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An exchange of views with Barnier May 18, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Got to say I was a bit disappointed by the visit of Michel Barnier to the Oireachtas last week. I really felt the counter-analyses presented in regard to the EU etc by those small number holding that view were very lacking in detail and in places even contradictory. I don’t think that’s inevitable. A strong critique of the institutions and the reality, even if it is one that I only go some way to sharing, is absolutely necessary and vital that it is articulated even if it is one that is also only held by a tiny minority of citizens in this state and on the island. Of course it could be that facing that latter reality there’s a sense that such critiques are aired in a functionally pro-forma way. Understandable but given the processes being inflicted upon us by the UK that’s not necessarily the best.

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1. Meetic gratis - May 18, 2017

Viewpoint I share.

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2. GW - May 19, 2017

[Deputy Gerry Adams: Information on Gerry Adams Zoom on Gerry Adams] The aim of the European Union, if I may say so, should be to prevent a land frontier between the European Union and Britain on the island of Ireland. That should be the key objective and the priority.

Err – Gerry – that is (let’s hope more then rhetorically) one of the EU negotiating teams priorities. If land frontier means ‘hard border’. It probably doesn’t, come to think of it.

And the stuff from Boyd Barrett etc. indicates that the British Trotskyists and their Irish franchises are all over the place on Brexit.

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3. CL - May 19, 2017

“Yet it has outlasted the Iron Curtain; it is older than other contested frontiers, such as the border that divides the two Koreas, or India and Pakistan. And in two years’ time, this squiggle on the map, which divides not just the island of Ireland but the ancient province of Ulster, will become the very thing Chichester-Clark insisted it was never meant to be — a major international frontier.”
https://www.ft.com/content/b7b8a5e4-39ba-11e7-ac89-b01cc67cfeec

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