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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: November 21, 2019, 10:07:32 AM »
Mick Fealty hates SF so much that anything he writes about them should be discounted. His recent article and subsequent interview on Nolan this morning were car crash stuff. Even Nolan telling him he was talking crap about SF getting an easy ride. He was just completely out of his depth. A clown

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 06, 2019, 08:13:58 AM »
He probably does but I can't access his site from the states. Would anyone mind posting up the odds of the constituencies?

FST
SF 8/15
UUP 11/8

N Belfast
DUP 4/6
SF EVS

S Belfast
SDLP 2/9
Alliance 7/2
DUP 6/1

E Belfast
DUP 8/13
Alliance 5/4

Foyle
SDLP 4/6
SF 11/10


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General discussion / Re: Quinn Insurance in Administration
« on: November 06, 2019, 08:09:10 AM »
Shocking stuff in this show.

4 things.

This was not about protection money.  Our resident peddlers of that myth can shut up anytime.  The attackers repeatedly asked him to resign his position and (I canít really believe what Iím about to type...) carved the letters QIH into his chest with a stanley knife.

Itís unlikely that SQ will ever make any inroads into the business again... and rightly so.

If he did, I wouldnít buy as much as a brick from that company. (Not that heíd care much Iím sure, but fcuk him)


There are those in the local community who know the score here but are keeping their mouths shut.

No-one would. This attack has completely screwed up any chance of Quinn getting back, and also tainted his legacy amongst many who would have supported him. This was an obvious outcome, even for these knuckleheads, so it is really hard to see the precise motivation. Perhaps it is just as simple as revenge, but it surely couldn't have been aimed at reinstating Quinn, for any action like this instantly made that impossible.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 05, 2019, 02:16:58 PM »
Course they have, in an attempt to draw a false equivalence. Such a bigoted rag

I dont think its a false equivalence. You support McLean dropping his head, you cant criticise Mannus standing respectfully.

But the Telegraph seems to be contriving a story where none exists. The south seems to he far more mature, as if thats news.

Its the Belfast Telegraph - it isn't reporting a story, its trying to create one. Its aimed at trying to get a reaction from northern nationalists.

Also, Alan Mannus deserves no criticism - he is entitled to do whatever he wants (within reason), as is anyone in a similar situation, more power to them. However, drawing parallells with James McClean (which is the point of the story) is a false equivalence, and will be until the Irish army act in Larne similarly to how the British army acted in Derry.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 05, 2019, 08:25:21 AM »
Course they have, in an attempt to draw a false equivalence. Such a bigoted rag

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 30, 2019, 09:18:24 AM »
The 11+ was a shocker by Sinn Fein. The ultimate outcome seems to have been more exams, and more diverse exams, thereby creating a natural advantage for wealthier families who can afford to pay for additional tuition.

The reasoning was sound, and was to cut out the very advantage you've suggested, amongst other things. That it has been circumvented doesn't change the fact that SF tried to do what I think was the right thing in the first place - albeit I don't know the in's and out's of the circumvention, if action can be taken there, or if it should have been foreseen and dealt with pre-emptively (which seems likely).

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 23, 2019, 08:55:44 AM »
The old enemy  ::)

Its the Irish govt who are getting it, accompanied by cries of republicans having been rewarded for threatening violence.

I do think at this point its sabre rattling when there still is a chance of it having some effect, and hopefully when Brexit sorted it will settle into something more constructive (working class loyalism needs representation, take on the DUP at the polls), but there will undoubtedly be some eejits who'll seek to cause trouble, and as soon as they do, Bryson et al should be lifted for incitement.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:11:32 PM »
Shocking intervention. But sure as long as no-one on the teams disagreed  ::) Whats the point of having rules if some lad with an ego can just overwrite them when he feels like it? They all signed up to it, if they need changed (and I'm not a fan of the rule), then there's a process to do that, the same process that set them. Unbelievable to see him striding in to call a halt  :-[

I wouldn't be great at reading between the lines, however I am guessing you are not a fan of our County Chairman, are we sure it was a solo decision i.e. did he ring anyone in CCC to discuss first?

