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Old 07-29-2019, 08:50 AM
Dr. Drake is offline
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Originally Posted by GreenWyvern View Post
No, joining the EU cannot be done instantly. It's a long and complex process.

The only way it could be done reasonably quickly would be for NI to give up its own government and become part of the Republic of Ireland. And there is absolutely no way they will ever do that.
"No way" seems to ignore that some of the people of Northern Ireland have been pushing quite hard to do exactly that since the partition.

It's unlikely, but it's more likely than it's been since 1609. I don't think that's an exaggeration. And that fact, assuming it's correct, is going to be a strong impetus to those who have been working towards it by fair means and / or by foul.