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Varadkar and May say there is now a basis for a deal to reinstate power-sharing
Mrs May said the meetings with the five chieftains at Stormont had been "full and frank".
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cultural matters to be embraced in three separate bills ... same sex legislation [TABLED] ... Arlene Foster must step aside [TABLED] ...  Historical Investigations Unit to inquire into Troubles-related killing and a separate Independent Commission on Information Retrieval
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If the deal is confirmed this week it could take towards the end of the month before the Executive and Assembly are reinstated as legislation to restore Stormont first must be passed at Westminster [!] which is in recess until Tuesday week, February 20th.

Alrighty then. Everything homey but ...
May says there is 'basis for an agreement' at Stormont
a comprehensive free-trade and customs arrangement involving Britain and Ireland, and said both governments have an agreement to work together at a sufficient level to explore how that can be achieved over the coming weeks and months.

The progress of parties concerned is conditional on good behavior amirite.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Feb 12th, 2018 at 08:35:36 PM EST
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too little too late. I believe Barnier has just rendered the DUP's involvement in this process obslolete

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Feb 12th, 2018 at 08:55:11 PM EST
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DUP is no concern of EU.

DUP is no concern of Tory gov. I said that last November after the Withdrawal/Repeal passing. DUP is replaceable.

NI gov requires domestication as does Tory gov. I shouldn't be surprised if Arlene keeps a Unionist, seven kinds of automatic rifle, ordinance and ammo under her bed. I shouldn't be surprised if the EU27 expects Davis to lie about his mother. The first step then for any "Irish" remainers and their craven Tory allies is to demo creditable "North-South-East-West" cooperation for EU dispensation.

Basic carrot.

You didn't answer my question: Who will be the likely invisible border patrol?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Feb 12th, 2018 at 10:04:04 PM EST
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Here's how Independent.co.uk "front page" headlines cover Stormont meeting of the five tribes last week.

Northern Ireland talks latest: How did power-sharing at Stormont collapse and what would a new DUP-Sinn Fein deal look like?

Theresa May's visit to Northern Ireland described as `distraction' by Arlene Foster

because misery loves company, no?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Feb 14th, 2018 at 01:11:07 AM EST
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A very complicated matter: Pretty sure I've seen this act a few times before.
DUP will not sign off on stand-alone Irish Language Act
In an interview with the Press Association, the DUP leader again insisted her party would not sign off on the stand-alone act - a key Sinn Féin demand throughout the 13-month impasse. She also ruled out any laws that would require bilingual [!!] road signs in Northern Ireland; compulsory teaching of Irish [!!!] in schools; or quotas [!*&!$!!] of Irish language speakers within the civil service.
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"I am the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party so therefore I will be the person that's put forward by the party to be first minister," she said.

Famous last words.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Feb 14th, 2018 at 01:39:34 AM EST
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I knew I'd seen that act somewhere before!
School-Segregation Effort in Alabama Reversed at 11th Circuit

So. Who rules Northern Ireland?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Feb 15th, 2018 at 08:36:29 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Feb 15th, 2018 at 10:39:27 PM EST
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