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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:32:35 PM »
Same old story.

Chat about reviving democratic institutions out of one side of our mouths and then playing electoral gains to keep themmuns out of South Belfast from the other. Absolute nonsense.


The only nonsense is the constituency with the highest remain vote in NI is represented by a cnut.

The constituency is represented by the democratic winner on the basis of the electoral system in place. Whether she's a **** or not (she clearly is) is moot.

It's the 21st century. People talk of moving on and a brighter future and all that but are hypocritically blinded when it comes to the idea that electoral pacts are by definition anti democratic.

If the majority of Nationalists in South Belfast wanted a Nationalist MP they should've went out and voted Alasdair McDonnell. It's rather quite simple.

Was Alasdair a social democrat or just a member of the SDLP?

Are you asking me? I don't know. Keen to find out more about his skeletons though. Being a doctor he probably has at least one skeleton alright.

Well certainly SF played a pretty dirty campaign last time leaking all sorts of accusations against McDonnell. No idea if they were true or not but nothing to this day has come of them. McDonnell surprisingly increased his vote share despite the smear campaign last time unfortunately the UUP vote collapsed and all nice moderate Unionists decided to vote for the bigot DUP just to keep a taig out

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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:08:02 PM »
Same old story.

Chat about reviving democratic institutions out of one side of our mouths and then playing electoral gains to keep themmuns out of South Belfast from the other. Absolute nonsense.


The only nonsense is the constituency with the highest remain vote in NI is represented by a cnut.

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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: February 10, 2019, 08:49:14 AM »
MLA Claire Hanna seems to have deleted all SDLP mentions from social media, where next for what seems like a very competent politician?

Alliance Party.

Alliance party would be extremely risky. They already have ex uup Bradshaw as an mla they wont get enough votes for 2 even with Hanna bringing some personal vote with her. Likewise an independent is risky for the same reasons. All academic since stormont isnt going to be up and running again anytime soon. I think Hanna made the mistake of being so vocal. Fair play to her for sticking to her principles but she has kind of cornered herself  she could have just said she wasnt happy and left it at that. It could be yrs if ever before sdlp candidates have to stand under FF banner.

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:55:12 AM »
I enjoyed BR but don't understand why the timeline was so messed up along with a whole load of stuff that never happened. Did it really add to the story?

What didn't happen? Novice here when it comes to the history of Queen.

Quite s bit. How Freddy joined the band was made up. The EMI guy was complete fiction. How Freddy quit the band - news to me. Freddy got diagnosed with aids on the eve of band aid several years before he was actually diagnosed. It was probably all to add to the drama but the guy a a pretty eventful life without making up a whole lot of stuff. Many other weird things eg when certain songs came out. The order was all wrong can't even think why they did that.

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:29:43 AM »
I enjoyed BR but don't understand why the timeline was so messed up along with a whole load of stuff that never happened. Did it really add to the story?

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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: January 25, 2019, 09:51:35 AM »
The SDLP are being whacked from both sides. Firstly there has been a big drift to SF a) because SF became more acceptable post GFA and b) as a response to the ever more entrenched unionist electorate backing the DUP and their antics.
Secondly the Alliance party, since overly unionist Allardice left as leader they have become a lot more neutral as opposed to previously pro UK. A move which has resulted in them getting a number of pale green votes from previous SDLP voters. Recent research shows Alliance draw the majority of their votes from the catholic community background something confirmed at the the last euro election when the transfers were broken down.
Nationalism needs a second all Ireland party. If pbp or the green party had any wit about them they could have really exploited the SDLP's perilous position but instead they continue to dance around the constitutional question. This SDLP/FF arrangement is underwhelming. It makes a mockery of FF's promise to contest elections in 2019 some 5 yrs ago. Its also a problem for SDLP who have a green and red wing. Its a risk I think is worth taking though to stop the rot. The Irish labour party are at rock bottom and offer nothing so that really just left FF as a possible partner. The big loss in all this will be Clare Hanna who is one of the more capable politicians and probably had their best chance of winning back a Westminster seat as she would have got a broad coalition of votes to beat pengelly something MacDonnell used to have until people realised he was a bit of a bollox

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 22, 2019, 02:24:09 PM »
He did but in a nice soft spoken Cork way.
I presume Poland is still a net beneficiary of EU funds.
the brits have been trying to separate individual countries from the EU herd in order to wangle some movement on the backstop
but Barnier is very solid

Diarmuid Ferriter

" Much of the commentary in the UK still fails to understand our motivation in seeking to avoid a hard border on this island Ė the welfare of those living in the North, and the maintenance of peace on the island. "

And even beyond that as Fintan O'Toole expressed well on Clare Byrne, Brexit without a backstop will devastate the agricultural industry in Ireland, as how could you stop a lorry load of hormone injected beef from entering at Larne and then crossing the border thereby introducing lower and questionable standards into the Irish market and putting our own sizable beef exports at risk. I see the EU commission have just come out and said there will be a hard border in the event of a hard brexit. Of course, there will. And there will be a hard border in a Brexit without the backstop. And really the Brits or DUP do not care about the economic consequences for Ireland.

But they won't be the ones enforcing it will be their cry. The DUP will be loving this outbreak.

Yes but hard brexit with any sort of border and its game over for NI in the UK according to actual recent polls and not the flawed crap the DUP seem to want to believe. The DUP are playing high stakes poker with a pair of 2's against a full house and are not even bluffing.  At least if they folded they would save some dignity but nope its all in for Arlene and co.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:43:09 PM »
Zebo seems to imply there was  racist comments coming from the crowd. Cant believe it myself but if true then thats disgracefull

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:06:51 PM »
Your reference is a twitter feed of Durkan being ridiculed for claiming its not an oath but an affirmation. Here is Ritchie as I mentioned earlier

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pndH-BP0B-g

And before i get accused of being a shinner. I vote for SDLP in SB. For the record Durkan was one of the best MP's and has been replaced by a complete tool

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:33:42 PM »
Sf's 7 mps would have zero influence in the commons. The SNP have 35 and did have over 50 and what exactly has that done for them?

With a few Tory abstentions 7 would be the clincher
None of the Shinner objections make sense. They donít have to swear loyalty to the Queen. SDíP didnít.
They could build political relationships with sympathetic Scottish, Welsh and Labour politicians.
They are stuck in a trap they built for themselves.
SDLP have sworn the oath. I remember seeing Margaret Ritchie doing it. At least Tony Benn crossed his fingers behind his back when doing it lol

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:16:48 PM »
Sf's 7 mps would have zero influence in the commons. The SNP have 35 and did have over 50 and what exactly has that done for them?

No and neither do the Lib Dems or Labour, in fact nobody should be arsed turning up. Sure it's all about the votes anyway. Just let the government run ahead with whatever they want to do. Some tits on here who've zero understanding of how Parliament works.

Name calling, classy enough said

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:01:34 AM »
Sf's 7 mps would have zero influence in the commons. The SNP have 35 and did have over 50 and what exactly has that done for them?

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:59:19 PM »
Luck is such a quality QB but tonight he has been f@cking awfull along with just about all the other colts. The fool that was gyrating in front of the official needs to be thrown off the team. Sometimes the rugby lads give away brain dead penalties but these guys bring it to a new level.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:47:12 PM »
Hillarious that guy made freddie flintoff look good lol

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: December 22, 2018, 11:05:40 PM »
The chisora whyte fight has been great so far

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