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Jim Bob

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Re: The SDLP
« Reply #360 on: September 14, 2019, 12:17:26 AM »
Margaret Ritchie to enter the lords. Jesus wept, I know the SDLP are sore at having no MP's and I know that she has technically resigned. But HTF on principle can any Irish Nationalist join the lords?

Hardly a surprise;




Margaret still taking the soup.

Typical stoop. Brits wave a wee bauble or bit of ermine their way and they're bowing and scraping. A failed politician who claims she will represent nationakists in Lords. She can fcuk right off

And when Martin dined with Mrs Windsor and the Chief off Staff of the Parachute regiment your thoughts were...........?

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Re: The SDLP
« Reply #361 on: September 14, 2019, 05:23:49 AM »
Margaret Ritchie to enter the lords. Jesus wept, I know the SDLP are sore at having no MP's and I know that she has technically resigned. But HTF on principle can any Irish Nationalist join the lords?

Hardly a surprise;




Margaret still taking the soup.

Typical stoop. Brits wave a wee bauble or bit of ermine their way and they're bowing and scraping. A failed politician who claims she will represent nationakists in Lords. She can fcuk right off

And when Martin dined with Mrs Windsor and the Chief off Staff of the Parachute regiment your thoughts were...........?

Keep your enemies close?

I hope she will be a strong voice for us Irish living in the six counties occupied by the British, unlike Gerry Fitt
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Re: The SDLP
« Reply #362 on: September 14, 2019, 07:15:14 AM »
Margaret Ritchie to enter the lords. Jesus wept, I know the SDLP are sore at having no MP's and I know that she has technically resigned. But HTF on principle can any Irish Nationalist join the lords?

Hardly a surprise;




Margaret still taking the soup.

Typical stoop. Brits wave a wee bauble or bit of ermine their way and they're bowing and scraping. A failed politician who claims she will represent nationakists in Lords. She can fcuk right off


Hardly typical.  Second in nearly 50 years to go to the HoL.  I'd presume many more were offered.

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Re: The SDLP
« Reply #363 on: September 14, 2019, 09:06:02 AM »
suddenly shaking the queen’s hand is actually what the war was about achieving.
Shaking someone's hand in a spirit of reconciliation and "moving on" is a bit different than swearing allegiance.
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Re: The SDLP
« Reply #364 on: September 14, 2019, 09:14:54 AM »
Margaret Ritchie to enter the lords. Jesus wept, I know the SDLP are sore at having no MP's and I know that she has technically resigned. But HTF on principle can any Irish Nationalist join the lords?

Hardly a surprise;




Margaret still taking the soup.

Typical stoop. Brits wave a wee bauble or bit of ermine their way and they're bowing and scraping. A failed politician who claims she will represent nationakists in Lords. She can fcuk right off


Hardly typical.  Second in nearly 50 years to go to the HoL.  I'd presume many more were offered.

There were indeed sdlp members offered over the years, but they choose to abstain from this house of parliament and not represent Irish nationalism.

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« Reply #365 on: September 14, 2019, 01:47:11 PM »
Margaret Ritchie to enter the lords. Jesus wept, I know the SDLP are sore at having no MP's and I know that she has technically resigned. But HTF on principle can any Irish Nationalist join the lords?

Hardly a surprise;




Margaret still taking the soup.

Typical stoop. Brits wave a wee bauble or bit of ermine their way and they're bowing and scraping. A failed politician who claims she will represent nationakists in Lords. She can fcuk right off

And when Martin dined with Mrs Windsor and the Chief off Staff of the Parachute regiment your thoughts were...........?

Keep your enemies close?


Ah Jaysus. I‘ve  heard some good excuses in my day but that one takes the biccie

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Re: The SDLP
« Reply #366 on: September 15, 2019, 09:53:09 AM »
There is a massive difference between Martin McGuinness going toWIndsor Castle/Meeting the Queen and Margaret Ritchie going to the Lords.
Martin McGuinness had absolutely nothing whatsoever to gain personally from doing what he did. In fact, he had a lot to lose within his own constituency of The Creggan and the Bogside. He did it because he took his role as DFM very seriously and genuinely wanted to undertake confidence building measures to sustain the peace process. This, like many other risks he took were not reciprocated by the DUP and so the Assembly fell.

Margaret Ritchie going to the Lords - Money, red leather and the nice feel of ermine. Same as Austin Currie who went to FG, Mark Durkan who did the same and Gerry Fitt.

 I cannot think of one cause, d’écrire or need within Ireland that could be advanced by her heading to the House of Lords. It is an even more ridiculous place than the House of Commons.   

Durkan adored the pomp and ceremony of Westminster. He fully embraced it. Got involved in the minutiae of legislation and was apparently ‘a great parliamentarian’.  He is an exceptionally able man, granted.