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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: November 23, 2020, 01:39:55 PM »
Scenes in Belfast this weekend getting a bit of airtime. Can only imagine what it will be like mid December when everything re opens....

Im sort of lost on what people want at this stage?

Open, shut, open and shut or what?

They want Tazering.

followed by a good boot up the hole.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 23, 2020, 01:37:21 PM »
Continuing rumours about Nissan in Sunderland, at the very least they are putting serious pressure on the British.
https://twitter.com/NickGibbs/status/1330850414917455873

didn't Theresa May give them a massive bung to stay in Sunderland a few years ago?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: October 31, 2020, 04:44:08 PM »
West Tyrone MLA Catherine Kelly has now gone!

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: October 30, 2020, 03:43:58 PM »
Letís face it, the money was going to be kept unless this was uncovered

Yep, how they thought they'd get way with this is the hard bit to believe.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: October 30, 2020, 03:35:15 PM »
It's not surprising that LPS made a few f**k ups here.  They were under pressure to get money out quickly and the system prob wasn't as tight as it should have been. IIRC they used the rating list from 2018-2019, so McCallion was still an MP then and prob still had an office. As far as LPS were concerned the property was still occupied.  If you paid your rates by DD you automatically got the payment.
McCallion has admitted that the money went to a personal joint account with her husband that she used to claim expesnes as an MP.  This suggests that her name was down as the ratepayer for that property.  This might be OK since MPs are elected as individuals and not members of a political party.  That's why Wee Nic Sturgeon couldn't force that SNP MP to resign.  So she as an individual rents the office (from SF?), puts her name down as the ratepayer (again that's OK). i'm no expert but I don't think you have to be a trading business to get Small Business Rates Relief.  So she could have easily explained getting the money in the first place. 

Her big mistake was thinking that no one would ever cop on.  I hope she hasn't spent it.

Just wait til they audit the furlough scheme.  Nolan will be on 24hrs a day!

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: October 29, 2020, 04:16:06 PM »
So the £10k went from LPS to McCallion and her husband's joint personal bank account?  That raises more questions!

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: October 29, 2020, 04:08:54 PM »
By NI standards this is a fairly big move by Mary Lou.  She obviously knows that the form in NI is that no one resigns!  Quite clear McCallion has been sacked.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: October 28, 2020, 01:46:18 PM »
I'd say that's absolutely the case with Nolan & his source.

I would imagine there is a fair chance other political parties as well as vacant buildings / dormant companies etc who have a rateable value will have received payments - that's the nature of the scheme & the speed at which it was setup.

The issue boils back to why they weren't paid back sooner as they'll absolutely have known the funds have been received in error.

Yes, quite why SF didn't pay them back sooner is the story.  These grants were paid out in April & May if i remember right.

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Thats gas. Here is me thinking we are where we are because the Antrim County Board faked H&S documents wheras soccer and rugby did it right.
I'd think this is an example of what they call misinformation these days.  Pretty serious charge against the Antrim CB too?

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: October 28, 2020, 12:53:22 PM »
Is this thread a bit late in taking off this year?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: October 28, 2020, 12:50:41 PM »
BBC reporting two things
1) The £30k was repaid by SF on Monday of this week
2) The DfE says that 452 payments were erroneously made by LPS and 70 have been repaid.

Nolan talked about his Stormont source.  Someone in the civil service has noticed these payments to SF and gone to Nolan with the story?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: October 14, 2020, 12:23:52 PM »
Absolutely ridiculous. Hospitality businesses have been shafted here. Probably the most controlled environment outside of a hospital. What youíll get now is just more house parties and domestic social gatherings which are virtually impossible to police on a wide scale.

Thatís why the off licenses should close. To stop drinking/parties at home.

If they said offies were closing on Friday for 4 weeks the queues would be forming now.

Give them no notice then. Just announce it at 7am with immediate effect.

That could unite Catholic, Protestant and Dissenter onto the streets.  A revolution by midday!

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: October 14, 2020, 12:15:03 PM »
Absolutely ridiculous. Hospitality businesses have been shafted here. Probably the most controlled environment outside of a hospital. What youíll get now is just more house parties and domestic social gatherings which are virtually impossible to police on a wide scale.

Thatís why the off licenses should close. To stop drinking/parties at home.

If they said offies were closing on Friday for 4 weeks the queues would be forming now.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: October 14, 2020, 11:06:13 AM »
Do hotels come under 'hospitality'?

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General discussion / Re: Northern Ireland The Centenary of OWC
« on: August 14, 2020, 02:29:48 PM »
Herself is the epitome of a middle class, middle of the road, very small 'n' nationalist.  SDLP voter all her life, calls this place NI, happy enough with the status quo (up until 23 June 2016, at least), clapped the NHS on Thursdays etc.  She burst out laughing in my face when I asked her would she be interested in any events to commemorate/celebrate 100 years of the existence of NI.  Her exact words were "What is there to celebrate?".  I suspect this will be the reaction of the vast majority of non-unionists.

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