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A week old, but it’s from our Andrew

By Patrick Van Roy On October 17th, 2019

A little late on this post, but I haven’t spoken with Andrew in awhile…. for your enjoyment a guest post.

 

ANSCHLUSS – THE SEQUEL

 

There you have it, good people. Yesterday it was laid cold, hard and bare. Any pretence that the EU’s envisaged backstop for Northern Ireland was anything other than a shameful land-grab of UK sovereign territory disappeared like a straw in the wind. Germany annexed Austria to its territory in March 1938 under the Anschluss operation. It now seeks to do similar with a part of the United Kingdom where pro-British passions run most deep. Nigel Farage told me yesterday there was no direct comparison. He’s right, there isn’t. But the principle is exactly the same. And Angela Merkel’s stunning ignorance of the UK’s constitutional order has brought any prospect of an agreed Brexit to almost 0%

Let’s be candid and say Germany isn’t a country known for treading lightly in delicate international territorial matters. Having unilaterally recognised in the independence of Croatia in 1991 (against advice from significant quarters in global politics), it precipitated the bloody Balkan conflict which engulfed the peninsula for the better part of a decade. The EU as a whole suffered massive reputational damage during that conflict by engaging with blood-soaked warlords. Here it is again, attempting to wrench Northern Ireland away from the UK – a move guaranteed to cause massive instability should any British government be stupid enough to contemplate it.

For what? The EU has bought into Dublin’s false assertion that there is something sacrosanct about the ‘all-island economy’. There isn’t. And why? Because its largely a myth, that’s why. Yes, trade does take place across the border just as it takes place across hundreds of borders between adjoining jurisdictions. However, Northern Ireland buys six times more goods from Great Britain than it buys from the Republic. It sells four times more to the mainland than it sells south to the Irish state. Whether it be in terms of public expenditure, economic underpinning or trade dependency, the province is utterly reliant on the rest of the Kingdom and no amount of Sinn Fein-funded studies, reports by sympathetic academics or clickbait enunciations by Fianna Fail senatorial nobodies can alter that fact.

The current backstop permanently entraps a part of the UK within the EU’s legal order. It denies the voters of Northern Ireland a say on any rules it would have to apply, and makes the entrapment permanent. All this nonsense about its temporary nature and alternative arrangements provided a comfort blanket to those naive of the Union’s real intentions. The European Union and its Dublin attack hounds seek a constitutional arrangement no democratic country with a serious attitude to national sovereignty could endorse. Barnier, Varadkar et al tell us their aim is the ‘presevation of peace on the island of Ireland’. What, by pretending Unionists don’t exist?! Let me tell them that, should their mendacious scheme come to fruition (which it won’t), they’re likely to preside over the biggest outpouring of Unionist civil unrest since the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

27 Responses to “A week old, but it’s from our Andrew”

  1. //It denies the voters of Northern Ireland a say on any rules it would have to apply, and makes the entrapment permanent.//

    And that is all supported by DUP-friend Jacob Rees-Mogg, and Michael Gove, and no doubt HM The Queen.

    Is there anyone left in Britain for NI Unionists to be loyal to?

  2. News flash

    The voters of Northern Ireland voted to stay in the EU completely!

    Its you Brexit guys who want to deny their wishes.

  3. Disagree, there has to be a border somewhere , better down the irish sea that on mainland ireland. Even the tories can see that. Johnson and his team are more pragmatic than ideological , and it looks like its a runner , everyone happy bar the usual Nay-Sayers.
    Welcome to Brexit realpoltick Andrew.

  4. Let me tell them that, should their mendacious scheme come to fruition (which it won’t), they’re likely to preside over the biggest outpouring of Unionist civil unrest since the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

    Hilarious. Some bloke in Yorkshire making thinly veiled threats of violence by British unionists in Ireland.

    They are endorsing VIOLENCE no matter what their words say

    These cultists are giving the Green Flag to their braindead followers to go do civil disobedience…. In today’s society that is ANTIFA, rioting and destroying public and personal property.

