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GERRY SAYS…

By David Vance On March 20th, 2017

This is hilarious.

Gerry Adams has called on Taoiseach (PM) Enda Kenny to stand up for Ireland’s “national interests” ahead of the UK triggering the Brexit process. Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving.

Sinn Féin leader Mr Adams said Mr Kenny must work to secure special designated status for Northern Ireland within the EU.

I heard Leanne Woods, the leader of the Welsh Nationalist Party Plaid Cymru, say that Wales must also have “special status”. And, of course, Scottish Nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon has also insisted that Scotland must also get special status!

What joy! Brexit is causing little Nationalists to have one giant hissy fit. They can see what lies in store and it terrifies them. The United Kingdom is leaving the EU and there is NOTHING they can do to stop it.

14 Responses to “GERRY SAYS…”

  1. He who laughs last laughs longest.

    I’d wait to see what effect the Brexit democratic deficit has on the future of the UK before Brit nationalists like yourself engage in any schadenfreude.

  2. NI, Scotland and Wales already have a special status. They’re constituent parts of the soon to be sovereign, independent United Kingdom.

    You don’t get more special than that.

  3. As I said Pete, see what way the fact of England, a country with ten times the population of Scotland and around thirty times that of the state of NI forcing the Scots and the Irish to leave the EU works out for the UK dynamic before starting with the arrogance.

  4. forcing the Scots and the Irish to leave the EU

    “Shepherding our compatriots to sunny uplands.”

  5. We’ll see…….

  6. Paul –

    No-one was complaining when the Jocks were imposing a Labour government on the English people. That’s because we recognised that General Elections are UK-wide.

    So we had a UK-wide referendum, and the people of the UK voted to leave the EU. Some Leavers are in Scotland and NI too, but they clearly don’t count.

  7. The ties of family and maybe business between Scotland, NI or Wales and England will always be vastly greater than between any of those places and the continent.

  8. Well they’re complaining now Pete so just let’s see how it plays out before your start rubbing salt.

  9. Martin McGuinness dead

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0321/861287-martin-mcguinness-death/

  10. The EU is toxic. The Express reports that

    EUROPEAN Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker said punishing the UK over Brexit negotiations would make sure no other countries want to leave the bloc.

    Mr Juncker said such a brutal move would ensure the survival of the EU.

    Meanwhile, somebody is waging a real war on drugs, and the EU is concerned:

    http://news.sky.com/story/philippines-leader-duterte-attacks-eu-crazies-over-drugs-war-criticism-10808661

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has delivered an expletive filled rebuke to European politicians after they condemned his deadly drugs war.

    In a late-night speech in Myanmar on Sunday, he said: “I don’t get these crazies.

    “Why are you trying to impose on us? Why don’t you mind your own business?

    “Why do you have to f*** with us, God damn it.”

    Since taking office last year, Mr Duterte has led a brutal campaign to eradicate illegal drugs in the Philippines, which has left more than 7,000 people dead.

  11. Duterte has led a campaign where many have been summarily executed without even the semblance of a trial of any kind.

    It will be a certainty that innoecent people have been killed under such a process.

  12. Phantom – it’s none of the EU’s business. Does Duterte kick-off on the crime stats in Germany and France, where polls now tell us that natives feel unsafe?

  13. “No-one was complaining when the Jocks were imposing a Labour government on the English people. That’s because we recognised that General Elections are UK-wide.”

    Except that has rarely happened (while the opposite is quite common).

    1950 – England elected a hung Parliament with the Conservatives as the largest party, while the overall result was a Labour victory;
    1951 – Scotland elected a hung Parliament with Labour as the largest party, while the overall result was a Conservative victory;
    1951 – Scotland elected a hung Parliament with Labour as the largest party, while the overall result was a Conservative victory;
    1959 – Scotland elected a Labour Parliament, while the overall result was a Conservative victory;
    1964 – England elected a Conservative Parliament, while the overall result was a Labour victory;
    1970 – Scotland elected a Labour Parliament, while the overall result was a Conservative victory;
    1974 (Feb) – England elected a Conservaitve Parliament, while the overall result was a hung Parliament with Labour as the largest party;
    1979 – Scotland elected a Labour Parliament, while the overall result was a Conservative victory;
    1983 – Scotland elected a Labour Parliament, while the overall result was a Conservative victory;
    1987 – Scotland elected a Labour Parliament, while the overall result was a Conservative victory;
    1992 – Scotland elected a Labour Parliament, while the overall result was a Conservative victory;
    2010 – England elected a Conserviatve Parliament, Scotland elected a Labour Parliament, while the overall result was a hung Parliament with the Conservatives as the largest party;
    2015 – Scotland elected a Nationalist Parliament, while the overall result was a Conservative victory.

    So England have not had a Labour Prime Minister imposed on them by Scotland (or anywhere else) since 1974, and only three times in history, while in six of the last nine general elections England have imposed a Conservative Prime Minister on Scotland.

    In 1945 the Tories took 33% of the seats outside of England. It rose to 44% in 1955. It is now 10%, and was 0% in 1997. The major change has been that the Tories (the so called Unionists) have burned almost every bridge they have outside of England and are now governing solely in the interests of England. The worst Labour have ever done in England is 28% of the seats. They won 39% of the seats in England in the last election. And even in the three times a Labour government have been elected without a majority in England they have won just 50% in the first, 42% & 46% of the seats. So Labour have to campaign and consider the issues England face, they can’t ignore them.

    It’s an apples and orange situation.

  14. Marvellous work, Seamus, and very well argued.

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