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I don't thing Ireland would have any difficulty with a proposal that any backstop would require some kind of "democratic consent" in N. Ireland. After all N. Ireland voted 56%-44% to remain in the EU and all parties claim they want an open border with the south.

The more interesting question is whether the DUP would buy this proposal - as any vote could expose their minority position on all EU related matters.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 04:33:26 PM EST
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well, there's yer rub, right there. The DUP are a massive electoral minority on economic matters in Ulster, yet somehow retain a crushing control of Ulster politics.

If Ulste wants to have a voice that is minded for its future it must abandon the voice of the 16th century. Cos all they can say is "NO"

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 08:36:31 PM EST
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The DUPs control is enabled in part by Sinn Fein's refusal to take up their Westminster seats.
by ectoraige on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 02:01:44 PM EST
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