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post-Brexit situation

Posted: Mon 26 Feb 2018 10:13
by jethro
A thoughtful piece in today's Guardian. As one who has an Irish passport as well as a British one, I hope I'll be protected if France turns sour in the future, but many do not have the foresight to be born of an Irish parent.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... caughhrean

Re: post-Brexit situation

Posted: Mon 26 Feb 2018 12:45
by Allan
jethro wrote:A thoughtful piece in today's Guardian. As one who has an Irish passport as well as a British one, I hope I'll be protected if France turns sour in the future, but many do not have the foresight to be born of an Irish parent.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... caughhrean
The guy should stick to astrophysics, there was nothing new in the article and certainly didn’t encourage me to succumb to the Guardians begging letter at the end of it.

Re: post-Brexit situation

Posted: Mon 26 Feb 2018 14:30
by martyn94
jethro wrote:A thoughtful piece in today's Guardian. As one who has an Irish passport as well as a British one, I hope I'll be protected if France turns sour in the future, but many do not have the foresight to be born of an Irish parent.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... caughhrean
It was always said that I was the offspring of the Reece’s milkman - he had very red hair, as I did in those days. Which could have made him Irish, particularly on Merseyside. Regrettably, in retrospect, we never got the paperwork formalised.

Re: post-Brexit situation

Posted: Mon 26 Feb 2018 15:10
by martyn94
Allan wrote:
jethro wrote:A thoughtful piece in today's Guardian. As one who has an Irish passport as well as a British one, I hope I'll be protected if France turns sour in the future, but many do not have the foresight to be born of an Irish parent.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... caughhrean
The guy should stick to astrophysics, there was nothing new in the article and certainly didn’t encourage me to succumb to the Guardians begging letter at the end of it.
The fact that there was “nothing newâ€￾, for a family in their situation, was surely most of the point of it. I find the “begging letterâ€￾ irritating too, but it’s not laid on for you by the Sécu if you choose to read it, however little you like it. I comfort myself by the fact that I did pay for the print edition, most days, for about 40 years (and my forebears for a century or so more) and am no longer much interested in reviews of video games, or discussions of intersectional identity grievances. But I’m guiltily conscious that that’s just a cop-out, as it would be for you.