Hope LCFC go down after this.
The biggest Cinderella story of all time and 9 weeks later he is gone.
Was he in a Christmas Panto??
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As for Brexit, you're right, it could and hopefully will, backfire on them big time ..
Be careful what you wish for. Regardless if they get punished, we're all in this together now and a backfire is on us all.
Oh dont get me wrong .. I certainly dont wish for Brexit .. the opposite actually as I agree it will be awful for Ireland, North & South .... However, "if" Brexit is set in stone, then I hope the feck it backfires on them big time re the union which is seemingly "all" they care about ...They'd rather risk being horribly poor and in the sh1t & uber British than well off and out of the union.... That idiot McCauslands comments last night prove this .. as if we didnt know already..
A couple of points. The Adams remarks were framed in a ham fisted way that meant they could be misconstrued, typical of Adams scoring an own goal. Taken in context he was talking about unionist intrangience and a refusal to deal with nationalists on an equal basis. His remarks in that context less the swearing would not have been too far from the thoughts of many nationalists. Like wise Guildernews remarks apart from being crude in expression are on the money, Foster needs to learn humility and manners and O'Neill should be taking shite from her.
I have said ad nauseam that Unionists and voting Unionist in particular do not want equality, OWC can only exist on their terms and claims from the Stoops, Alliance, PbP, Greens etc that they will make a difference are nonsense, a vote for them dilutes the nationalist vote and puts Forster firmly in charge. Only when unionists accept that they must co-exist with the rest of us in equality can a vote for these smaller parties begin to make a difference.
The Irish News carried out a survey of the level of Irish speaking among election candidates. Only 7 considered themselves "fluent" (5 SF and 2 SDLP) and a further 7 were "nearly fluent" (5 SF, 1 SDLP and 1 Alliance - fair play Colm Cavanagh!). Roughly half had no Irish at all. But the most interesting comment is from Newry & Armagh Alliance candidate Jackie Coade. Ms Coade grew up in Cork and responded that she was "discouraged from speaking Irish when she moved to NI" The question is...by whom??
BTW the possible answers to the survey were: Fluent: Nearly Fluent: Conversational: Some Words & Phrases: None
As a rough guide two candidates who have A-Level Irish described their level as "Conversational"
Dont let the truth get in the way of a good old rant.
Oh dear, after how he lambasted SDLP and others for trying to keep the RHI scheme open longer while boiler owners completed their installations and applications for RHI support, it looks like Conor Murphy was in the same boat:
Good stuff - thank for the info - must not have registered with me as I skimmed along the team.
Couple of tight games there alright - anyone know the rest of the scores?
Great win for St Marys at the weekend - any Antrim lads in their team/squad?
Appointing a SPAD convicted of murdering an innocent schoolgirl isn't in the same galaxy -Didn't Sinn Fein appoint Mary McArdle as a SPAD?
Daithi McKay involved in coaching Bryson at the Nama inquiry. Maybe not as bad as the DUP but as a joint government the both of them have failed to deliver.
"Maybe" not as bad .... Its not even in the same galaxy !!
and didnt Daithi McKay resign .. FFS
If the Shinners had been involved in a 1/10 of what the DUP had there would have been all hell to pay ... and their vote would certainly have suffered..
So in other words call the Act a Bill?Irish Language Billy.
Listening to some of the discussion about this, I wonder would there be a half-way house on this?
Putting Irish as an official language and all that goes with that (right to courts through irish, all government publications in Irish etc.) is definitely expensive and aimed at a very small minority in a practical sense.
Maybe funding towards language development and a formal recognition in law that Irish is part of Northern Ireland's history and identity would reflect the important of Irish to so many people?