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Leave vote forces us to confront fundamental issues

Border town centres, such as Dundalk, could suffer as a result of Brexit, it has been claimed
Denis Bradley
Forgive me, reader, for I have sinned. In the referendum I voted to remain while hoping that the leave people would win. My motives were impure. I believed a remain win was the more desirable but it would also be a boring and bland result. A remain win would have left so many fundamental issues unaddressed, a leave win forces a radical examination of political questions about the relationships among the peoples of these islands. As a convinced European I know I am skating on thin ice because the result opens up economic and political tensions that might affect jobs and slightly increase [...]
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