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English police could patrol in Northern Ireland.

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RuggerHug Sat 24-Aug-19 21:59:03

Well this seems well thought out, what could possibly go wrong. Idiots.

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bellinisurge Sat 24-Aug-19 22:20:54

Jesus. I have a family member in Police Scotland. How fucking stupid are they? A quick look at the history books will show them that British troops were sent in to protect the minority population in NI. And it quickly went to shit.

Apileofballyhoo Sat 24-Aug-19 22:23:17

Oh sweet Jesus.

GloriousMystery Sat 24-Aug-19 22:25:35

Indeed. Mind you, it was first reported back in January — the PSNI put out a call for riot-trained police from other forces when Brexit was supposed to be at the end of March.

RuggerHug Sat 24-Aug-19 22:27:25

Honesty felt physically sick reading it. Who the fuck thought this was a good idea to even suggest out loud, let alone put in place?

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Jason118 Sat 24-Aug-19 22:28:56

Oh my fucking Jesus Christ in heaven have we learnt fuck all?

Greatnorthwoods Sat 24-Aug-19 22:30:13

Sooo that’s just guaranteed the deaths of multiple police officers.

chomalungma Sat 24-Aug-19 23:13:18

I'm guessing Northern Ireland history isn't a strong point of the Conservative party.

EL8888 Sat 24-Aug-19 23:14:19

Wow. A new level of stupidity has been reached. Why would that ever work or make sense?!

Wildorchidz Sat 24-Aug-19 23:16:44

August 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of violence in NI that triggered 30 years of bloodshed.
It’s sickening to think that 50 years later that violence may be revisited on the people of NI.
I doubt Leavers care.

BackInTime Sat 24-Aug-19 23:48:47

They don't care about NI or what happens to the people there, they don't care about police or their families or who gets killed - all they want is to get on with their Brexit.

whymewhynow Sat 24-Aug-19 23:53:24

God help us, it's like they want a bloodbath.

timshelthechoice Sun 25-Aug-19 00:01:39

How is this going to work when Police Scotland's budget has been slashed and they may have to cut 700 jobs? Plus, I can imagine a good many of them might resign rather than patrolling over there.

But then, leavers and the Conservative party do not give a gram of fuck about NI, anyway.

timshelthechoice Sun 25-Aug-19 00:03:47

I mean, listen to B(l)oJo(b) - 'Don't be the Europe that caused no deal'. This wanker fully intends to blame the EU for every bit of this fucking mess and the sheeple will fall for it.

GCAcademic Sun 25-Aug-19 00:07:00

I'm guessing Northern Ireland history isn't a strong point of the Conservative party.

For a party that lives in the past, they are remarkably ignorant of it,

BackInTime Sun 25-Aug-19 00:11:09

Even the mention of this being a possibility is dangerous territory. Do these people realise that they are dealing with a very fragile situation that could lead to a return to violence and death? Make them patrol the borderangry

Peregrina Sun 25-Aug-19 00:17:44

English Border Police? Seems like the Times has problems with knowing which country is which:

Under contingency plans, around 300 Scottish police would be deployed to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) as a preliminary step.

bellinisurge Sun 25-Aug-19 07:31:06

I thought that @Peregrina .

I have family in Police Scotland. Irish Catholic descent like me. And, because they have sensible adults in their background who just fall in love and live their lives m, they also have Orangemen in their heritage. Scotland has its share of religious and ethnic complications which used to be played out in football but even that has grown up a bit. Absolutely ridiculous to put any mainland law enforcement officers on the streets of NI, particularly from Police Scotland where some of the ethnic and religious problems in NI are buried a little deeper but not too much deeper.

RuggerHug Sun 25-Aug-19 07:58:29

I copped that too peregrina but I think I was so dumbstruck I didn't think to put it in the OP.

Maybe their plan is the 700, you can have your job back, isn't that great, all you have to do is hop on this boat to Belfast like a good little worker.


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FractalChaos Sun 25-Aug-19 07:59:16

As a non British, I would love some background on this. Does anyone have links re why this is a bad idea please? Rather than me just randomly googling!!

WhatchaMaCalllit Sun 25-Aug-19 08:01:09

Just google "The Troubles" @FractalChaos

PersonaNonGarter Sun 25-Aug-19 08:04:24


This is newspapers selling newspapers.

Motheroffourdragons Sun 25-Aug-19 08:05:21

Absolutely appalling on so many levels.

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Sun 25-Aug-19 08:07:59

I live 3 miles from the border. The locals here grew up with bombs and guns and violence as the norm. You knew which locals were involved in certain organisations, or that your neighbour had a stash of guns hidden. You kept your mouth shut.

I don't want my children growing up in that.

chomalungma Sun 25-Aug-19 08:08:23

Does anyone have links re why this is a bad idea please? Rather than me just randomly googling

Back in the 1960s, the British Army was sent in to NI to help protect the police there. It's the 50th anniversary of them being sent in.

They became a target and tit escalated.

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