When Northern Ireland eventually secedes from the UK, would they join with the rest of Ireland or form their own country? I mean, after nearly 100 years, there should be come cultural and religious barriers to unification.
The republic doesn't want that shithole and we don't want it because it's a shit hole.
It's one of the poorest, regions of the UK and rarely send more money to Westminster than they receive
This could be down to successive NI governments being shit since home rule, but it was the only way to appease the republicans.
There's one who very reguarly posts on /brit/
I would gess to stop the French getting it
That's also why we formed a union with Scotland after put 16% of their GDP in a chest on a ship and it sunk
>When Northern Ireland eventually secedes from the UK
NI is predominantly protestant which is one of the main differences, and points of contention, with ROI
>yeah what's the point of current protestant-catholic unity flag
Because religious strife is still very widespread in NI and Ireland and kneecappings still happen.
Northern Irish person: "You've got no business having an opinion on Northern Irish politics"
Well you can fuck off then, as an Englishman, the Ulstermen are just as foreign to me as the Irish. Tiocfaidh a lá!
I'd imagine the eventual solution will be a federal system between Ireland, Northern Ireland, and perhaps Scotland if independence doesn't end up suiting their needs. Almost completely devolved internal lawmaking between the member "states", with common foreign, monetary, and trade policies.
Granted, Britain will have to fuck up royally to actually lose the north, but there was a time when Britain would have had to fuck up royally to lose the 3rd of the planet they'd subdued, so anything can happen, I suppose.
>Ditch any claim on NIreland, in favour of Scotland to bust their irredentism
>No more Catholic-Protestant unity bullshit
>Make this your national flag
What could possibly go wrong?
>but there was a time when Britain would have had to fuck up royally to lose the 3rd of the planet they'd subdued
You're implying it's a piece of cake for a small island to maintain a massive empire which outnumbers the mother country by orders of magnitude. Are you thinking straight?
Ireland and the UK should have got together and slaughtered everyone there years ago. The land could have been used as some giant, communal farm or something.
At least then Northern Ireland would have produced some good in the world.
>but there was a time when Britain would have had to fuck up royally to lose the 3rd of the planet they'd subdued, so anything can happen, I suppose.
Why didn't they just have Northern Ireland as part of Ireland in the first place
I mean they live next door to each other doesn't it make more sense? It's not like NI was an economic powerhouse for the UK