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Owen Brannigan

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #135 on: May 05, 2019, 06:17:13 PM »
Eastwood could do a fine job, but Long is more likely to be elected.

Long will get transfers from many of the other candidates.  Eastwood wouldn't get many from SF and none from unionists. The race will be to be for the third place and then await transfers as the bottom candidates are eliminated.

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« Reply #136 on: May 05, 2019, 08:15:53 PM »
Eastwood could do a fine job, but Long is more likely to be elected.

Long will get transfers from many of the other candidates.  Eastwood wouldn't get many from SF and none from unionists. The race will be to be for the third place and then await transfers as the bottom candidates are eliminated.

I think you are correct. Under previous management UUP offered the hand of friendship to SDLP. Young Colm rejected it. His entitlement to the benefit of the doubt was zeroised at that point. The 3rd seat absolutely needs unionists votes. Eastwood wonít get them. Any vote for Colm is a vote for someone 100% guaranteed not to get elected. Fact

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« Reply #137 on: May 05, 2019, 08:33:28 PM »
My transfer will be going to alliance now I think after the antics of the sdlp ones in ballymena when SFs Patrice hardy was eliminated. Plus I really believe Naomi will outpoll Colm and thus has a better chance of getting the 3rd seat.

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« Reply #138 on: May 05, 2019, 08:36:35 PM »
Stoops little merger with FF doesn't seem to have worked like they would have hoped. They are dead in the water.

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« Reply #139 on: May 05, 2019, 08:41:00 PM »
The true colours of alliance neutrality would come if there was a border poll they claim to be remainers so would they campaign to stay in eu as part of an all ireland?

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« Reply #140 on: May 05, 2019, 08:43:36 PM »
What was the crack with Claire Hanna standing beside her SDLP hubby for a pic, when he got re-elected? Can she not make up her mind whether she's in or out?

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« Reply #141 on: May 05, 2019, 09:09:59 PM »
What was the crack with Claire Hanna standing beside her SDLP hubby for a pic, when he got re-elected? Can she not make up her mind whether she's in or out?
Claire decided she quite liked her husband and wanted to support him. Iím with you on this. Itís hugely controversial

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« Reply #142 on: May 05, 2019, 09:11:02 PM »
My transfer will be going to alliance now I think after the antics of the sdlp ones in ballymena when SFs Patrice hardy was eliminated. Plus I really believe Naomi will outpoll Colm and thus has a better chance of getting the 3rd seat.
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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #143 on: May 05, 2019, 09:12:06 PM »
The true colours of alliance neutrality would come if there was a border poll they claim to be remainers so would they campaign to stay in eu as part of an all ireland?
I'd imagine they'd take no position on it and would let their members vote as they see fit.
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« Reply #144 on: May 05, 2019, 09:13:13 PM »
The true colours of alliance neutrality would come if there was a border poll they claim to be remainers so would they campaign to stay in eu as part of an all ireland?

Some Alliance members would vote for the Union. Some would vote for UI. Likewise some voters will vote for the Union and some for UI. It will confuse only the simplest of minds

Owen Brannigan

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #145 on: May 05, 2019, 09:24:36 PM »
What was the crack with Claire Hanna standing beside her SDLP hubby for a pic, when he got re-elected? Can she not make up her mind whether she's in or out?

Claire Hanna is still an SDLP member and campaigned in the local elections for SDLP candidates.  She resigned from her spokesperson role but did not quit as an SDLP MLA.

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« Reply #146 on: May 05, 2019, 09:30:42 PM »
The true colours of alliance neutrality would come if there was a border poll they claim to be remainers so would they campaign to stay in eu as part of an all ireland?

Some Alliance members would vote for the Union. Some would vote for UI. Likewise some voters will vote for the Union and some for UI. It will confuse only the simplest of minds

In the same way that some SF and SDLP members and voters will vote for a UI and some will not even though both parties have policies to have a UI.

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #147 on: May 05, 2019, 09:40:50 PM »



The true colours of alliance neutrality would come if there was a border poll they claim to be remainers so would they campaign to stay in eu as part of an all ireland?


Some Alliance members would vote for the Union. Some would vote for UI. Likewise some voters will vote for the Union and some for UI. It will confuse only the simplest of minds

Is Naomi a good ride?

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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #148 on: May 05, 2019, 10:04:13 PM »
The true colours of alliance neutrality would come if there was a border poll they claim to be remainers so would they campaign to stay in eu as part of an all ireland?

Some Alliance members would vote for the Union. Some would vote for UI. Likewise some voters will vote for the Union and some for UI. It will confuse only the simplest of minds
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Re: Elections North and South
« Reply #149 on: May 05, 2019, 10:38:57 PM »
What was the crack with Claire Hanna standing beside her SDLP hubby for a pic, when he got re-elected? Can she not make up her mind whether she's in or out?

Claire Hanna is still an SDLP member and campaigned in the local elections for SDLP candidates.  She resigned from her spokesperson role but did not quit as an SDLP MLA.

Doesn't attend party group meetings - is that not the case? So it's up for debate as to exactly what her status is. Looks like she resigned from the Assembly Group,  but remains an ordinary party member. Confusing to say the least.
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