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Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland tomorrow

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RuggerHug Mon 04-Feb-19 13:33:30

According to the journal. Anyone else think it's a bit too late to suddenly act as though Westminster cares about the North? I honestly don't think this'll make a difference or there'll be any realisation from them about how Brexit is mucking about with peoples lives.

@MNHQ If this should be in Brexit chat instead please move.

PositivelyPERF Mon 04-Feb-19 13:36:18

Nicevifvher to remember we exist. I hope she speaks to the real people and the bunch of hypocrites in power. She needs to met and speak to the people who have lost loved ones, throughout the troubles and explain how she’s going to prevent fucking up the relative peace we currently have.

PositivelyPERF Mon 04-Feb-19 13:36:54

Nice of her <spot the angry typing. 😁

RuggerHug Mon 04-Feb-19 15:06:25

It would, but what are the chances? She's delivering a speech(Oh goody) and they haven't confirmed if she'll visit the border or anyone there.

I could be wrong, but it seems like, fly into Belfast, repeat speech used before, leave, tick box 'pretended to give a shit'.

MrsTerryPratcett Mon 04-Feb-19 15:12:38

The BBC says 'meet business leaders' and 'give a speech'. Doesn't sound encouraging.

If I was a business leaders there, and I'm not, I would want some kind of special economic area status. It could make NI a fortune if it was handled properly but nothing is handled properly at the moment.

beanaseireann Mon 04-Feb-19 20:42:05

Will she visit the border ?

RuggerHug Mon 04-Feb-19 22:32:44

Based on what they've said so far apparently not beanaseireann. That might involve speaking to or,shock horror,listening to people there.

pinkground202 Tue 05-Feb-19 19:44:06

I heard Bertie Ahern on R4 this evening. I wouldn't have been a fan of his by any stretch but anyone who could negotiate a deal with Ian Paisley deserves credit.

He was talking about negotiating the GFA, how you reach agreement with so many divergent views and how important it is for everyone to be prepared to give something up to reach a compromise.

I think that is the huge problem in UK politics at the moment, TM and JC are stubborn ideologues who aren't prepared to give any ground for the greater good. Irish politicians are much better at this, possibly because of our tradition of coalitions?

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