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Mini thread. Mark @soundmigration has already done a really good job discussing the players & implications of this anti-migrant caravan of Alt Right idiots currently stirring up hate across Ireland. I just want to expand somewhat on a few points.
First up Laura Southern (not Loomer, easy to get your alt right Lauras confused). Laura is a member of Generation Identity, & came to prominence a few back, when they crowdfunded a boat to stop refugees from crossing the med
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Yeah so a blonde american wanted your money to stop brown refugees coming to Europe. They're not the brightest the Gen Identity bunch. As Mark reports Gen Id are trying to get a foothold in Ireland, after a disasterous start. Their last leader here was
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This analysis, by my former boss @CER_Grant, is sound as far as it goes...but in my view omits a few very important factors...1/ of a thread on aspects Charles couldn't possibly fit into a short op-ed (and I try not make too long a thread out of it :-).
2/ As many Irish and other EU commentators have long noted, Charles - who is rightly widely read and respected across the EU - seems to have long suggested that the other EU26 may not back Ireland in a final treaty crunch. In a straight geo-politics game he might be right, but...
3/...this has annoyed a few people because it goes to the heart of what the EU is, especially for Ireland. If the EU does not back Ireland on such an existential question - and yes folks, #Brexit is existential - then why should Ireland stay in the EU? Or any other small member?
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Today’s the day. Stay tuned
These lads (from the Anti Imperialist Ireland group) are pro-#Irexit but are here to protest against “British imperialist” Nigel Farage. #Irexit
A man from Sussex, now living in Ireland, says immigration is why he wants #Irexit. “Are you not an immigrant?”
“I don’t regard Ireland as a foreign country.”
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