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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: March 30, 2021, 03:55:12 PM »
Read the report from the PPS. It's only 9 or 10 pages.  It lays out pretty clearly why they couldn't proceed with prosecutions.  The PSNI didn't follow their own best practice.  The same regs that restricted funerals to 30 people also gave an exemption on numbers for funerals.  The regs that restricted numbers attending the funeral mass also allowed as many people as wanted to go to a funeral mass as long as they social distanced.  The law was badly written, confusing and even contradictory.   That's why they can't be prosecuted, they would have a pretty air tight defence.  SF didn't know that, of course.  It was a coincidence that the regs were a mess on that particular day. They still made fools of everyone. 

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: March 30, 2021, 03:18:09 PM »
Clearly now the Covid regulations are in the bin. No one can be seriously thinking about obeying them now. The police and the PPS have lost all authority. The game is up.

The regulations just at the time of the Storey funeral were a bit vague, and not capable of being enforced.

This is more or less it.  New regs came in on 29 June.  Someone must have noticed they were unclear as they were tidied up on 2 July.  Storey funeral was on 30 June, so on that day there were contradictory regs about attendance at funerals, cemeteries and requiem masses.

Is it then acceptable for a party of government to either exploit those regulations given they knew they were unclear and needed "tidied up" Or did SF just go against them? Regardless of what the regs said exactly this took place in the middle of a pandemic.

You might be over thinking this a bit or giving SF a too much credit for being clever.  The PSNI need to take a lot of the flak here.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:57:36 PM »
Clearly now the Covid regulations are in the bin. No one can be seriously thinking about obeying them now. The police and the PPS have lost all authority. The game is up.

The regulations just at the time of the Storey funeral were a bit vague, and not capable of being enforced.

This is more or less it.  New regs came in on 29 June.  Someone must have noticed they were unclear as they were tidied up on 2 July.  Storey funeral was on 30 June, so on that day there were contradictory regs about attendance at funerals, cemeteries and requiem masses.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:52:37 PM »
Clearly now the Covid regulations are in the bin. No one can be seriously thinking about obeying them now. The police and the PPS have lost all authority. The game is up.

PPS have released a statement giving the reasons for this decision.  It's worth a read.  However it will not fill you with confidence regarding the competence of politicians, police or civil servants in NI.

Basically on the day Storey was buried the regulations were unclear and contradictory.  SF and the Storey family had kept the PSNI aware of the details of the funeral for a number of days before hand.  At no stage did the PSNI point out that these arrangements might break Covid regs.  This was against PSNI protocol.  No prospect of a conviction.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:01:31 PM »
PPS rules there will be no prosecutions over Bobby Storey's funeral.  My deepest condolences go to Stephen Nolan and the BBC...

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: December 10, 2020, 10:25:02 AM »
Only reading up on Rossi's stats this morning and always though he was more prolific to be honest.  Didn't play a lot of games in his career and retired early.  What happened to him?  Did he have injuries or did his powers just wane earlier than normal.  He would have only been around 30 at the 1986 world cup.

He was banned for two years after a match fixing scandal.  Missed Euro 80 because of this.  I think he had only played a month or so when selected for the 82 World Cup squad.  He was a controversial choice for the squad.

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General discussion / Re: The Christmas Thread
« on: December 09, 2020, 09:39:40 AM »
Thanks everyone.

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General discussion / Re: The Christmas Thread
« on: December 08, 2020, 01:26:06 PM »
Heading up to Belfast at the weekend.  I've tried to avoid Amazon and the big chains so far, and buy as much 'local' stuff as poss. Any recommendations for a good independent bookshop in the Belfast area?  Ideally would like to pick up a few books for herself and two 'children' in their 20s.

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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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