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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #180 on: May 13, 2019, 03:22:43 PM »
Six county Euro poll.

SF 27.2%
DUP 20.2%
SDLP 13.1%
UUP 11.8%
Alliance 11.3%
TUV 8.5%
Green 4.6%
Unionist for Brexit 1.7%
Ind Morrice 1.4%
Con & Ind McCann 0.1% each
If at first you don't succeed, then goto Plan B

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #181 on: May 13, 2019, 03:51:51 PM »
So it's " Us"40.4, "Them" 42.3 "Neither" 17.3.
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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« Reply #182 on: May 13, 2019, 04:47:39 PM »
SF 27.2% Jesus wept. Martina Anderson isn't even credible as a person never mind a politician.

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« Reply #183 on: May 13, 2019, 05:00:40 PM »
SF 27.2% Jesus wept. Martina Anderson isn't even credible as a person never mind a politician.

Did you not get the memo about all the good work she's doing in Brussels opposing Brexit ??

It's their stock answer for anything to do with it... "Oh well Martina Anderson is doing blah blah f**k all"

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« Reply #184 on: May 13, 2019, 05:08:24 PM »
Just heard today that someone who couldn't even get re-elected in the recent Council elections has now been co-opted & promoted to replace an MLA,  who had stepped down to become a councillor. You couldn't make it up! Shows a certain contempt for the whole election process.

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« Reply #185 on: May 13, 2019, 05:39:20 PM »
Just heard today that someone who couldn't even get re-elected in the recent Council elections has now been co-opted & promoted to replace an MLA,  who had stepped down to become a councillor. You couldn't make it up! Shows a certain contempt for the whole election process.

Who?

armaghniac

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« Reply #186 on: May 13, 2019, 06:10:43 PM »
So it's " Us"40.4, "Them" 42.3 "Neither" 17.3.

That is the modern NI, except the next election will be us 41% them 41% and neither 18%.
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« Reply #187 on: May 13, 2019, 09:56:34 PM »
Just heard today that someone who couldn't even get re-elected in the recent Council elections has now been co-opted & promoted to replace an MLA,  who had stepped down to become a councillor. You couldn't make it up! Shows a certain contempt for the whole election process.

I understand why co-option exists but it is also abused- quite cynically by some parties

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« Reply #188 on: May 13, 2019, 10:03:28 PM »
Just heard today that someone who couldn't even get re-elected in the recent Council elections has now been co-opted & promoted to replace an MLA,  who had stepped down to become a councillor. You couldn't make it up! Shows a certain contempt for the whole election process.

Who?

Maoilisa McHugh from Castlederg.
Owen Roe O'Neills GAC, Leckpatrick, Tyrone

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #189 on: May 13, 2019, 10:03:55 PM »
Six county Euro poll.

SF 27.2%
DUP 20.2%
SDLP 13.1%
UUP 11.8%
Alliance 11.3%
TUV 8.5%
Green 4.6%
Unionist for Brexit 1.7%
Ind Morrice 1.4%
Con & Ind McCann 0.1% each

Completely frightening the degree of a lead of SF and DUP. The 2 candidates are difficult to find the words to describe. Letís hope there is a candidates debate.

Hard to know who would get the third seat but you would have to think Long would get the most transfers

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« Reply #190 on: May 13, 2019, 10:08:36 PM »
SF 27.2% Jesus wept. Martina Anderson isn't even credible as a person never mind a politician.

Did you not get the memo about all the good work she's doing in Brussels opposing Brexit ??

It's their stock answer for anything to do with it... "Oh well Martina Anderson is doing blah blah f**k all"
Too true
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« Reply #191 on: May 14, 2019, 12:59:15 AM »
The bar is set pretty low when it comes to politicians here so I donít see what the obsession is with Martina Anderson other than a bit of old fashioned Sinn Fein bashing? Theyíre all pretty shite as individuals and politicians, she definitely doesnít have the monopoly in the department

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« Reply #192 on: May 14, 2019, 08:06:16 AM »
What I find sad is that 20+ years after the GFA the majority of voters are still voting for the two extremes....green or orange. I canít see it changing any time soon.
Local council elections here in England were being hailed as if the people had risen up so to speak and given the two main parties a reality check......the sad reality is come a general election.....you have blue or red.
Iím certainly done with voting.

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« Reply #193 on: May 14, 2019, 08:28:46 AM »
SF 27.2% Jesus wept. Martina Anderson isn't even credible as a person never mind a politician.


She was fighting a war while you were hiding under your bed.

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« Reply #194 on: May 14, 2019, 09:14:18 AM »
The bar is set pretty low when it comes to politicians here so I donít see what the obsession is with Martina Anderson other than a bit of old fashioned Sinn Fein bashing? Theyíre all pretty shite as individuals and politicians, she definitely doesnít have the monopoly in the department

There is no obsession. There is an interest in her because she is a candidate in an election and therefore as a democrat and one of the incumbents she is inviting assessment of her track record.

Martina Anderson may not have a monopoly on ineffectiveness but she commands at least her fair share. What Iím trying to establish is what capabilities, attributes and achievements does she possess that would lead an individual to vote for her over say Morrice or Long? Or do people deliberately vote for a less capable candidate? What would the motivation for that be. Unionists who vote dogmatically are frequently labelled blinkered and bigoted on this forum.

The other reason for assessing Anderson is because of Marty34ís convincing Hurlers on the Ditch thesis which means only Anderson and Dodds can be assessed