Do you know what I'd find very f**king refreshing from one of our former prime ministers, if just one of the spineless cu*ts could condemn the EU for trying to split up the UK, seriously why is no one criticising the EU for behaving like bullies in this negotiation.
The more the EU keeps pushing the more likely they don't get their £40bn, and if they don't get their $40bn then they are really really fu**ed, far more than the UK will be under WTO.
There's only one institution in this whole process that is trying to split up the UK and that is the UK government itself. Time and time again, before the referendum and after it, it was warned that a leave vote would threaten the status of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic and further warned when the decision was taken by Theresa May last year to pursue a hard Brexit which would take us out of the relevant institutions that would have prevented such a scandal from taking place. The incandescent rage displayed by Theresa May this afternoon over the EU draft only serves to heighten the surreal lack of capability, knowledge and foresight she and the rest of them have displayed.
It speaks volumes about the Brexiteers that an issue as delicate and as blood stained as Northern Ireland could be so irrelevant when it came to the consequences of voting leave. 'Nevermind' the Brexit evangelists say 'we'll just blame the EU, the ROI and failing that the 'Bremoaners'. True to form, that is exactly what they have done today. Brexiteers and only the Brexiteers have chosen to tear up the Good Friday Agreement, seeing it as nothing more than a piece of scrap paper. That said when trying to view it from a Brexit process the GFA is easily dismissed when delusions over Britain's supposed gained power after leaving the EU is tantamount to believing in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, delusions so strong that even at this stage such fairy tales are still believed.
Far from acting like bullies, the EU have merely acted in the best interests of those across Ireland (who did NOT choose to be in this situation) and the north (which voted, quite confidently, to remain), recognising the pained history and sheer political effort it took to get to the Good Friday Agreement and beyond. To not believe that would be to hold Ireland in complete contempt which isn't surprising seeing as contempt and division (along with an infinite supply of denial) is what spurs the Brexit movement along.
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