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Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« Reply #570 on: January 11, 2017, 08:33:39 PM »
Turns out legislation is in place for mitigating measures for the bedroom tax.


Another OG by Paul Givan claiming the legislation wasn't passed in time.
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« Reply #571 on: January 11, 2017, 09:02:56 PM »
Talk about shutting the door after the horse has bolted with this inquiry call :D :D

Arlene comes across as one of those incompetent managers who is always fire fighting, never proactive, always appearing busy to do anything for you, snappy if you ask them anything and like the incredible hulk if you point the finger.

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« Reply #572 on: January 11, 2017, 09:46:01 PM »
Listen lads, when the snow comes tomorrow, Fermanagh will be a green island in the desolate whiteness. Arlene has ensured a warm feeling throughout her constituency.
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« Reply #573 on: January 11, 2017, 09:55:57 PM »
Talk about shutting the door after the horse has bolted with this inquiry call :D :D

Arlene comes across as one of those incompetent managers who is always fire fighting, never proactive, always appearing busy to do anything for you, snappy if you ask them anything and like the incredible hulk if you point the finger.
She gave her main interview this week to the Impartial Reporter.
Very provincial.  She refused an inquiry and only yielded when it was too late. Very shortsighted.
And she had to apologise to La Mon.....
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Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« Reply #574 on: January 11, 2017, 10:00:07 PM »
Talk about shutting the door after the horse has bolted with this inquiry call :D :D

Arlene comes across as one of those incompetent managers who is always fire fighting, never proactive, always appearing busy to do anything for you, snappy if you ask them anything and like the incredible hulk if you point the finger.

Clearly it's too late to avoid the collapse of the assembly but now that Arlene is gone, I really do not understand why SF would not now let an independent and public investigation into the RHI go ahead.  Surely there could have been a reasonable investigation that was not being dictated by the DUP. What have they got to lose?  Arlene is trying to take the moral high ground and by not letting it go ahead SF are leaving themselves open to accusation of wasting money in the meantime and having something to hide themselves.  Arlene will throw it up at every opportunity now. 

And another thing, why are SF so intransigent about going to an election without even any effort of talks in advance?  its not as if the main players in talks post an election are likely to change dramatically as a result of such an election.  Are they just themselves a bit of time ?

I don't think either SF or DUP have come out of the last few weeks with any great credit.  If the SDLP and UUP cannot make some hay out of all of this, they will never come back.
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Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« Reply #575 on: January 11, 2017, 11:25:05 PM »
There is too much going on within SF and this has allowed Adams to come back to the fore unmoderated by McGuinness. Nothing in their actions suggests a coherent approach to the situation in the Executive.

SF would not join a vote of no confidence against Foster that would have gone down well with electorate but now are willing to pull down the government.

SF produced a draft programme for government along with DUP and sent it out for consultation.  It contained to reference to the Irish Language Act but now this is an issue for them.

They could exact a lot from DUP via immediate talks as neither SF or DUP wants an election but the issue is being pushed by SF forces beyond its MLAs.

M O'Neill has now been pushed to the forefront as the spokesperson and lead negotiator. 

Interesting article and comment from Ed Maloney

Both would take precedent over Arlene and her tricks, methought….”
Mick Fealty on 11 January 2017

Okay, so for the awkwardness around this whole election thingee, I’m going to leave it up to Ed Moloney to say what needs to be said about the real reasons for the departure of Martin McGuinness.

When I watched McGuinness on the BBC’s website yesterday afternoon my overwhelming thought was that this man isn’t quitting because he is fed up with Arlene Foster, the DUP and their little scheme to enrich their farmer friends (at least those with large empty sheds to heat), although I am sure he is.

No, my thought was that this man wants to go home to be with his family for his last days in this world. McGuinness is a devout Catholic, the sort who daily wears a scapular – so I am assured – and so he would also want to make peace with his God, something that promises to be an interesting exercise. Both would take precedent over Arlene and her tricks, methought.

Call me cynical but I have had more than two decades of dealings with Martin McGuinness’ comrades and so my second thought, based on that toilsome experience, was that what we were seeing was another Provo bunco game designed to make us believe the unbelievable.


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Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« Reply #577 on: January 12, 2017, 09:03:31 AM »
What has the north come to that they're lionising McGuiness. The sooner the reigns of power is wrested away from his generation on both sides of the divide the better for everyone.

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« Reply #578 on: January 12, 2017, 09:06:46 AM »
What has the north come to that they're lionising McGuiness. The sooner the reigns of power is wrested away from his generation on both sides of the divide the better for everyone.

And given to Paul Givan for example?

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« Reply #579 on: January 12, 2017, 09:29:20 AM »
Givan has reinstated the Liofa bursaries, saying he has now found the money!

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« Reply #580 on: January 12, 2017, 09:49:23 AM »
What has the north come to that they're lionising McGuiness. The sooner the reigns of power is wrested away from his generation on both sides of the divide the better for everyone.

If you don't possess the basic levels of vocabulary and grammar required to form a simple sentence correctly don't expect that your opinion on complex matters will be given much weight.

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Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« Reply #581 on: January 12, 2017, 10:10:40 AM »
Givan has reinstated the Liofa bursaries, saying he has now found the money!

DUP are in panic mode.  I wouldn't be surprised if they throw Foster under the bus before an election.

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« Reply #582 on: January 12, 2017, 10:11:01 AM »
Givan has reinstated the Liofa bursaries, saying he has now found the money!
Lots of plámásing all of a sudden. I don't think HMG wants an election
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Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« Reply #583 on: January 12, 2017, 10:13:44 AM »
I don't think they are panicking, nor will they ditch Arlene unless something comes out of the wood work. They are still a party split into at least two factions Paisley/Dodds. I think Ian go is biding his time to seek revenge. As for McGuinness without him and Adams we would not be where we are today.

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Re: Arlene and The Renewable Heat Incentive
« Reply #584 on: January 12, 2017, 10:16:39 AM »
DUP knows that an election brings and end to its immediate access to the emergency brake of the petition of concern to prevent criticism by others or motions it does not want.  It will be returned with less than 30 seats and it will still require 30 signatures for a petition of concern that it can easily muster with its 34 seats.