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Rhetoric, meet reality August 30, 2019

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Matthew O’Toole – former No 10 spokesperson – in the Guardian had a troubling quote from Dominic Cummings. Cummings, the self-proclaimed man of the people and anti-elitist, opined on his blog that:

..the last administration had “aided and abetted bullshit invented by Irish nationalists and remain campaigners that the Belfast agreement prevents reasonable customs checks on trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic. It does no such thing.” The senior Brexit strategist went on to describe arguments about the complexity of the Irish question as “babble”.

I guess now is when the rhetoric meets the reality.

Speaking of which – Cummings might like to pay attention to this contribution from the PSNI Chief Constable who:

…warned that the return of a hard border in the event of a no-deal Brexit could revive paramilitary groups.
It could become a “trigger and a fuelling point” for more people to join extremist groups, Simon Byrne told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on Thursday. He said: “If we get this wrong we could drift back to almost a paramilitary style of policing.”

It’s almost as if someone on the ground on this island might actually know what they are talking about.

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1. tafkaGW - August 30, 2019

Cummings is, according to those with the time to plough through his blog, a singularist.

So mankind is heading for corporeal extinction in his head anyhow, and it’s only the elite who survive in the computer networks of the singularity that have any historical importance to him.

What matter a little thing like a political border.

Behold, yet another sack full of crazies with power.

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2. Dermot M O Connor - August 30, 2019

John Redwood on RTE’s Today a couple of days ago was on another planet. Spock indeed, absent logic.

Even so, Miriam was utterly out of her depth dealing with him. It’s as if a part of the D4 media crowd swoon when they hear the accent of their former masters.

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3. benmadigan - August 31, 2019

To be quite honest I don’t give a f … what England does.
Our tasks are to limit damage to ireland north and south, support re-unification and scottish independence. Mr Tusk seems to have given up all hope of saving England from itself https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-tusk/tusk-domestic-politics-could-drive-britain-out-of-eu-idUKKCN1VK2CO?rpc=401&

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