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T Fearon

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Pacts in the North.
« on: April 25, 2017, 10:49:04 PM »
Seems like the tribes cannot even agree themselves internally on candidates and which constituencies to step aside from etc.Another example of the utterly failed philosophies of unionism and nationalism and the splits therein.

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Re: Pacts in the North.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 10:51:13 PM »
Brilliant. Another thread about the North.

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 11:12:33 PM »
Brilliant. Another thread about the North.

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 11:16:44 PM »
The greens have sunk the antibrexit alliance. Disapointed. I know bailey instead of mcdonnell in south belfast is not a bad idea but they couldnt honestly believe the sitting MP would step aside when he gets triple their vote. Dont know why they couldnt let bailey go for north belfast or something. The abortion talk is pish i thought the pact was about brexit if it was about other issues then why discuss pact in the first place. Still i back them over Alliance. Alliance claiming they entered a nationalist sectarian pact. The fact the greens and possible independents involved means alliance are talking shite. My respect for them has dropped significantly in the last few days.

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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 11:44:47 PM »
The greens have sunk the antibrexit alliance. Disapointed. I know bailey instead of mcdonnell in south belfast is not a bad idea but they couldnt honestly believe the sitting MP would step aside when he gets triple their vote. Dont know why they couldnt let bailey go for north belfast or something. The abortion talk is pish i thought the pact was about brexit if it was about other issues then why discuss pact in the first place. Still i back them over Alliance. Alliance claiming they entered a nationalist sectarian pact. The fact the greens and possible independents involved means alliance are talking shite. My respect for them has dropped significantly in the last few days.

As you say, neither Alliance nor the Greens come out of this with any credit. Alliance for characterising it as a nationalist pact, when it was their refusal to join that made it so and the Greens for a gratuitous comment about abortion, which would be decided in Stormont anyway and where allowing the DUP get elected would not be lead to any different outcome. It is sad that civic society has not managed any sort of anti Brexit gathering of any sort, that you cannot oppose Brexit just because SF happen to be in against it.
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« Reply #6 on: Today at 06:20:04 AM »
Seems like the tribes cannot even agree themselves internally on candidates and which constituencies to step aside from etc.Another example of the utterly failed philosophies of unionism and nationalism and the splits therein.
It is par for the course in the UK at the moment. The Tories and the Unionists wont address how potential dangerous Brexit is. The referendum opeed a Pandora Box.
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 09:51:44 AM »
Seems like the tribes cannot even agree themselves internally on candidates and which constituencies to step aside from etc.Another example of the utterly failed philosophies of unionism and nationalism and the splits therein.

Its as bad across the water. The pro Brexit Tories will win lots of seats even though there will be a majority voting against them in many constituencies
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 09:54:10 AM »
Alliance get most of their votes from unionist strongholds
Any pact with nationalist would swing a lot of their vote back over to unionist I would have thought
It's the only reason I can see

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« Reply #9 on: Today at 10:22:20 AM »
Naomi Long will most likely win East Belfast.  IMO David Forde could win in East Londonderry, North Belfast, South Belfast, Upper Bann or North Down if his manifesto committed to ensuring a single market with the Republic of Ireland.  SF and SDLP could probably live with that.  Any word on where Claire Sugden is standing? Your constituency will always be DUP.