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Democracy? What kind of democracy is this?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bobby Dazzler, 22 Feb 2021.

  1. Notch7

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    Brexers never stop whining about the EU
     
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  3. Bobby Dazzler

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    I'm not sure whether you've been subjected to typical twisting propaganda of a political party in NI, or you genuinely do not understand the Good Friday Agreement. But you are wrong. The specific requirement has not been formulated:

    How would a border poll be held in Northern Ireland?
    As part of the Good Friday Agreement, an explicit provision for holding a Northern Ireland border poll was made in UK law. The Northern Ireland Act 1998 states that “if at any time it appears likely to him that a majority of those voting would express a wish that Northern Ireland should cease to be part of the United Kingdom and form part of a united Ireland”, the Secretary of State shall make an Order in Council enabling a border poll.

    It is not clear exactly what would satisfy this requirement. The Constitution Unit suggests that a consistent majority in opinion polls, a Catholic majority in a census, a nationalist majority in the Northern Ireland Assembly, or a vote by a majority in the Assembly could all be considered evidence of majority support for a united Ireland. However, the Secretary of State must ultimately decide whether the condition has been met.
    https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainers/irish-reunification




    Sorry, Vinty, but you're wrong again. For sure, some legislation requires the support of the majority of the both Unionist and Nationalist factions (not Parties, not communities.). But most legislation is passed on a simple majority.
    Most decisions of the Assembly are taken by a simple majority vote. However, certain key decisions such as approval of the budget must have cross-community support. Cross-community support is defined in law as the support of the majority voting, a majority of those designated nationalist voting and a majority of those designated unionist voting.
    https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/article...bly is,meets at Parliament Buildings, Belfast.​
     
  4. Bobby Dazzler

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    Varadkar used the photograph to show how far Ireland (N and S) had come in the peace process. He compared the situation of before the GFA and since.
    He used it to show important the GFA is, and that it must not be sacrificed in the pursuit of Brexit.
    Wouldn't you agree with him on that? That the GFA must not be risked in the pursuit of Brexit?
     
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    Rampant xenophobia.
    You keep leaving your little piles of poo at every opportunity.
    It's called scatophilia.


    What makes you think this?


    Which resulted in a landslide victory for the Tories. So withdrawal from EEC not popular then? Even though they said they would formulate a plan.
     
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    It wouldn't be annexation, it would be reunification.

    Why is your anger directed against Ireland? Did Ireland want Brexit? Did Ireland vote in the referendum? Did Ireland want the NI Protocol?
    I suggest you direct your angst in the right direction.
    You're verging on the threat of violence again.
     
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    Your piles of pooh are huge.It is called Verbose Dazzler scatophilia.
     
  8. Bobby Dazzler

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    My apologies for posting comments way above your intellectual level.
    I have no intention of sinking to your level. I will take the trouble to explain carefully any issues that you're struggling with. But as soon as you display your intention to keep your mind firmly closed, my patience will be exhausted.
    Enjoy your day.
     
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    Accepted...you mistake verbosity with intellectuality...common in the teaching profession.
     
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    Nor me to yours.
     
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    Talk to the hand.
     
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    Are you colour blind?
     
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    But but...

    If a referendum were to take place about 'leaving a union', and the result didn't go your way would you STFU?

    After all that's what brexiteers are telling remainers to do...

    And you obviously don't have a clue as to the meaning of 'annexation' :rolleyes:
     
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    No...we would fekin bleat on for 4 years for another!
     
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    That's exactly what I've been trying to tell you! Although I don't suppose you appreciate the significance of your comment.
    It means you want me to talk to your hand because your ears aren't listening, your mind is closed and you refuse to even consider an alternative viewpoint. That's what I've been trying to tell you! But you won't accept it. That's because your ears and your mind is slammed shut.
     
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    I do not have a great deal of tolerance with overly verbose people, invariably they are also pompous, arrogant, over bearing, full of their own importance and v very patronising.
     
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