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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:54:49 PM »
Corbyn is part of the reason the Country is in a mess. . . a load of left wing headbangers joined the Labour Party for 50p now there's no way they can force him out even though he's never going to appeal to the middle ground Labour need to win back Parliament.

Along with that he's a f**king Brexiteer so f**k him anyway. The UK is in severe bother but I actually think there is a way out of this for us if May sticks to her guns!!
fixed that for you

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:49:42 PM »
Franko you beat me to it there. I'm sure there is an element of self interest, but in my opinion and having heard the men speak in a more private arena, just like what has been said of Corbyn, they come across as very decent individuals. I think history will judge them well.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:45:52 PM »
I bought the Telegraph and one thing about the deal is the primacy of the GFA because the UK does not have a written constitution.
The UK can leave the EU if they want but they can’t take NI with them because of the GFA.
The South gets a lot of shite, much of it deserved, from 6 county posters for past behaviour but protecting the rights of nationalists (and Huns)  in the face of an insane project is quite impressive in my view. The Southern Gov is thinking strategically for once.
Once the GFA was signed the Union was weakened but the DUP only figured it out this week.
Agree with that. From what I have seen I don't doubt that Varadkar and Coveney will stick to their guns and continue to do what is best for all of Ireland. Their performances can only be commended. From a northern nationalist perspective they would certainly be the most popular leaders from the south in a long long time.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:59:52 AM »
For some reason the DUP want to leave the EU AND they don’t want a hard border.
Imagine Mickey Harte pre AIF saying he wanted to win the All Ireland plus 5 marquee forwards.
Everyone would be laughing at him.
How did the DUP get away with its nonsense?
Seafoid make no mistake. The DUP absolutely do want a hard border.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 15, 2018, 10:05:03 AM »
They don’t know who they are. They need to distance themselves from the Tory party and they can’t because there is nothing else for them to hold onto.

They are being very careful to personalize the Brexit draft to Theresa May. 
They can't have the narrative that the Tories fcuked them over because they would have to distance themselves then.

Also once Brexit is dealt with, the will be payback from the scrutiny the have gotten in the UK.  They will need Stormont back because unlike previous direct rule, there is not conflict to distract legislators.   There are too many British politicians aware of social policy divergence in Northern Ireland now.  Unless they get back into the balance of power I would forsee SSM, abortion and language reform.  Last vestiges of Sunday closures will be ended etc.

Ironically a dose of "britishness" could make the North more in tune with Nationalist outlook than DUP outlook.

All speculation of course but it's hard to see anything but that the DUP played badly during the moment in the sun.

Agree with all that. Re. the bit in bold. Thats why I think the Sinners wont go back to Stormont no matter what now. Even the MPs opposed to May will know the mess the DUP caused, they are toxic and there will be hell to pay for it.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:43:11 PM »
This looks like it's going to be a slap in the face for the DUP. Currently reactions seem to show that just the North stays in the common market. SNP jealous, Arlene raging. The North has now been effectively split from the UK.
The writing is on the wall, how can any future UK government justify the block grant for a non constituent UK country?
The will of the UK voter to retain any interest in any part of the island of Ireland will surely be tested and questions will soon be asked by Labour as to why they pay 10 billion quid annually to keep the place afloat...

Every possible outcome is now in play. From this deal, to No Deal, to remaining in the EU, to a second referendum. There doesn't appear to be the numbers in Parliament for any outcome to be voted through. 

IF May can pull this deal off, and IF we can get our politicians to implement it correctly the North might just become one of the most prosperous regions in the UK.

Last bit, I thought the same. Try telling that to a deluded lot in the DUP though.

If it happened, after decades of Britain’s policies helping to fcuk the north up in many ways, resulting in it becoming a basket case, now brexit could reverse that.

A lot of football to be played yet though.

Can someone explain or post a link about how this makes the North some kind of golden egg? I'm no economics whizz so I need help.
There is a lot that remains to be seen and explained Donald, but the theory would be that if the North is more aligned with the EU than the rest of UK, then it is reasonable to assume that it would be more advantageous for UK based businesses to have some form of operations in the North. Likewise the other way round. The north may give the EU, UK and global businesses a chance to have a foot in both camps. Like I said, in theory. There is a lot to happen yet, and uncertainty is definitely not good for business.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:09:55 PM »
I’ve often thought that while Breaking Bad was good, it only became essential viewing when the background characters of Mike, Saul and Gus took on prominent roles.

