 census that gap had narrowed to 48% Protestant, 45% Catholic.

    If the gap continues to narrow, then Catholics will soon outnumber Protestants, and a referendum in Northern Ireland would quite probably result in a united Ireland.

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...-29004134.html

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    If the gap continues to narrow, then Catholics will soon outnumber Protestants, and a referendum in Northern Ireland would quite probably result in a united Ireland.
    That's ok, the protestants can just demand a second referendum in the hope they give the 'right' answer the second time....

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    Trying to outbreed the other side is a classic breeder tactic in conflict zones.

    Even if the population became majority Catholic the Remaining protestants would be dead set against unification and still having their marches and burning large stacks of pallets.

    By the way are there no atheists in the region?
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    Yes....and it'll strengthen Scotlands case for independence too.
    Not all us Jock kunts voted to remain. IMO the concept of an 'independent' Scotland in the EU is hilarious.

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    IMO the legalization of abortion in the Irish Republic may well lead to common ground and closer ties between the Catholics and the Protestants. The Northern Irish Protestants and far fundamental in their beliefs than those on the Mainland and are as much opposed to abortion as are the Catholics.

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    Why isn't Ireland unified NOW?
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    Trying to outbreed the other side is a classic breeder tactic in conflict zones.

    Even if the population became majority Catholic the Remaining protestants would be dead set against unification and still having their marches and burning large stacks of pallets.
    Quite a few Protestants have applied for Irish passports after the referendum - so some of them may not be that concerned about unification.

    By the way are there no atheists in the region?
    48 plus 45 does not add up to 100.

 


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