I've no real knowledge of him - my view is based on last night, possibly coloured by some of the videos he has put up in the past. Regardless of who was involved in any conversation, it beggars belief that they could have been watching an ongoing competition, and decided it was within their remit to call a halt to it.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 27, 2019, 03:14:31 PM »
Shocking intervention. But sure as long as no-one on the teams disagreed  ::) Whats the point of having rules if some lad with an ego can just overwrite them when he feels like it? They all signed up to it, if they need changed (and I'm not a fan of the rule), then there's a process to do that, the same process that set them. Unbelievable to see him striding in to call a halt  :-[

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: September 17, 2019, 01:35:57 PM »
Sky light years ahead

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 04, 2019, 10:33:42 PM »
You do understand a Time limited backstop = no backstop?
Thatís amazing  :o

A no deal means no backstop right now.

A 5 year NI only backstop means a backstop for 5 years, with option to extend. That gives the time to do a proper deal, where politics is pushed to the side and social and commercial interests are to the fore.

This is pointless. Read up on why a time limited back stop isnít an option. Its fact, not opinion. Read up on Brexit when youíre at it.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 04, 2019, 09:13:45 PM »
You do understand a Time limited backstop = no backstop?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 04, 2019, 05:38:11 PM »
My theory. Boris has no majority anymore and wants an election, preferably with Brexit sorted. DUP now no use to him. Surely the sensible thing is go for NI only backstop put that through parliament then when heís done that and can leave with a deal by 31 October, go for election

NI only backstop, but with a timelimit, say 5 years, is the obvious answer that everyone would eventually sign up to. (Even DUP could claim that as a win if they get a timelimit imposed). The 5 years (extendable if all sides agree) would give opportunity to do a new trade deal between EU and UK, such that no border would be required on our island.


There can't be a time limit on the backstop. It ceases to perform its (very necessary) purpose if there is. 'Even DUP....' nothing - they'd rip your hand off for it! And are on record as saying so.

Of course there can be a timelimit.

Insisting on a timelimit for the backstop means there ends up being no backstop at all (i.e. No Deal).

5 years gives time to move away from political nonsense and deal with social and commercial interests where nobody actually wants a border so a proper deal can be done.


The border issue and the necessity for the backstop arises because there is no solution as yet as to how a seamless border can be maintained. And until such time as it can, the backstop must remain in place, or a deal struck between the UK and EU such that there is no regulatory difference, and hence a seamless border. If you time limit it, it is utterly worthless, and serves no purpose whatever - the UK can just let the clock run down and do what they want. You say no-one wants a border - that may sound true when the tories say it, and they may even mean it, but they want a lot of things a lot less, including retaining current arrangements with the EU. A hard border here is of little consequence to them, or the DUP, and they'd cerrtainly have no issue letting any backstop run out without any better arrangements in place before pursuing their brexit utopia free of the last of the EU shackles

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 04, 2019, 09:16:58 AM »
My theory. Boris has no majority anymore and wants an election, preferably with Brexit sorted. DUP now no use to him. Surely the sensible thing is go for NI only backstop put that through parliament then when heís done that and can leave with a deal by 31 October, go for election

NI only backstop, but with a timelimit, say 5 years, is the obvious answer that everyone would eventually sign up to. (Even DUP could claim that as a win if they get a timelimit imposed). The 5 years (extendable if all sides agree) would give opportunity to do a new trade deal between EU and UK, such that no border would be required on our island.


There can't be a time limit on the backstop. It ceases to perform its (very necessary) purpose if there is. 'Even DUP....' nothing - they'd rip your hand off for it! And are on record as saying so.


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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 02, 2019, 01:51:12 PM »
No oath.

https://twitter.com/markdurkan/status/1067124640164864001?lang=en

Well that solves one mystery - you don't read what you post  ;D

see first response to that tweet, outlining what the affirmation is  ::)

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