The main cast were generally unpleasant and hard to root for - the female leads in particular - while the early season antagonists were too OTT. Sociopaths are always more interesting than psychopaths.
Id agree with that. Seasons 1 and 2 weren't all that good.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:59:16 AM »

Maguire, who owns and rents farmland and does not want to return to the old days when there was “nothing but trouble” on the border, said: “To be quite honest, nobody knows what’s going on.”

He fears that if tariffs are put on sheep, his sales market is dead. “The first thing that will go are the sheep. Seventy percent of them go south to be killed. If there’s barriers there, the market goes,” Maguire said.

For him, the approach of the DUP is unfathomable. The party does not represent border communities and is threatening the livelihoods of farmers on the border, he said. “The DUP are backing themselves into a corner. They are not going to agree unless it’s their way or no way. They are holding the government to ransom,” Maguire said.

Protestant Farmers to a man voted leave. They hate the "red tape" that the EU enforces in return for subsidies. They think leaving the EU will remove this. Boy are they in for a shock.

There was a guy in the audience, representing NI farmers, who spoke on that Nolan Byrne show the other night who made it fairly clear that they didn't support Brexit?
I am not sure what the figures are,but the only 2 protestant farmers I know here in Derry definitely did not vote for Brexit. So clearly it was not "to a man".

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:42:20 AM »
I think Sanchez’s performances for Arsenal have been greatly exaggerated. A few great moments in matches have been extrapolated into lots of great performances. I’d say you could count on one hand the number of times you could say about him from his time in England ‘that was a great 90 mins from Sanchez’
I don't know hound, Im a bit of an Arsenal sympathiser and watched a lot of Arsenal during that time and thought he was brilliant. Maybe some of the Arsenal fans could share their thoughts on it?

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:28:15 AM »

Unionists getting more triumphalist as the Brexit endgame edges closer.
That is one of the most delusional articles I have read in quite some time. Impressively way off the mark.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 08, 2018, 05:09:06 PM »
Whitey you are on the wind up here surely  ;D

I guess it depends on your definition of aggressive

If a Fox News reporter did it it would be reported that she had s broken arm (joke)

It doesn’t matter what’s true and false, what matters is what people think is true or false

Like the Democrats trying to pin kids in cages on Trump when the photos were taken under Obama
Report healthcare premiums are going to go down by $2500 when for some people they went up by $20k
It actually doesn't. But you wail away.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:50:52 PM »
Whitey you are on the wind up here surely  ;D

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:36:03 PM »
Absolutely not

CL stepped in front of a reporter and if you relied on the MSM for your information you’d have thought he’d be up for GBH for that encounter

Again, in the real world there is no equivalence.

Tats where we disagree

In my opinion if a Fox or Breitbart reporter did that in an Obama press conference there’d be holy blue murder
Did what exactly?

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 08, 2018, 01:35:34 PM »
At the end of the day, he's stealing time of other reporters, which isn't fair. Acosta has a history of this sort of thing.
;D ;D ;D Ah right Trump supporters and Republicans concerns are for the other "MSN" reporters to get a fair crack at the whip at reporting "fake news"?  ;D ;D Brilliant

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:33:14 PM »
If I was a Democrat, I would be furious because the Democrats won the “Senate Popular Vote” and somehow still lost seats. The system is rigged against them and it’s rascist and unfair

It's really not though. Most of the Senate seats up this time were in democrat areas. There was even a democrat v democrat race in California I believe. It means nothing that they won the popular vote. Nothing.

As far as I can tell nobody on here has said anything about the Senate race being rigged but whitey obviously has some point to make about it.

It's the State houses that are rigged and unfair but Trump's complete incompetence has meant that the Dems can start to undo some of the gerrymandering nonsense your friends have been up to since the Tea Party days!!

On Acosta well that's disgusting. . . Huckabee saying he "Placed his hands on an intern" what a crock of complete shit!! If anything the intern was out of line!
100%. Someone made the point on the Mayo ladies thread, that they made a loaded allegation. Its the same in this case, "young female intern". Its clear what they are trying to do given the current landscape with "#metoo" etc. An absolute disgrace.

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