https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2023/06/01/how-wo… britons less attached to NI than gibralter or falklands There was an article in the Guardian the other week which had interesting point about who the NI loyalists are actually now loyal to. England (apparently indifferent), Scotland (we all except clergs and her folk hate the orange tw@ts), instead it's a nebulous concept of britishness that seems to exist only in small pockets of ulster. It would be sad if they weren't such massive bellends. 1 Vote up! There was an article in the Guardian the other week which had interesting point about who the NI loyalists are actually now loyal to. Linfield and Rangers. 0 Vote up! I suspect a lot are wedded to the cushy little arrangement they have where they benefit from their closeness to both the UK and Ireland and get well funded while they play childish playground politics. 0 Vote up! smalik there incapable of any sort of analysis that doesn't involve weird footbally sectarianism oh WHY can't lovely innocent Scotland fly FREE 0 Vote up! Tough on the causes of the DUP? 1 Vote up! I was recently told: Economically, the largest market for NI is GB by a HUGE margin. So trading across a border that breaches the UK Act of Union is unwise (read idiotic). Getting items from GB (UK internal market once governed by the Act of Union), is far more costly ....putting NI at massive disadvantage, compared to the other UK nations. Moreover, when EU laws diverge from GB laws ( Brexit benefit) .... Then NI producers will be forced to abide by the EU rules ...... and further impact competitiveness and ability to trade with their largest customer base. Diversion of trade was supposed to be a key issue that would trigger the NI Protocol Article 16.....but has never been used, but should have been, according to the 'rules'. There are a small number of low value industries that will continue to operate the same as when the UK was in the EU...... but that will not compensate for the GB trade impact and additional costs forced upon everyone in NI. Your take on this, fine people of ROF? 0 Vote up! brexit was a fcking stupid move particularly with regard to the situation in northern ireland indeed with respect to the DUP's embrace of it and johnson et al are english populists (or represented an english populist view point) who wanted an english brexit above all else, including the union 3 Vote up! I bet they barely thought about it tbh. Certainly never gave a toss. 0 Vote up! tough on the causes of the DUP I’d vote for it 1 Vote up! i have zero sympathy 4 the northern irish taliban they got in2 bed with the tozzas, so pls dl 1 Vote up! Clergs did you go to Gordy Brown's save the union speech at Central Hall last night? 0 Vote up! NI is one big housing estate isn’t it? Give it back to Ireland. 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!