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Originally posted by pieman
given the fact that i'm irish, i don't really hold much faith with the whole british empire model, no matter how small it has shrunk. the english still presume to rule people that want nothing to do with them. this is wrong, fundamentally.
Originally posted by Freeborn
And how an Irishman can be critical of the EU when it is EU funding which has dragged the Irish economy and infrastructure out of the 19th Century is beyond me.
Originally posted by Europe
Listen here brit boy,
Its true that it was scottish protestants that collonised ireland, but only after cromwell came in and killed half the population for being chatolic, the settelers came at the behest of the english crown who had annexed the land because of the gene known as "greedy prick" that is only present in anglos. LOL
And your wining about a system that ye set up, ye cant complain because things arnt going your way, and ye only spend one or two hundred more per person per year on scotland and wales.
Northern ireland is the big difference of expenditure but that has to do with the military rather than handouts or anything, and that is changeing, so i suggest you do your own research before you give out to someone who comes from a country whom ye have oppressed and held as virtual slaves for 800 years, but who fought you every step of the way and finally kicked yer asses and gained our independence, and its only a matter of time until the north votes and decides to come home, ye thieving feckers.
SO SHUT YOUR MOUTH YA HUN!
Originally posted by redled
I do not want Austria nor the Vatican in my country. I am a witch.
Originally posted by stumason
So, they came because of cromwell, yet at the behst of the Crown? Which is it?
Bollocks. We didn't set it up. The Scots PM with his scottish heavy Cabinet set it up, without any consultation with the people. Oh and spending difference between England and Scotland is to the tune of £1500 per capita, not a few hundred quid. So get your facts right, although I suspect basic literacy should come before numeracy....
Ha, the North won't join Ireland, seeing as the Catholics are pretty much the minority. Even during the troubles, the IRA had little public support and the Army was orignally there to protect the Catholics, but in typical, illiogical,
Irish style you turned on them.
800 years? You do realise, "hun", that that was the Normans who invaded (the same as they did the english) and they interbred, setting up Norman-Irish nobility. Also, during the vast majority of our presence there, opinion was sharply divided between the "Irish" as to wether they wanted us or not. Even in 1922, there was significant support for remaining part of the Union. You probably don't get taught that in your revionist Irish reducation though, do you? You probably get told the irish are a pure and noble race going back thousands of years. Ha....
I put "irish" into quotes as most of your major cities were founded by Vikings and the vast majority of your nobility and upper classes were Norman (also Viking in origin). So if anything, the "Irish" are a mongrel race consisting of the same people that make up the English (pre roman british, Danish and german colonisers).
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by Europe
The Irish famine was caused because your entire nation fed itself off one staple crop. When that failed, you guy's where buggered.
Oh, our forests were all chopped down too for the Navy and the Longbows. I miss them too, but stuff happens and it's hardly the English peoples fault, is it? It's the same rich bastards who scrweded you over that have been screwing us over too. Stop blaming us and direct it to where it should be aimed at.