Time to move house?
I am getting very tired of the two main topics of news these days.
All we hear about is the Virus and Brexit.
Brexit has been dragging on for years now, but it seems to be having a particular resurgence lately. As I predicted many moons ago there is a major problem with Norn Iron being part of Ireland but not part of the EU. The Unionists don’t want to be treated any differently from Britain but no one wants the border to return. Deadlock.
On the Virus front, the Powers The Be are pissing their pants because there cases are rising despite 90% of the population being needled. What is causing the numbers to rise? Well, apparently it’s because we are too close to the UK!
It’s strange how a lot of our problems are caused by our proximity to the UK?
Well, I have a very simple solution.
I suggest we dynamite all the border crossings, up anchor and sail south. The gap left by the absence of Norn Iron would very conveniently hook us onto the Brest Peninsula in France.
Let’s look at the advantages…
Of course there is the weather. Moving south would give us much warmer weather. Who can argue against that?
One of the biggest benefits would be the access to the continental mainland. I could go on holidays in France without the tedious and expensive ferry crossing. A short ferry crossing between Rosslare and Bordeaux would be an alternative quick access to the best spots. Lorries too would have direct access to Europe thereby solving the Brexit nightmare of bureaucracy.
Donegal would actually prosper, though they might miss their normal damp miserable weather. We could let them keep Daniel O’Donnell as a consolation.
The Unionists would have nothing to whinge about and can beat their Lambeg Drums to their heart’s content in peace.
We would be well clear of disease ridden UK.
I think it’s a brilliant idea?
Certainly save the ferry journey to the Sarf a France. Great idea, let’s do it.
“What matters it how far we go?” his scaly friend replied.
“There is another shore, you know, upon the other side.
The further off from England the nearer is to France—
Have you just come from The Foggy Mirror? Or is there some strange virus around making people quote Lewis Carroll?
It would mean the rough seas of the Bay of Biscay would be deflected by Kerry and Cork – an excellent idea.
The Isle of Man and Wales would be in for a surprise?
If you change the orientation by 90 degrees and lay the east coast of Ireland onto the north coast of Spain, it would give that coast a much more interesting coastline and you could then also have direct connection to both France and Spain, with better weather too. What’s not to like? Well, being attached to France and Spain for starters . . . . .
It would cause too much confusion. People wouldn’t be able to navigate. It would mean going to North Cork for my holidays and travelling south to Dublin. SatNavs would have a fit.
Unbalanced we pivot down firmly attach from Calais to your north shore.Great stuff Brexit destroyed.Continental travel restored.
The only drawback is that where we join up, we’d have to have corkscrew roads because the French drive on the wrong side of the road?
It won’t bring the manifest benefits of weather and convenience of moving Ireland, but the easiest solution to the problem of the EU’s making is for Ireland to leave the EU.
Please send all Noble pease prizes to …
Indeed I would rejoice at leaving the EU but remaining in situ would still mean we had disease ridden neighbours?
According to Worldometer, France is nearly as bad as we are in the pandemic stakes, so it really boils down to us or them and nicer weather.
You could still leave the EU: that should annoy all the right people.
Bloody tables and statistics! I;m just thinking of the weather.
Calvados is nice.
No other reason needed.
And real French people love whisky, whiskey, whatever. I know.
But you know the pollies will fuck it up.
Well, if it might have happened to Scotland a long time ago …
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An enjoyable idea to consider.
Coincidentally I was reading somewhere recently about Doggerland. I haven’t a clue why or in what context but these theories are fascinating. It must have been very confusing to the old Picts and Scots, not to mention a bit dizzying with all that spinning?
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!
Well, apart from your new neighbours. Would you really want to live next door to the French? 😉
It’s only the people of the current border counties who would have to deal with them. They’re used to weird neighbours. The rest of us would have the Irish Sea as a barrier.
You always come up with the greatest ideas. Where would you stick the mast and sail? It would have to be a big one or were you planning on using a humongous outboard?
Tow it. There are loads of container ships lying idle at the moment and I’m sure they would enjoy the exercise?