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Re: There's an elephant in the room.
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2020, 04:14:36 PM »
Well Snarlene is certainly looking fairly chipper & somewhat more smug than she has any right to be, given her trials & tribulations.

You are not seriously claiming that from that you concluded that the report is being watered down??

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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2020, 04:30:58 PM »
Well Snarlene is certainly looking fairly chipper & somewhat more smug than she has any right to be, given her trials & tribulations.

You are not seriously claiming that from that you concluded that the report is being watered down??

Maybe there are other reasons why she is feeling satisfied? 🤔


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Re: There's an elephant in the room.
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2020, 11:31:34 AM »
https://sluggerotoole.com/2020/01/12/the-orange-orders-complex-relationship-with-the-irish-language/

If that's written by Mick Fealty then at some point it's the Shinners fault.

Interesting to hear Farmer Poots rowing back slightly on the Irish language act this morning with fat boy Nolan in that it was indeed the Presbyterians who were at the forefront to reviving it back in the day.

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Re: There's an elephant in the room.
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2020, 11:51:35 AM »
Interesting that the SDLP avoided Health and the reason given TV yesterday was that the extra money for the Health Service here wasn't guaranteed for the long term.

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Re: There's an elephant in the room.
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2020, 12:12:11 PM »
https://sluggerotoole.com/2020/01/12/the-orange-orders-complex-relationship-with-the-irish-language/

If that's written by Mick Fealty then at some point it's the Shinners fault.

Mick isn't responsible for this one. He does have it in for the Shinners, which is often deserved, although in recent times they've been well behind Arlene's gang.
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Re: There's an elephant in the room.
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2020, 12:34:44 PM »
https://sluggerotoole.com/2020/01/12/the-orange-orders-complex-relationship-with-the-irish-language/

If that's written by Mick Fealty then at some point it's the Shinners fault.

Interesting to hear Farmer Poots rowing back slightly on the Irish language act this morning with fat boy Nolan in that it was indeed the Presbyterians who were at the forefront to reviving it back in the day.

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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2020, 12:39:26 PM »
Colum Eastwood been blindsided by SF already. Good start to cooperation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-51089376

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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2020, 05:06:04 PM »
Colum Eastwood been blindsided by SF already. Good start to cooperation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-51089376

Is anyone surprised. The carve up continues.

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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2020, 09:16:46 AM »
Colum Eastwood been blindsided by SF already. Good start to cooperation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-51089376

Is anyone surprised. The carve up continues.

Carve up? Isn't the concept of the biggest parties having the biggest representation not the whole idea of democracy?

If Colum was so interested in the 'top jobs', why did his party (once again) refuse to take on the Health Ministry, having based their entire campaign around the issue of health?

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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2020, 09:25:49 AM »
Is the Alliance party so devoid of talent that they have to put Naomi in for any and every position they have available? She was made party leader, then became their European election candidate, their East Belfast candidate in the GE and now has taken on their sole Ministerial position.

You have to wonder does she just not trust anybody else? Or is she believing her own hype a bit too much? Or does she or the rest of her party deep down believe they have no other capable representatives beyond her? Or could she be just trying to get into every well paid position she can?

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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2020, 09:46:09 AM »
Its just a big show its all theatre.

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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2020, 10:34:18 AM »
Is the Alliance party so devoid of talent that they have to put Naomi in for any and every position they have available? She was made party leader, then became their European election candidate, their East Belfast candidate in the GE and now has taken on their sole Ministerial position.

You have to wonder does she just not trust anybody else? Or is she believing her own hype a bit too much? Or does she or the rest of her party deep down believe they have no other capable representatives beyond her? Or could she be just trying to get into every well paid position she can?

They have an MP, they won the Strangford seat, she is from East Belfast (Mersey Street) and won the seat of Robinson way back so only natural she went for that seat again, was Lord Mayor and natural candidate to take over the leadership of the party, she speaks very well and comes across as a nice person, how that works in politics is a different matter.

Well paid, what does a Justice minister get these days?
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2020, 10:38:37 AM »
Is the Alliance party so devoid of talent that they have to put Naomi in for any and every position they have available? She was made party leader, then became their European election candidate, their East Belfast candidate in the GE and now has taken on their sole Ministerial position.

You have to wonder does she just not trust anybody else? Or is she believing her own hype a bit too much? Or does she or the rest of her party deep down believe they have no other capable representatives beyond her? Or could she be just trying to get into every well paid position she can?

They have an MP, they won the Strangford seat, she is from East Belfast (Mersey Street) and won the seat of Robinson way back so only natural she went for that seat again, was Lord Mayor and natural candidate to take over the leadership of the party, she speaks very well and comes across as a nice person, how that works in politics is a different matter.

Well paid, what does a Justice minister get these days?

North Down, I presume you ment.

Alliance's hand was forced in North Down when Sylvia unexpectedly stood down as they weren't going to field a candidate there and at that point Naomi was their only real candidate.

Farry is a capable enough individual, but where do they go after that to fill roles?

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Re: There's an elephant in the room.
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2020, 10:46:15 AM »
Well Nordies, Bozo breezed in for the photo shoot, patted MichelleArlene on the heads, says there'll be lots of money and everything will be fine.
Then breezed off without signing any cheques.
I'm sure ye all feel so much better now.
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