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Old 12-05-2017, 06:02 PM
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And if Northern Ireland went back to Ireland, would anyone in Great Britain miss it? After all, they already have Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man.
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Britain wouldn't miss it, but the Protestant Unionists in Northern Ireland would throw a fit. They're descended from British colonists and they're very proud of their British identity. They want to be part of Britain.
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Britain wouldn't miss it, but the Protestant Unionists in Northern Ireland would throw a fit. They're descended from British colonists and they're very proud of their British identity. They want to be part of Britain.
Crap. That is a problem. I assumed most Northern Irish were protestant Irish. Oh well, that's not gonna happen, I guess.
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About half of Northern Irish are Protestant. About half of Northern Irish are Catholic.
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Let me rephrase that - I assumed most of Northern Ireland were Irish. I didn't know how many British were living there. And I did know there were Catholic and Protestants up there as well, and all the trouble they had with the IRA. I guess that situation is never going to be completely settled.
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Whether the Northern Protestants are British or Irish or both is a big debating point.
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hypocritical bigots is what they are
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Well, I don't think we can go calling ethnic groups "hypocritical bigots" here, but certainly some of the political parties representing that group have shown their share of those traits. Such as the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party), the leading Protestant Unionist party up north. An Irish journalist earlier this year said of the DUP something like that their reaction to homosexuality was a night-long vigil with a clove of garlic and a pitchfork. When the last British election put the Conservative Party in government supported by the DUP, tons of British people Googled the DUP to find out what they were about and they were rather shocked by what they found. The DUP aren't... very popular. Their leader, Arlene Foster, has a bad rep over here in the free part of Ireland, too. She's not exactly friendly.
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Yeah, let's try not to be too harsh, but it's clear from what sum1 has said that the parties representing them are being that way. I was hoping that all this trouble in Northern Ireland was gonna end, but I heard there's a new IRA.
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There's always been splinter branches of the IRA or similar groups wanting to contnue the violence.
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Just what we need right now. Why can't the IRA go shoot at the ISIS guys or something?
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Well it's not like ISIS isn't encroaching on European areas and getting closer and closer to the UK, so I figure sooner or later those guys are gonna bump heads.
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nobody is going to be sorry if they take each other out
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Let's quit talking about terrorists and talk about something more cheerful. Like how it's been bloody cold recently.
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