Author Topic: Britain's 1983 plan to resettle 5.5 million Hong Kong Chinese in Ulster  (Read 476 times)

James James

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July 2015
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/03/uk-officials-discussed-resettling-55m-hong-kong-chinese-in-northern-ireland

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33361999

"A suggestion to move the population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland sparked a flurry of correspondence in Whitehall in 1983, newly released documents show."

"The bizarre plan was revealed in files published by the National Archives."

"The novel idea came from a lecturer who warned that the British colony's 5.5 million inhabitants would need a home when it was returned to China in 1997."

"It sparked some debate among officials, with one saying there were "real advantages" in taking it seriously."

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Re: Britain's 1983 plan to resettle 5.5 million Hong Kong Chinese in Ulster
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 10:18:22 PM »
July 2015
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/03/uk-officials-discussed-resettling-55m-hong-kong-chinese-in-northern-ireland

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33361999

"A suggestion to move the population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland sparked a flurry of correspondence in Whitehall in 1983, newly released documents show."

"The bizarre plan was revealed in files published by the National Archives."

"The novel idea came from a lecturer who warned that the British colony's 5.5 million inhabitants would need a home when it was returned to China in 1997."

"It sparked some debate among officials, with one saying there were "real advantages" in taking it seriously."

Only in Norn Iron would that take place  :D
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Re: Britain's 1983 plan to resettle 5.5 million Hong Kong Chinese in Ulster
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 08:10:51 AM »

More of yer CLICKBAIT .. :haha:             ???              :( sack.

  July 2015
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/03/uk-officials-discussed-resettling-55m-hong-kong-chinese-in-northern-ireland

"   alexiram         Alexandria    3 Jul 2015 3:51         
 " You are confusing two different 'plans'. This article refers to a 1983 Civil Service file written as a joke (it even had the word Spoof written across the front cover) as clarified by one of the two civil servants involved, David Snoxal, on Radio4 today.
The plan mentioned in "Failure in British Government" was a 1989 document by Douglas Mason and that had Scotland as the destination "

 
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Re: Britain's 1983 plan to resettle 5.5 million Hong Kong Chinese in Ulster
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 12:38:35 PM »
WOULD THERE BE ENOUGH CORNERS FOR ALL THE TAKEAWAYS?
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Re: Britain's 1983 plan to resettle 5.5 million Hong Kong Chinese in Ulster
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 03:50:23 PM »

No problem Brixmis sure there are two corners on every Street!

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Re: Britain's 1983 plan to resettle 5.5 million Hong Kong Chinese in Ulster
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 06:51:48 PM »
Surely this was aimed at Northern Ireland and not Ulster ?  ???
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