Well, it has seemed recently as though the parties that are now deemed to matter, and which are therefore rewarded with popularity, are defined as those that are not divided on this issue. Hence the rise in strength of the LibDems and Brexit Party and relative fall in strength of the Tories and Labour. But perhaps that effect is already fading.Mark1955 wrote:The problem of 'the EU or not' is unique in that all parties that matter are divided on the issue.
I'm not sure which sections of the population of Northern Ireland you regard as "bigoted thickies". Republicans, Unionists, all of them or just subsets of them?Personally if leave means we also loose the whinging Scots then it’s a win/win in my book. Sadly we won’t be able to get rid of the bigoted thickies in NI so easily but it might make us less inclined to tolerate them; if they want to be in the union they accept the rules of the union, no special case laws for NI.
It sounds as though you would like England and Wales to go it alone? But do you regard the Welsh as whinging? What about Cornwall? How about Yorkshire? I know people in the south of England who seem to think they'd do better to divide the country (once Wales has been dispatched) on North/South lines and for the relatively prosperous South East of England, with the London financial hub, to go it alone and rid themselves of what they see as whinging northerners. How far would you go?