    Whoops, who said that?

  5. Will the ” unionists ” be smashing cars and attacking police officers in the name of the UK?

    Can you remind me who these guys are loyal to, again?

  6. They are endorsing VIOLENCE no matter what their words say

    These cultists are giving the Green Flag to their braindead followers to go do civil disobedience…. In today’s society that is ANTIFA, rioting and destroying public and personal property.

    I did McCann didn’t

  7. lol paul/phantom

    Andrew lets be generous and say its your first draft and you’re out of practise
    Now ya need to go put some lipstick on that pig son

  8. These guys are always crying about something

  9. That’s well said by Andrew McCann.

    The voters of Northern Ireland voted to stay in the EU completely!

    Northern Island isn’t in the EU. The UK is in the EU. There is no NI constituency here.

    Why is every day remedial day with you people?

  10. Here, I think that Andrew and Pete ( who don’t live in NI ) aren’t respecting the wishes of the Northern Ireland citizenry.

    So quick, let’s burn some tires.

  11. Phantom –

    The Northern Island citizenry are British subjects, their country the UK. Their country voted to leave the EU.

    Why do you find this hard to comprehend?

  12. T

  13. Some of them are loyal to the UK.

    And the majority of them, from all sides, voted both for the GFA and to stay in the EU.

    So, don’t disrespect the people that you guys claim to represent.

  14. Every four years (or eight if the mechanisms have cross community support) the Northern Ireland Assembly has a right to exit them. So Northern Ireland has a say. Pete just won’t like their answer.

  15. I like the veiled threat of violence from a resident of England.

    That’s quite excellent.

  16. Phantom –

    You seriously expect 17.4 million voters to be denied because some people in NI preferred to stay in the EU?

    You have no idea what this is about.

  17. Britain is leaving. The 17.4 million is being fulfilled.

  18. I’m not asking for Northern Ireland to stay in the EU. That would be an illogical position. That couldn’t happen.

    But I will say that

    The GFA is more important than Brexit we all agree, so you guys should make all the concessions as respect to that.

    And the majority of NI residents who wanted to stay in the EU will likely not be overly upset about a border in the middle of the Irish Sea.

    The complaining re NI comes from non residents of NI. You guys may be well out of touch as to what the locals think.

  19. I did McCann didn’t

    I know you did so you also agree that Andrew McCann is:

    …..endorsing VIOLENCE no matter what their words say

    And

    ….giving the Green Flag to their braindead followers to go do civil disobedience…. In today’s society that is ANTIFA, rioting and destroying public and personal property.

    Just like the scientists who aligned themselves with the XR campaign? (except in this case it really is a thinly veiled threat of violence).

    You seriously expect 17.4 million voters to be denied because some people in NI preferred to stay in the EU?

    No Pete, I expect that Britain will leave (as per Brexit as opposed to UKexit) and that British unionists in Ireland wil be thrown under the Brexit bus as has always been predicted by the non partisan here.

  20. Elements of unionism have always threatened violence when they don’t get their way – it’s why Northern Ireland exists.

    Andrew is simply following a long tradition of belligerent, foot-stomping terrorism.

  21. Say it aint so Reg.

    Professional angry bloke with a persecution complex, (and former Red Hand Commando gun man), Jim ‘themmuns’ Wilson on TV last night:

    https://twitter.com/StephenNolan/status/1184594258180919298

  22. There will be no Unionist physical reaction. I bet 99 % of all people in Northern Ireland from both communities are perfectly relaxed about this deal.

  23. I’ll bet Andrew McCann is raising an army as we speak Colm.

  24. To pretend Germany is acting with the same spirit of the 1930s is wrong on two fronts 1) factually it is absurd and 2) if it was true Allan would have been voicing his support long ago.

  25. NEIN

    The EU is the EUSSR and Nazi Germany at the same time.

    I know this because some blog said so.

  26. am I still banned here by David for calling Allan out on his national socialist sympathies?

  27. don’t know….. ? Bernard…. play nice and see.