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A well structured argument about how an actual unification could (and hopefully would) look.

A PN: Greenland leaving in the early 80ies was - despite Greenland not being a member state - often referenced as an example of how a member state could leave the EU. So even before Lisbon, leaving EU was a possibility. The GFA didn't take it into account, but not because it was impossible. Presumably the negotiatiors had more pressing matters to attend to then what to do if - in a distant future - the UK or the Irish republic would leave the EU.

by fjallstrom on Sat Aug 6th, 2022 at 10:28:00 PM EST
They were dealing with the pressing political realities of the time, not some (then unlikely) hypothetical situations in the future. There was always supposed to be a review of the GFA in two years, and indeed it was modified by the St. Andrews Agreement in 2006. But it is always going to be difficult to get the current two governments plus 5 parties in NI to agree on anything.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Aug 7th, 2022 at 10:41:53 AM EST
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