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armaghniac

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Brokenshire to resign?
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:24:41 PM »
Brokenshire is quitting, for health reasons, apparently.
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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 12:29:18 PM »
in for surgery in a couple of weeks  for a lung "blemish / tumour " it is reported.

irrespective of creed or colour most wouldnt wish anyone ill health

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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 12:46:12 PM »
Ah he was a paper tiger, done absolute zero in his time here! In a way a perfect blend to our home bred useless politicans! Threats to bring in london rule; cut thier wages etc: done none of that! Too nice for the job required! In saying that; wise him all the best health wise!

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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 06:12:11 PM »
Karen Bradley MP replaces him. Anyone heard of her?
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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 06:18:34 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/08/cabinet-reshuffle-whos-in-whos-out

Out: James Brokenshire
The timing of James Brokenshire’s departure from his post as Northern Ireland secretary couldn’t be worse, coming just two days before the first anniversary of the collapse of power-sharing at Stormont. His resignation on health grounds was an early blow to Theresa May but it is also a setback for Northern Ireland, which is at yet another critical stage in its history.

Northern Ireland has in the past been seen as either a wilderness or a poisoned chalice for incomers to the office, but it is now one of the most critical posts in the cabinet, with the Irish border one of the trickiest issues in the second phase of Brexit talks. Brokenshire, who celebrated his 50th birthday on Sunday, was considered a stabilising force, carefully walking the thin political tightrope after his predecessor Theresa Villiers, whose open support for Brexit divided the remain-voting region.

An MP since 2005, he was a loyal supporter of Theresa May with whom he worked at the Home Office, and he was able to play a key role in keeping the Brexit talks intact after an 11th-hour intervention by the DUP threatened to scupper a deal last month.

He also had a good working relationship with Ireland’s foreign minister Simon Coveney and his predecessor Charlie Flanagan.

Critics say the passing of one Stormont deadline after another showed Brokenshire’s lack of influence in talks, but the death of Martin McGuinness undoubtedly left a hole in leadership on the nationalist side, with Sinn Féin struggling to get its voice heard in Westminster at a time when the DUP’s confidence and supply agreement had put them in the corridors of power.

After discovering a lesion on his right lung that requires surgery, Brokenshire said he would not be fit enough to give the energy that Northern Ireland requires. His successor faces huge challenges against the clock.

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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 06:24:08 PM »
Karen Bradley MP replaces him. Anyone heard of her?

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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 06:29:47 PM »
Karen Bradley MP replaces him. Anyone heard of her?

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Right, let’s trick her into attending a Gaelic football match and have her stand for our national anthem.
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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 07:01:27 PM »
Karen Bradley MP replaces him. Anyone heard of her?

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Who is a woman nowadays.
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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 07:10:15 PM »
Karen Bradley MP replaces him. Anyone heard of her?

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Right, let’s trick her into attending a Gaelic football match and have her stand for our national anthem.

Even better, get her to try to sing it, like John Redwood's attempt years ago at the Welsh rugby match.

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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 09:47:36 PM »
Karen Bradley MP replaces him. Anyone heard of her?

Hard to believe she could be any worse than JB.

There is a real need for a Mowlan style head knocker.

If she is in any way serious about the job she needs to be based here, pull MLA, ministerial and SpAd wages and kick off direct rule. Do all the normal stuff re setting up all party talks at EuroDisney or wherever but let the parties know that they don't get their rattles back until they start to deliver

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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 09:51:54 PM »
First and foremost....is she one of us or one of them?

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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 09:52:57 PM »
First and foremost....is she one of us or one of them?

She's a Tory

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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 10:14:38 PM »
First and foremost....is she one of us or one of them?

She's a Tory

Worse than that... she’s an accountant 😜
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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 10:57:14 PM »
First and foremost....is she one of us or one of them?

Ha ha.

Are we gonna have too many women squabbling at the negotiating table vis-a-viz
- Karen,
- Snarlene,
- Michelle,
- Leo,
- Naomi

Whoops. There might be a doubt about one of the above.
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Re: Brokenshire to resign?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 10:58:06 PM »
First and foremost....is she one of us or one of them?

Ha ha.

Are we gonna have too many women squabbling at the negotiating table vis-a-viz
- Karen,
- Snarlene,
- Michelle,
- Leo,
- Naomi

Whoops. There might be a doubt about one of the above.

That's harsh on snarlene