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22nd Dec 2018

Over 250,000 signatures on petition requesting Ireland adopt Sterling and the Euro as dual currencies to resolve Brexit

Rory Cashin

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Wait. What?

Our head hurts just thinking about this latest entry in “What silliness will Brexit bring us today?”

A petition on a UK Parliment website titled “Leave the EU without a deal in 2019” is described as follows:

“We will save billions of pounds from our EU divorce payment as well as a similar amount from Civil Service and Govt costs. This money will be used to support our own country whilst we await the EU to talk to us to make deals more in our favour.

“The EU border in Ireland to be managed simply by having a dual Euro / pound currency as legal tender in both the North and South. Exports to the South would be dealt with in Euro and vice versa when importing to the North. Rates fixed at time of the deal.”

Beneath the petition as a reminder that “Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate”, and at the time of writing, the petition currently has over 270,000 signatures.

Ironically, the deadline for the end of the petition is 17 April 2019, which would put it several weeks after the actual Brexit date as it currently stands.

There are so many questions we want to ask the person who put this petition together, but we’re also almost 100% certain we won’t be happy with any of the answers we might get.

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