If You Leave Me Now, You’ll Take Away The Biggest Part Of Me



That’s what they all say.

From the Institute of International and Lizard European Affairs.

Paula writes:

Interesting video explaining the impact of Brexit on Ireland….


Earlier: Rat On A Sinking Ship

30 thoughts on “If You Leave Me Now, You’ll Take Away The Biggest Part Of Me

    1. delacaravanio

      The sad smiley faces branded on the cartoon drawings of the landmasses really worked to illustrate pointless speculation about the economic impacts of the UK exit.

      1. Shayna

        I’ve given up – exhausted, I tell’s ya – remain! Sorry, that was my sister, whose name is also Shayna – she’s a tad tired campaigning for remain.

  1. devildetail

    Also I think she means the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is still Ireland.

  2. jimmy russell

    the uk needs to stay inside europe a leave vote is racist if england leaves then they will
    close their borders and there will be no immigration there needs to be
    loads more diversity and anyone who disagrees is just a bigoted racist.

      1. Rowsdower

        Listen, you either agree with all his hyperbolic rantings or you are a Nazi. What don’t you understand?

    1. Caroline

      Two replies. Not bad. Think you should be getting a better hit rate though, most people aren’t really concentrating that hard around here. That’s not a criticism of you of course, it just strikes me as unlucky. You’re doing a good job. Don’t lose heart.

  3. Frilly Keane

    Is it bad to kinda half hope for a win for Gove and Co just to see Cameron get his arse handed to himself?

    1. The Old Boy

      Unless you want Boris as PM, in a sort of “Trump for President – I just want to see the world burn” sort of way, then no, I suppose not.

    2. H

      I think he’s going to have his arse handed to him either way, whatever the outcome this has split the Tory party and he is the cause so he will be removed from the leadership as soon as possible.

    3. Spaghetti Hoop

      He always struck me as not wanting to hold on to power into his grey years but bail out early and retire to a pig farm in the Cotswolds.

  4. The Old Boy

    From an Irish perspective, Brexit would be an egregious breach of the Good Friday Agreement.

    1. some old queen

      This video states so many legal contradictions in its arguments it would encourage me to vote for Brexit.

  5. 15 cents

    if i was them id get out. Europe is a business, and is all they want from member nations is their resources. the only positives are travelling. and sure whatever, fill out a few forms and you can do the same thing anyway. id bail if i was them. all this “its racist” stuff i dont get. why is it? maybe if the brits never left ireland and neither of us joined the EU we’d be a thriving country for all within right now. instead of cash cows for Europe sold out by our own inadequate leaders. Englands leaders at the mo are horrific, but if we never left the UK we’d surely have a better crowd that the primary school teachers we have now.

      1. 15 cents

        yea thats the pitfall, but maybe it would be different if we had never left, like it wouldnt be those leaders now .. like if we were all voting they wouldnt be in.. i dunno, i think we’d be in better nick now. instead, we just created a big money ball, and Europe went “oh look.. lets go take that. oh theyre also really thick and just do what we say. lets keep taking from them”

  6. Mé Féin

    Terrible video. All speculation, this “could” happen, that “could” happen.
    If the Uk leaves, it will be like Norway or Switzerland, only more powerful. They’ll still be in a free-trade area.
    The border will not be closed. There is already a free-travel agreement between the Republic and the Uk. If anyone remembers the Troubles, which was an actual shooting war for flip’s sake, you know it’s impossible to close that border.

    1. Pip

      Nooooo, but….. the problem would be all sorts of EUers down here, going North and then on to what we’re not supposed to call the mainland. That’s the rub. Apart from this ugly border scenario, I’m pro Brexit. Could be fun.

  7. Shayna

    Charlie Flanagan mentioned a “Hard Border” between the North and the rest of Ireland following a Brexit. David Cameron intimated similarly – as well as suggesting that travel from the North of Ireland to Britain would involve increased checks (hassle). I remember the long queues at Newry Check-Point Charlie and at Lifford/Strabane – the Gardaí pretty much waved everyone through- the delays were caused by the RUC/British Army side of the border, who seemed to zealously revel in the “20 Questions Game” to every driver.

      1. Shayna

        Céad Míle Fáilte attitude was what I was thinking – but, they were simpler times? (Not really). To be fair to both sides – it must have been a fairly tedious posting.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Questions? The days I remember were full vehicle searches and standing on the side of the road being sized up by an armed para!

  8. 15 cents

    the whole brexit thing, everything i hear from both sides.. just sounds like lies and bluster.

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