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    Heard the fishermen's rep say that, while the decision will affect Irish boats, it is an indication of worse to come. If the Brits re-apply their 200 mile economic zone after brexit then large sections of our fishing will be buggered. Of course, the Brits will have to police their zone.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrym View Post
    Heard the fishermen's rep say that, while the decision will affect Irish boats, it is an indication of worse to come. If the Brits re-apply their 200 mile economic zone after brexit then large sections of our fishing will be buggered. Of course, the Brits will have to police their zone.....
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    I heard an RTE news journalist express amazement at the idea (spelled out in an economic report) that Ireland would suffer more than the U.K. from Brexit.

    It seems very likely that the Irish establishment are as oblivious and as much in denial about the impacts on Ireland of Brexit as they were back in the 2000s of the impending property crash.

    Fine Gael will be happy to leave it all in the hands of Merkel and May - only problem being that Ireland is NOWHERE in their priorities. From today's IT.

    Britain’s Home Office, the government department responsible for border control and immigration, has admitted it has not consulted any external experts on the effect of Brexit on the Irish Border.
    The Border, and the wider implications for the Republic of Britain’s exit from the European Union, is one of the three points of negotiation between the EU and UK government (the others are free movement of people and the amount of money Britain will owe the union after the divorce).

    Each needs to be settled before the EU will entertain negotiating a trade deal with the UK outside the union.
    Despite the border being a key issue in negotiations, the Home Office has not sought any advice from experts on the potential impact of Brexit on Irish citizens living in Britain or Northern Ireland.
    The Home Office’s admission – made in response to a Freedom of Information Act request lodged by the investigative website theferret.scot – has been described as “shocking” by experts on both sides of the Border.

    SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused the British government of “leaving us behind” and called on the Irish Government to “stand up” for the interests of northern nationalists.

    While the Border is one of the three main issues to be negotiated, both the British and Irish governments have insisted that the Common Travel Area will remain in place after Brexit and that disruption to Irish citizens will be minimal.

    But concerns have been raised that Brexit could throw up unexpected problems around the Border and the status of Irish citizens in Britain, particularly if the UK adopts a different immigration policy to the rest of the European Union. More than 380,000 Irish-born people live in Britain.
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    It is remarkable how little has been said about what I think may be one of the most significant long term impacts of the Brexit vote, (regardless of whether Brexit actually goes ahead or not). I refer to Sinn Féin's complete change in attitude to the EU.

    http://www.politicalworld.org/showth...205#post466205
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