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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Y'all won't be getting crumbs...not when the countries in the EU find they have to go through GB to sell their products to the US. Y'all will be getting a big piece of that action. More than you got from the EU alone.

    This is how it'll work:
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    Canada and Mexico would have a say in the UK joining Nafta 2. The US does not just get to declare it. The US can enter a trade agreement with UK but the goods and services would only be tariff free when going to the US, not to Canada or Mexico. Canada right now has a FTA with the EU, the goods that are imported into Canada from the EU, if re-exported to the US are not tariff free
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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpel View Post
    The United Kingdom seems set to leave the EU.
    I won't comment on that ....

    I have another thought or question:
    Should Scotland ever leave the United Kingdon, what will the new name be then?
    Just Kingdom (K)?

    England.

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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpel View Post
    You speak of Northern Ireland I think, not of Northern Iceland - or whatever.
    Who will give it?
    Or will the Republic just take it?
    Sinn Fein will take it by violence.

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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Yugoslavia seems to be a happier place since it broke up.

    So maybe the United Kingdom would a happier place, too, if there were several independent nations: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland (unless it unites with Ireland to the south).

    Some people (including me) predict that sometime in the distant future, a "certain" country that we all know very well may also decide on a (peaceful!) division.

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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    Sinn Fein will take it by violence.
    Sinn Fein is not a militarist organization. It is a political party.








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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    FYI

    Canada and Mexico would have a say in the UK joining Nafta 2. The US does not just get to declare it. The US can enter a trade agreement with UK but the goods and services would only be tariff free when going to the US, not to Canada or Mexico. Canada right now has a FTA with the EU, the goods that are imported into Canada from the EU, if re-exported to the US are not tariff free
    ???

    Dude...I said nothing about "Nafta 2", Canada or Mexico. All of that is irrelevant to what I said about a trade agreement between US and GB.

    And I certainly made no comment about GB joining the USMCA.

    So...what the **** are you blathering about?
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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    ???

    Dude...I said nothing about "Nafta 2", Canada or Mexico. All of that is irrelevant to what I said about a trade agreement between US and GB.

    And I certainly made no comment about GB joining the USMCA.

    So...what the **** are you blathering about?
    Dude

    Did you read the quote YOU POSTED?

    How about read it now and see how it mentions NAFTA2


    But that’s the limit of what the EU will be able to do….

    Meaning, the EU cannot stop the UK from entering a trade deal with North America (think USMCA); and there’s a very visible likelihood President Trump is constructing a U.S-U.K trade agreement with that in mind.

    Meaning the U.K. could have preferential access to North America; and USMCA countries (Mexico, U.S. and Canada) will in turn have preferential trade treatment with the U.K.

    This is important. The EU will not be able to influence the U.S-U.K. trade agreement beyond imposing tariffs and restrictions on Britain as punishment. This is where the importance of Donald Trump comes in.

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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Dude

    Did you read the quote YOU POSTED?

    How about read it now and see how it mentions NAFTA2
    LOL!!

    Well then, perhaps you should have been talking to THAT guy...not me, since I made a completely different point.

    You are dismissed. (see my sig)
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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Y'all won't be getting crumbs...not when the countries in the EU find they have to go through GB to sell their products to the US. Y'all will be getting a big piece of that action. More than you got from the EU alone.

    This is how it'll work:
    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    LOL!!

    Well then, perhaps you should have been talking to THAT guy...not me, since I made a completely different point.

    You are dismissed. (see my sig)

    You say this is how it will work, then post the article which I quoted a part of.

    That generally indicates that you support what was said in the article which you posted. The part I quoted was direct from what you posted.


    Or you did not read what you posted, or did not understand it.
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    Re: A new name for the United Kingdom (UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpel View Post
    As it is said in a rebel song:

    "This Ireland of ours has too long been half free.
    Six counties lie under John Bull's tyranny. "

    Irish Song Lyrics - Patriot Game
    Billy Reed was the first rebel to kill a British soldier during the 'Troubles' he's been lionized in song by those
    desiring a United Ireland. "The Ballad of Billy Reed'
    along with 'Sean South from Garryowen' are my favorites of the many great Irish rebel anti-British war ballads.

    Billy Reed

    I'll sing you a song, of a terrible wrong
    When the flags all flew at half mast
    Well the man he lay dead, he was riddled with lead
    And he died on the streets of Belfast

    CHORUS O the radio said, ‘there's another shot dead
    And he died with a gun in his hand
    But they never say why, Billy Reed had to die
    For he died to free Ireland

    It happened one day when the bold I.R.A.
    Went out to fight for their land
    With an old Thompson gun with the troops on the run
    And return to their homes was the plan.

    O the radio said, ‘there's another shot dead
    And he died with a gun in his hand
    But they never say why, Billy Reed had to die
    For he died to free Ireland

    While returning the guns
    Billy met with British Huns
    And When the fight had begun
    His position was dire, when his gun wouldn’t fire
    So he died with that old Thompson gun.

    O the radio said, ‘there's another shot dead
    And he died with a gun in his hand
    But they never say why, Billy Reed had to die
    For he died to free Ireland

    Although he lay dead, he was kicked in the head
    By the hair they dragged him around
    For they still feared him yet and will never forget
    How young Billy Reed stood his ground.

    O the radio said, ‘there's another shot dead
    And he died with a gun in his hand
    But they never say why, Billy Reed had to die
    For he died to free Ireland

    If you think he was right,
    come join in the fight
    Come fight to free our land
    For the blood that he shed,
    although he lies dead
    In our hearts his memory will cry.

    O the radio said, ‘there's another shot dead
    And he died with a gun in his hand
    But they never say why, Billy Reed had to die
    For he died to free Ireland

    The census reveals 48% of the resident population are either Protestant or brought up Protestant, a drop of 5% from the 2001 census.
    45% of the resident population are either Catholic or brought up Catholic, an increase of 1%. 7% say they either belong to another
    religion or none. My feeling is Northern Ireland will remain Unionist, he real hatred during the Troubles has subsided.
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