by David Benton
The latest railway magazine from England I have read, had Eurostar scrapping stock , and DB laying off staff . It seems channel traffic is dropping off, wether it is because of Brexit or not , I don't know.
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george matthews wrote:What would happen if Parliament votes NO? We shall see.No we won't, wasn't even close...any more wishful conjecture? The Rabid Remainers have been grabbing at these straws since the referendum result was determined; I am sure they will continue. So be it; possibly they can, as upstanding members of the European Elite, defeat democratic results again (as they have so many times), justifying this because the referendum results were due to the votes of low-class "Deplorables". They would be better advised to start a campaign, as did Farage for 25 years, to work to rejoin the EU. Over time, it may well succeed (if there is an EU to rejoin, after another few years). In the meantime, Remainers and Brexiters alike should raise a toast to the prescient Maggie, who kept the UK out of the star-crossed Euro, and made Brexit that much simpler to accomplish. Sam
David Benton wrote:I wouldn't have thought anyone in Ireland would want a border between the 2 halves again, but, either they are not thinking of the consequences of that , or think its worth it to satay part of the UK.I think it goes deeper than that because the open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is enshrined in the Good Friday Peace Agreement. In order to amend it, it means that those sections of the Peace Agreement will need to be renegotiated by the parties to the Agreement. It's not as simple as a decision by the UK or Irish parliaments, nor indeed by the Brexit referendum, as the Peace Agreement has a status independent of the EU. Unless, that is, the UK parliament wants to unilaterally abrogate the Peace Agreement, which would have consequences not only for peace in Ireland but also for the UK's credibility as a signatory of agreements.