But now, reality has arrived, a reality that was predicted, but dismissed at the time as just another manifestation of Project Fear. Northern Ireland - a problem that took better minds than Bozo’s many years to adequately address - has begun to unravel.
Brexit was predicted to be, at the very least, problematic for the Six Counties. The Good Friday accords were, effectively, predicated on both the UK and Irish Republic remaining in the EU. Theresa May’s fix was the so-called Backstop. The alternative was a customs border down the Irish Sea, which she said no UK Prime Minister would countenance.
Bozo flounced out over the issue, succeeded Ms May, and did exactly that. As usual, he just bluffed his way through it, claiming to business leaders and sceptical politicians on the island of Ireland that there would be no danger to the GFA. Again, he lied. Yesterday evening, that enduring symbol of The Troubles, a burnt-out bus, returned to the news as Loyalist areas, and then Nationalist areas in response, turned to violence.
Patrick Kielty - predicted it all over two years ago
It was all predicted, and addressed directly to Bozo, by presenter Patrick Kielty, whose own father was shot dead by a Unionist terrorist. “Northern Ireland is made up of a majority of Unionists … and, believe it or not, a rather large minority of Nationalists … For over 30 years we killed each other … The Good Friday Agreement ended that violence”. How?
“Unionists were guaranteed that Northern Ireland would be part of the UK until the majority voted otherwise … The Irish was border was removed and the island linked so Nationalists could pretend they were already living in a United Ireland … Some of these Nationalists then accepted being part of the UK as their day to day lives were essentially Irish … This cunning plan was sold to us on the basis that we were all part of the EU”. There was more.
“Thanks to your glorious Brexit vision Northern Ireland will become more divided as some form of economic border checks will become part of daily lives … If those checks take place between NI and Ireland, the Nationalists who were once happy being part of the UK will change their mind … If they take place in the Irish Sea some Unionists will be livid. However they'll still support being part of the UK”. The latter is now happening.
Can't lie your way out of this one, matey
Kielty’s conclusion? “Your Brexit lies have opened a Pandora’s box for Northern Ireland … a border poll is now inevitable thanks to your monumental ignorance … By the time the penny drops that you can’t preserve the Union you want without the one you don’t, it will be too late … If there’s any justice all this will come to pass when you're Prime Minister so you can finally swim in the constitutional sewage you've created”. Which it has done.
Yesterday evening Bozo Tweeted “I am deeply concerned by the scenes of violence in Northern Ireland, especially attacks on PSNI who are protecting the public and businesses, attacks on a bus driver and the assault of a journalist. The way to resolve differences is through dialogue, not violence or criminality”. But he was already too late.
The dialogue of which he speaks did not happen at the time it needed to: he shafted the Unionists at Westminster, that mainly being the DUP nowadays, doing his usual act of lying his way from one problem to the next without giving a crap about the consequences. Talking, negotiation, discussion, brokering compromise - that is not the Bozo way.
Yesterday evening it was a bus burning; tomorrow, who knows? It took the efforts of Northern Irish politicians, both Nationalist and Unionist, along with John Major, Tony Blair, and successive administrations in Dublin, so many years to engineer the delicate compromise that ended The Troubles. Bozo has ripped it all apart in a few months.
His pals in the press will blame Dublin and the EU. The BBC will try and play it down. Ardent Brexiteers will blame Bitter Remoaners. None of those who so ardently promoted Brexit will own up, and taking responsibility will be totally out of the question.
But it’s not possible to propagandise your way out of this one. This time, Bozo is bust.
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