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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: December 14, 2018, 09:47:42 PM »
Good result for Ulster tonight. Good season from billy burns and he can force his way onto the Ireland squad.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 13, 2018, 02:02:33 PM »
peoples vote is the only way to get a consensus on this!

There was a peoples vote.

That's what got us into this mess in the first place.
It is.

It should never, ever have been held.

But conversely, another one is the only real chance of getting out of the mess caused by the first one.

The ref vote was about an idea with no detail and it was supported enthusiastically by most of post industrial N and Mid England.
These people have been shafted for over a generation.

The UK can have a peopleís vote but unless it deals with the despair behind the leave vote the chaos will continue

A popular vote wonít put the genie back in the bottle

https://mobile.twitter.com/Channel4News/status/1071013456948707328
It won't but it at least offers a way out of the mess.

What else does?

The genie should never have been let out of the bottle.

The UK system is inherently unsuited to referendums, especially a referendum between the status quo and unicorns in the sky.

To be honest, the UK electoral system is a total shambles. First past the post and single seat constituencies are an abomination. The UK political system is scarily similar to the US system in that first past the post leads to polarisation. It dismisses nuance and dismisses a large swathe of public opinion by offering only a binary choice.

What has happened in the Tory party is very similar to what has happened in the US Republican party. The lunatics have taken over the asylum. That would likely not have happened in a PR system as the lunatics would have been in a different party.

For all its faults, the Irish electoral system is far superior.

The main advantage of the FPTP system is to keep the likes of the BNP out of the commons but when you have Tories then happily going into power with the DUP and all their baggage it makes you wonder.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:03:32 PM »
How does PJ go from huge English talent to complete disaster..........

Beyond useless........

If i was an average player earning 3million a year for the last 7/8 years then I would probably not bother myself too much either. A heck of a lot of these guys dont have the hunger to improve once those fat pay cheques start coming in

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:36:32 PM »
Alleged extracurricular activity with an assistant to another assembly member, not a unionist MLA by the way. Heard this from several different sources.

Sure simpson was caught red handed and the rumours about IJP and ELP are rife so whats the problem? or is it because he did it with one of themmuns lol

Depends if the assistant was male or female though...

Yes true for the DUP that would be an issue and I guess if its a bloke from the themmuns then it is double trouble for them. Jeez is there anyone left in the DUP not hiding anything.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:05:21 AM »
Alleged extracurricular activity with an assistant to another assembly member, not a unionist MLA by the way. Heard this from several different sources.

Sure simpson was caught red handed and the rumours about IJP and ELP are rife so whats the problem? or is it because he did it with one of themmuns lol

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:00:25 AM »
Heard someone on the radio earlier saying that anyone talking about a border poll should learn the lessons of the Brexit poll - make a decent plan before asking people to vote!
Correct, I have not seen any plan from either SF or SDLP that would get me to vote for a UI, and I consider myself a republican, small r. I'd abstain.

In the past a UI was going to upset the status quo and take a big plunge into the dark. Brexit kind of reverses things. A UI will be a lot closer to the status quo and brexit is now the plunge into the dark. A UI poll needs a lot of prep and planning but at the same time it offers an escape route from the brexit chaos

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:16:02 AM »
Hamilton has been a naughty boy behind the scenes and is in the doghouse. It may be that.
i heard he was a remainer and didnít think Brexit was a good idea
Thatís why he is sidelined on this

He has definitely been a naughty boy.

Do tell as I thought Simon was about  the only normal one with no scandal

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:16:30 PM »
Set the reminder on the TV Folks . . .

Ian Paisley facing new questions over luxury Maldives holiday

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-46530569




Cant wait. Shame the unionist population keep voting the c&nts in no matter what.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:50:18 PM »
Sammy Wilson has just said on C4 News that the backstop proposal as it is currently proposed will lead to reunification of Ireland.

Of course, as per the Times poll last week the backstop will not lead to the immediate reunification of Ireland, as 65% of people supported it and there was not a big demand for a border poll if there was a backstop.
Of course, if there was no deal then support for Irish unification was 55/42, so Sammy and his mates had better get some sort of EEA proposal going.

Faha has analysed the most recent poll and the figures are interesting and very uncomfortable for gammon sammy. Sammy is actually correct the May proposal has UIvUK in a referendum at 50/50. The only problem for Sammy and the DUP is it rises to 60/40 pro UI if his no deal wet dream happens. The only thing that secures the union is if we go back 3 yrs and forget this sorry mess ever happened. Do that and support for UI collapses to 33%. Which really makes you wonder what the fook are the DUP playing at.

https://bangordub.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/eu-withdrawal-agreement-and-a-border-poll/

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:21:16 PM »
Watched Question Time last night and it was dominated by Brexit talk and all that with one lad (think he was Boss of Wetherspoons) pushing hard for a no deal Brexit as a solution and not once was the border in NI mentioned as a sticking point.
The common garden variety Brit really doesn't have a clue about this place.

The guy is from Northern Ireland so should know better but is obviously of the flegger mentality

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: November 24, 2018, 01:23:02 AM »
Well in the end i quite enjoyed that. Wouldnt have paid 20$ but seeing it was on sky why not. Flood lit golf looked pretty cool

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 23, 2018, 03:35:40 PM »
Listened to Radio Ulster for a few minutes this morning and there was a business man (Stephen Chestnutt ?) who rang in who supported "No Deal".  He was asked, as a businessman, why he supported a No Deal.

His answer was:
"Because the DUP are telling me to.  As our only elected representatives I trust them to tell me the truth.  They will have our best interests at heart".

I honestly couldn't believe it.  I think in excel that would be known as a "circular reference".

Unfortunately a large number of our population are literally brain dead. Someone was talking about Jim Wilson on Nolan the other night
Jim Wilson is a joke an older version of Jamie but what was worrying was the 2 young educated lads in the debate and the absolute cr@p coming out of them. There is no hope even a large chunk of the youth seem to suck up the DUP guff. The 2 lads must have been cloned from Nelson McCauslands left scrotum.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:46:44 PM »
Ben lowry, Jim Allister and some stuffy idiot tory sums up brexiteers. What a clusterfuck. All they needed was RDE and Seamy Bryson to put the cherry on top.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:56:38 PM »
Any links for the fight tonight

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