The screw is being turned on the DUP

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Though maybe we would have enough houses to go around. The population has increased from 3m to 5m during our membership of the EEC/EU, largely driven by EU immigration and reverse Irish emigration. This is squeezing our young people out of the housing market, producing sky high rents and of course a homelessness crisis.
Maybe we could do with a Brexit cold shower.
Sure. 50 years of emigration and a stagnant economy linked to a stagnant UK economy and we wouldn't have a housing crisis now. Except maybe the problem of what to do about the deserted villages, towns, countryside, etc.
 

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Though maybe we would have enough houses to go around. The population has increased from 3m to 5m during our membership of the EEC/EU, largely driven by EU immigration and reverse Irish emigration. This is squeezing our young people out of the housing market, producing sky high rents and of course a homelessness crisis.
Maybe we could do with a Brexit cold shower.
And we could all have houses with white picket fences, we would have full employment, there would be no crime and we would all be speaking Irish.....
 

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Though maybe we would have enough houses to go around. The population has increased from 3m to 5m during our membership of the EEC/EU, largely driven by EU immigration and reverse Irish emigration. This is squeezing our young people out of the housing market, producing sky high rents and of course a homelessness crisis.
Maybe we could do with a Brexit cold shower.

Wait?

Your Irish?
 

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Though maybe we would have enough houses to go around. The population has increased from 3m to 5m during our membership of the EEC/EU, largely driven by EU immigration and reverse Irish emigration. This is squeezing our young people out of the housing market, producing sky high rents and of course a homelessness crisis.
Maybe we could do with a Brexit cold shower.
We have the downsides of one of the most successful economies in the world.

Populist politicians and grossly inefficient Public Sector structures waste vast amounts of our citizens money thus causing high property prices, homelessness, bad value educational services and bad health services. I see no reason why that would change if we didn't have such a successful economy.
 

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Purple ever do Venn diagrams at school. Imagine a Venn diagram with Irish people north and south as the Universe. Now draw the following circles. Those describing themselves as nationalist. Those describing themselves as unionists. Catholics. Protestants. Those for the sea border. Those against the sea border. You will find the Universe splits into two sets of 3 circles which themselves overlap to a degree which makes them almost indistinguishable.
Oh and you will be that little dot which is in none of the circles except that you are for a sea border.
You love labelling people, and putting them in Venn diagrams is the mathematicians version of pigeon-holing them.
 

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Though maybe we would have enough houses to go around. The population has increased from 3m to 5m during our membership of the EEC/EU, largely driven by EU immigration and reverse Irish emigration. This is squeezing our young people out of the housing market, producing sky high rents and of course a homelessness crisis.
Maybe we could do with a Brexit cold shower.
Im one of those returned emigrants who moved out of Dublin 15 years ago. There are plenty of houses in Ireland if people are prepared not to live in Dublin. In the country town I live in 45 minutes from the Red Cow there are over 100 houses for sale for less then €250k. There is another town 15-20 minutes from the Cow with 20 houses for sale for less then €250k. The housing crisis has been caused by incompetent planning and allowing multinationals create a technical ghetto in a place where people outside of Dublin can't easily get to, not by the EU
 

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The very stupid comments from the soccer pundit is where most of the problem with Brexit lies. Nit picking aside the simple fact is that all EU member States control 99% of their own economic domestic policy and laws. A cursory look at Britain's economic policy of the last 100 years has seen the decline of the north and midlands of England in favour of the south and with only the crumbs of economic development for Wales and Scotland. This was UK government policy and not EU. We also control our own policies and our problems are ours, created by us. We have more land per head than any other EU member State yet we allow so few to control land prices.
 

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So boris has 30 days to come up with an acceptable solution that they have failed to offer during the past three years. And brexiteers are claiming victory and a sign that the EU are faltering.........delusion is alive and well.
I think they are just realising what he said. The denials are coming out already.

It's like "The Thick of It" only worse
 

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So boris has 30 days to come up with an acceptable solution that they have failed to offer during the past three years. And brexiteers are claiming victory and a sign that the EU are faltering.........delusion is alive and well.
OK....here's how I think it may play out. Boris realised he was revving a Micra against the EU's British Racing Green, Ranger Rover (;)) in a game of Chicken. Merkel pulled a master stroke offering Boris a 30 day lifeline in public. This gives Boris a window to work some magic towards the end of which the UK will come up with something that may work in 2 years time. Queue the withdrawal phase until 2021 that was already agreed. In other words, the can may well be kicked down the road yet again....
 

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The very stupid comments from the soccer pundit is where most of the problem with Brexit lies. Nit picking aside the simple fact is that all EU member States control 99% of their own economic domestic policy and laws. A cursory look at Britain's economic policy of the last 100 years has seen the decline of the north and midlands of England in favour of the south and with only the crumbs of economic development for Wales and Scotland. This was UK government policy and not EU.
I think that's an extremely important point.
Brexit is a brilliant piece of misdirection by the Etonian old boys who those in the areas outside the South East should be angry with.
 
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