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May's Brexit deal under fire as legal advice stiffens opposition

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May was forced by parliament to publish advice from the government's top lawyer about the fallback mechanism, or backstop, to prevent the return of border controls between British-ruled Northern Ireland and the EU-member Irish Republic.

Just wait and see the outcome of a return to a border between the Republic and the occupied 6 counties.

Are they really willing to risk it?

Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, confirmed the DUP intended to vote against May's plan next week but it would continue to support her government.

Don't trust the fanatical dinosaurs, one bit. These are the crowd who piteously whinge about not being treated differently to the rest of the UK, whilst at the same preventing the introduction of abortion and same-sex marriages in NI. Both of which have been introduced to the rest of the UK.

Still. All this mess could result in a 32 county nation once again. So, not all bad.

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Brexit needs to be hard.

If it's reversed the UK becomes a sideline in Europe, a joker - not to be trusted.

If it ploughs ahead with Brexit, then it has to deal with the difficult issues as too Europe. The current plan leaves us all in limbo and is bad for all. Minds need to be focused upon both sides as everyone has lots to loose if not. The Smarter persons in the Tory Government saw this immediately upon reading through the documents, and resigned, now... it's slowly coming out as to the reasons why they did so... they were right.

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@Toasted Heretic - look, I dont mind your fenian background, (hey I even enjoy the Wolfe Tones for their folk music), it's "mostly" all historical, and one day things will sort themselves out, but...the UK has always been the bell weather of problems in Europe, it's always distanced itself - for good reasons, and now, more-so than ever, seems - for those of us, even with foresight, to be a good enough reason - if not, only to force upon Change within the current structure of the EU. The Brexit issue has brought a lot of these issues that have been bubbling in the background finally to the foreground to be addressed. And indeed, even Merkel has decided that it's a good time to leave rather than fight on.... so draw your own conclusions.

But let's look at matters right now, even if N. I. joined Europe outside of Britain, that would still pose issues - it's not just like simply flipping a junction in a railway track. The old saying "The Devils is in the Details" will spring out again, and ... unfortunately catch you, as we're seeing now with Brexit. I know this, from experience as Ireland (sorry the South) is actually currently treated differently from the rest of Europe, so if you have a non-EU passport, your visa to Europe is not valid to the South of Ireland.... (Equal partners eh?), perhaps that would change if the North were to be assimilated with the South, but .. that is not something that would happen overnight.

The Brexit issue has been a no-win situation for everyone from the Start. I have to feel sorry for Ms May, as although she has the conviction of a strong leader, she lacks the charisma and persuasive ability to run with such a difficult Political issue and has been doomed from the start. That said, anyone else trying to play to both sides would also face the same issue - which is why we are seeing the American style "flip-flop" allegiance runs. She will, however, become a more notable Leader, if she goes forward with the Brexit, and navigates the subsequent issues (IMHO). Sadly, otherwise, she's a flunk case. That is, Politics, and trying to be too Politically subservient to others has its price.

We all have our own opinions on matters, and it's good to talk about them in order to learn from each other and to accommodate each. This latter aspect however, appears to be an ongoing issue within the current EU framework. And, it is unlikely to be resolved at present.

My view, is that the EU should fall back upon what is Common to each of its member states, and build upon that from the inside, rather than to try and impose an ideology from the outside inwards.... but, that's just my "uneducated view upon things"....

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