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Northern Ireland: Suspected car bomb explodes in Londonderry | DW |

A suspected car bomb exploded in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry late on Saturday, police have said.

"As far as we know no one injured," police wrote on Facebook.

A photo posted by the police's Twitter account showed what appeared to be a car in flames outside of a courthouse near the city center.

Officers said they were evacuating people from the location of a second suspected car bomb elsewhere in the city.

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PSNI receives warning before car bomb explodes in Derry | The Irish Times |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sun Jan 20th, 2019 at 07:48:38 AM EST
I admit, I am not confident as to how NI civil society will respond to this particular provocation or future incidents. After several months monitoring Belfast Telegraph, I am still not fluent in psycho and have observed that DUP "opposition" party figureheads are weak, have not mobilizing constituents' purported support for REMAIN.

All is not lost.

In a reasonable NI world, local law enforcement would accept responsibility to investigate and prosecute such crimes. A show of competence in executing "rule of law" supposedly demonstrates to investors in NI industries NI prudential safety.

EU27 response? 1. do nothing, or 2. encourage FDI in NI

In a "go full DRPK world", local law enforcement would reject responsibility for such crimes (do nothing) and delegate police action to UK gov (escalate violence). A show of incompetence in executing "rule of law" supposedly demonstrates to investors in NI industries NI prudential risk. (cue rating agencies)

EU27 response? 1. facilitate NI immigration (economic and political refugee status), NI "frontier worker" opportunity 2. encourage FDI in IE

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Jan 20th, 2019 at 10:05:38 PM EST
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The Guardian view on Brexit and Ireland: a danger to peace  | Editorial |

    That past, where symbols summon deadly emotions, has been revived by English nationalists in the Tory party who appear comfortably ignorant of the Troubles. Erasing the border in Ireland, once dotted with watchtowers and checkpoints, was necessary. But Brexit put the deadly issues of the Irish border and sovereignty back into mainstream debate. Dissident republicans have been blamed by the police for the van bomb attack on a Derry courthouse. Their ideological patrons have long recognised Brexit's potential to reignite the conflict, with one quoted in academic Marisa McGlinchey's new study Unfinished Business as saying it was "the best chance we've had since 1916".

Derry on alert: Police respond to reports of abandoned vehicle, homes evacuated

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 at 09:03:47 AM EST
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