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Should Ireland seek reparations from England?

  • 16-10-2022 2:25pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭


    In the wake of the 'Up the Ra' thing, it is fairly obvious that England seems to have forgotten the 800 years of cultural and linguistic suppression, murder, implantation of British settlers and taking the proceeds from our island's resources.

    I am sure we are owed a few trillion bob so maybe reparations are the way to go?

    We could get India/Palestine and the African countries etc. involved also.

    Post edited by Beasty on


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,360 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    With the way they are right now, and where they could be going, we could end up owing them on the balance of things.

    The tide is turning…



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,787 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha


    No.

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭Count Dracula


    I don't want any more of their money.

    I wouldn't fancy our chances with them if they decided to get heavy about it either.

    I don't see why British citizens should be asked to pay for something they had no involvement with.

    The entire notion of reparation is an insult when you comprehend its conviction. Are you going to demand that Scandanavians allow a flotilla of randy underphucked Irishmen to pull into Copenhagen and have our wicked way with theirs wives and girlfriends?

    I reckon the Galicians of northwestern Spain might object to any reparation demands? Considering they get a pass why shouldn't the Brits?

    The saddest thing about clap trap spewed by ethnicities scattered around this beautiful world is that it typifies the gormless notions that facism accomodates. Only the mind of the self entitled can discriminate against the evils of the past.

    I don't want hand outs , i want opportunity and freedom.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,961 ✭✭✭joseywhales


    It's still irks me that we had to pay them for our own land. But our success at building an independent state was built on our own backs, I would be embarrassed to go cap in hand looking for reparations. I would rather our country continue to out perform them and move away from relation with the UK toward the EU and the US.



  • Posts: 5,917 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Your uncle in the orange order isn't going to be happy with you looking for a few quid off them



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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,623 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manach


    From the last time the Irish Government sought a financial handout, it sparked the Economic war with Britain during the 1930s which Ireland at the time could ill afford.



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,432 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    nonsense thread

    closed



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