Replying to @JTasioulas
This is really sad. Ireland is stuck between a rock and a hard place. But it is Leo that foolishly added petrol to the fire. My suggestion? RoI leave the EU and join #CANZUK as an additional sovereign state. You would also get an FTA with the USA.
In time, I think we’ll do better trade deals with a wide range of friendly countries (especially #CANZUK). We won’t have the same bullying clout as the EU, but we’re less protectionist in spirit, and we have fewer industries / interest groups to worry about.
Somehow I don’t think my chances of dying in infancy are likely to increase if I move to #CANZUK. Likewise for ending up in prison, or contracting HIV. Aggregate statistics are mostly irrelevant to the prospects for individuals, so it’s weird to see them personalised like this.
The best option for the UK is to join the CPTPP. That would provide a viable framework upon which to base #CANZUK on. EEA is neither a neccesity nor an obstruction but EFTA can be beneficial to speed up the process
I don’t get the mindset wherein it’s fine to take their murderers, but Heaven forbid that we have a deal for our law-abiding citizens to move freely. #CANZUK “Venables will most likely be sent to Canada but Australia and New Zealand are also options.”