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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 13, 2022, 09:31:21 PM »
I think this whole thing will work out in the North's favour. I can't see any way the EU put up a border between North and South.

I think the EU will just make it very difficult for the UK to get anything into mainland Europe and the UK will either have to suffer or cave to some degree.

Either way I think business in NI will still be able to have the best of both worl100%ds and may find the friction between it and GB lessened.
100%. The vast majority of the brits trade to EU goes through Dover. That's where they have been hit and will continually to be hit. Delays there is not sustainable for them.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 07, 2022, 08:43:09 PM »
It is an overwhelming pro protocol endorsement?
It's a pools win for polarisation
jesus you talk in riddles seafoid. Must be a bit of donegal in ye

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 06, 2022, 10:25:16 PM »
Not a great day TBH.

Further polarisation and we're constantly moving further away from a UI with any kind of super-majority consensus.


Things keep going as they are and the Shinners will try and ram a border poll in first chance they get - without much thought as to what happens if it did go through 51/49.

How do we know they aren't thinking of what happens after? 'Cos they sure as f**k aren't laying any ground work right now.


[Now, to be fair, the unionist parties can't face that future and are sticking their heads in the ground with respect to the inevitable. Which doesn't help, but Sinn Fein's building of an economic case for a UI - to the public BOTH sides of the border - is utterly non existent.]
Sorry I've seen this now a few times and its simply not true. Sf have been calling out for the ground work to be done. This is not SFs sole responsibility either, and to be honest its better that it's not for the necessary buy in. Both FF and Fg repeately come out with the nonsense along othe lines of "now is not the time to discuss it" or other such phrases. Now is certainly the time to be discussing it and all major parties on this island should have serious input and discussion in to this. Obviously the unionist ones won't want to engage but their input should be constantly sought. The current government in the South should have a working group already on this, but no surprise they don't. But you and others lay the blame at SF for not doing more on this? I don't get that thought process at all. I am not a shinner, I would certainly like to see them do more on the groundwork of what a new Ireland would look like, regarding the economy, education etc etc, but as far I can see they are only party looking at it. And like I alluded to earlier, that is actually a problem, for it to work and have buy in it has to be seen as a collective effort from right across all the relevant institutions in Ireland.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 06, 2022, 03:43:39 PM »
Don't understand the animus towards the SDLP from 'nationalists' on this board, most of their representatives seem thoroughly decent sorts.

This.  I'd be giving them a vote ahead of Sinn Fein that's for sure.

To be fair there’s plenty of animosity for SF on here as well. People will have differing views on different parties.
The candidates all seem decent but what is it the party represents? As loads of ones on here have said the constant sf bashing is off putting. It's not "shinnerbots" saying that.

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: May 05, 2022, 02:06:25 PM »
If City win nothing  then it's an absolute flop of a season. Pep would not be very popular with the owners. Tbh I am not sure he will be after last night anyway. I dunno about tradition - Pep almost always seems to find a way to lose these big european games. They were maybe unfortunate in parts too but that doesn't mask the lack of character shown in extra time.

There are big question marks over Pep at this level.  He has underachieved with Bayern and City. City should never have allowed themselves to have been beaten by Chelsea last year.

Tradition creates belief.  How else can we explain Liverpool in 2005, 3 nil down against a far superior team.  There's no way Liverpool would have had the belief or power of will to come back from that if the club's history didn't factor in the players' minds.  Same for Man U in 1999.
Just on this bit, what about the tradition of their opposition, surely they would negate each other?

TBH I think its a fascinating topic regarding the psychology of tradition in sport. I know what BCB1 is on about, and I think it can be a huge variable in GAA. In professional sport its obviously there as well, but Im not sure to the same extent, and what games it effected and what ones were just pure luck, is hard or next to impossible to know. Man City at the top level have been round for a very short time. They will win one in the next few years Id imagine.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 05, 2022, 12:06:44 PM »
My bet is there could be another election later on in the year.


and the same people will get voted in again

and again and again and again ad infinitum

it's like the voters there are stupid or something  :-[
In your view who should everyone be voting for up here?

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:58:20 PM »
So was getting rid of the away goals rule a good idea?
For defs

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The hyperbole is unreal.

Yes Derry were very good, yes Tyrone have been poor, especially today, hiwever I think rumours of Tyrone heading for the wilderness and a Derry dynasty are a little overstated. .
the fear is strong in you it is

Fear of what?
Poor joke. No one thinks Derry, especially Derry fans, is heading towards any sort of dynasty. Just funny to see Tyrone ones fearing that out come even though its a fantasy

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The hyperbole is unreal.

Yes Derry were very good, yes Tyrone have been poor, especially today, hiwever I think rumours of Tyrone heading for the wilderness and a Derry dynasty are a little overstated. .
the fear is strong in you it is

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McKinless has been unreal

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McShane a diving hoor!

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: April 30, 2022, 05:12:10 PM »
Unionists have always seemed to be a bit wiser to this than nationalists. Anyone plumping for one party is a tool
Yeah a lot of people don’t realise that you can vote all the way down I think.
Big time. We were chatting about this the other week in the house, and only my da and one of my older brothers knew to do or that you could vote more than 3. The rest all intelligent people but hadn't a clue about it. Same amongst the mates.. Might also go somewhat to explaining that stat about sf voters being the least likely to transfer. Should political reps be explaining that better?

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General discussion / Re: Irish passport
« on: April 13, 2022, 11:26:54 AM »
Anyone know the process of fast tracking an irish passport?

The better half is having issues at the moment where she applied months ago (january) and there has been no update on the website.  We are heading away at the end of May and things are getting to tight at this stage. 

Also we are going to Spain, whats the rules around Covid?
We were the same waiting on a renewal for one of the kids. Applied in Jan no update on the website. Wife phoned the other day, and they had sent out an email ages ago that went to her spam that was missed and since auto deleted. They had requested the long birth cert. Why they need that for a renewal fcuk knows?? Long and short of it, ring them to find out as we didnt receive a call, though I have heard other people in the same boat have. With regards to fast tracking the passport, I don't think that option exist anymore but I stand to be corrected on that one. Hope ye get sorted in time.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: April 05, 2022, 06:34:19 PM »
Aontú are doing better south of border so far, up to 3%. , ahead of PBP(Brexiteers-AI party btw) and same as greens in latest poll. We have a lot of work to do north due to the battle SF v DUP
Fear other than the abortion stance, where does Aontú differ from SF regarding policy?

Why does that matter? Other than Westminster how does SF differ from SDLP
Well I thought it would matter quite a lot for a party trying to win voters over from another. I asked you as I was genuinely interested to know, and I thought from your post above you were more than just a voter and an active party member and would be able to tell me of any policy differences.
Regards your point about the SDLP and SF, I would see the SDLP as more light touch with regards to the constitutional question. SDLP ones might argue against that but that's how I see it as a voter. They are probably a bit more torwards the centre on other issues than SF as well.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: April 05, 2022, 04:38:33 PM »
Aontú are doing better south of border so far, up to 3%. , ahead of PBP(Brexiteers-AI party btw) and same as greens in latest poll. We have a lot of work to do north due to the battle SF v DUP
Fear other than the abortion stance, where does Aontú differ from SF regarding policy?

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