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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Dublin4 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:06 pm

Still FG in leafy D4?
Not quite. FG lost a seat in the constituency that contains D4.

Everyone forgets that there are two communities in that postal district. it's not just the leafy suburbs but also working class flat complexes, old docklands and council houses that make up D4. Places that play football only, not rugby.

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Shan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:17 pm

Arra come on D4. Nobody forgets that but there's no fun in the truth.
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Post by HwoodMike2umate » Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:12 pm

Apparently Corbyn partly blaming you know who on what is officially DAY 5031. Simply ridiculous.
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Post by jean valjean » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:15 pm

HwoodMike2umate wrote:Apparently Corbyn partly blaming you know who on what is officially DAY 5031. Simply ridiculous.
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Post by Jackie Brown » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:19 am

Corbyn is a dyck. Starting to think he's the biggest Tory in England
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Post by justinr73 » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:23 am

I think that leaves shooting Jill Dando as the only thing he’s never been accused of.

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Post by UlsterNo9 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:50 pm

Does anyone know what day of the week it is please?

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by big mervyn » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:55 pm

It all boils down to "is midnight the day or the marra?".

Technically, I think it's neither :lol:
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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by solidarity » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:07 pm

I can see a logic that says that socialist Sinn Fein will disagree with capitalist DUP about what to do now. And the health of the people as a whole versus guarding the economy could easily produce a different point of balance. What gets my goat is the DUP using the cross community veto shamelessly. It was never meant for situations like this.

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Post by solidarity » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:10 pm

It looks like brinkmanship is at the heart of how we do our politics. This is a hopeless way to do things. Actually, I think the consociational structure of Stormont has outlived its usefulness. We need to go to a straightforward government / official opposition. No single party can command a majority so some sort of coalition will be inevitable. If only we could get a decent Alliance party and a decent Labour party.

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Post by Bobbievee » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:57 pm

Solids
Spot on
This convoluted system that we have was designed for a purpose to have power sharing at any cost to get SFin government and stop their provisional wing. But is has proved to be unworkable as a system of strong government and decision making , and covid response needs both. Not sure that simple majority will ever see the day here, and the prospect of Direct Rule must enter the options again. 5 party consensus is impossible and too slow for most issues.

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by WestDr » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:53 am

Bobbievee wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:57 pm
Solids
Spot on
This convoluted system that we have was designed for a purpose to have power sharing at any cost to get SFin government and stop their provisional wing. But is has proved to be unworkable as a system of strong government and decision making , and covid response needs both. Not sure that simple majority will ever see the day here, and the prospect of Direct Rule must enter the options again. 5 party consensus is impossible and too slow for most issues.
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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Jackie Brown » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:34 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:47 pm
Kingspan have released a full statement.
I can't see actual culpability trickling down to them, but some mud will stick and they will be associated with the disaster. It will cause them some damage.
I wonder will Ravenhill be called Ravenhill again soon enough.

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Snipe Watson » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:46 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:34 pm
Snipe Watson wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:47 pm
Kingspan have released a full statement.
I can't see actual culpability trickling down to them, but some mud will stick and they will be associated with the disaster. It will cause them some damage.
I wonder will Ravenhill be called Ravenhill again soon enough.

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Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Post by Jackie Brown » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:52 pm

Even if found innocent I assume they will be ditched. It's the Ulster way.
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