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  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Well you said you were calling it a day several replies ago and kept going. I'm merely saying that although nationalists might act on incorrect perceptions of the GFA, they shouldn't, and the perceptions can be fixed, just as Brexiters'...
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    "Whether a hard-border is violation of the letter of GFA is not relevant; people's perceptions are, and wishing things were otherwise is futile." Amazing. I've acknowledged perceptions and the peace process from my first comment. Perceptions can be changed, that's...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    If by "irrelevant" you mean "unimportant", it can be as important as you want, it is not "relevant" to a discussion about Brexit, because the European Union and Council of Europe are completely different things....
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    1) You went on to say an invisible or frictionless border was implied. It wasn't. 2) I noticed the larger point about the "spirit" and public anger and discussed that, noting that both sides can do it. The parties to...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Support or oppose the ECHR as you like, this is a blog post about Brexit, isn't it?...
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    Sorry, but I think "committed to partnership, equality and mutual respect as the basis of relationships" somehow implying a lack of a hard border would essentially mean that any decision that any side in NI does not like could be...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    "by leaving the customs union they are free to diverge from EU standards and ditch both European Court oversight and the ECHR. Which AIUI are baked into the GFA — the EU is the guarantor." Although my point was about...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    I'm a Northern Irishman who voted Remain. I don't want a new recession. Please tell me why you think a hard border violates the Good Friday Agreement. Non-devolved matters are not subject to North-South cooperation (North-South Ministerial Council), and that...
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