Local Election

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
All the leaflets are coming through the door now, does anyone think that SF & DUP will be weakened in this?

I can see DUP being weakened more than SF, but both probably remaining strong as their staunch voters probably will see it as a fearful opportunity for 'them uns'

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  • qwert_yuiopqwert_yuiop Forumite
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    I'm hoping people before profit score well. We could do with some alternative types in stormont.
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  • Mistral001Mistral001 Forumite
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    When the election was announced, I thought that it was going to be just a re-run of all the last elections, but I think now it could be the election which is different to recent ones.

    The UUP and SDLP will do better I think, since they have had continuity of leadership for a while now and seem to be getting their act together as a result of that. Whether that will translate into many if any extra seats or a change in control of the Assembly is a different matter.

    The Greens could do well because of the environmental aspects of the HIT affair.
  • Zola.Zola. Forumite
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    Whats the HIT affair?
    "Save like a pessimist, invest like an optimist" 
    "The purpose of the margin of safety is to render the forecast unnecessary" 
    "The borrower is slave to the lender."
    "Money is not to buy stuff. Money is to buy freedom."
    "Every bit of savings is like taking a point in the future that would have been owned by someone else and giving it back to yourself"
    "Energy flows where attention goes"
  • qwert_yuiopqwert_yuiop Forumite
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    Zola. wrote: »
    Whats the HIT affair?

    The RHI I'd say. HIT are the company who produced bob the builder, RHI are more a fireman Sam affair.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
  • BigAl94BigAl94 Forumite
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    I genuinely despair - there is hardly a one in any of the parties who I would trust to run this country! Although it pains me to say it from a unionist background, I believe an all Ireland solution is the only long term workable option. I always said it would take 3 generations to work through NI issues and we aren't through the first one yet!
  • RikMRikM Forumite
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    Is that "3 generations" as in 60 years, or 3 generations buried (somewhere over 100 years) :)
  • BigAl94BigAl94 Forumite
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    The latter!
  • Mistral001Mistral001 Forumite
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    Zola. wrote: »
    Whats the HIT affair?

    Sorry I forgot the 'S' !
  • belfastgirl23belfastgirl23 Forumite
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    I can't listen to the election campaigning at all. Hearing Arlene Foster trying to worm her way out of corruption charges is had enough and the constant blaming of Sinn Fein and 'it's cos I'm a woman' punchline is even worse. Our own mini Trump in action, even when her name is written across the (hugely costly) mistake she refuses to take responsibility for it. Feels like she's taken unionist politics back 30 years to the message that the only important policy position is to keep the taigs out. I'm just really hoping the electorate don't back her. Admittedly I'm not a natural DUP voter but I had a respect for Paisley and Robinson who at least understood that the role of First Minister had to be about something more than party politics.

    Also on the 'is it cos I is a woman' issue - how come the DUP only sent an election leaflet to my husband? Do they just presume male head of household??

    I'm probably going with the greens this time.
  • baldelectricianbaldelectrician Forumite
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    I have family over there and the lack of decent politics is costing NI dear


    Westminster is rubbing its hands- imagine if both sides teamed up and asked for infrastructure investment (I have seen the roads and the motorway in the city centre that stops at a traffic lights and then goes straight on to another motorway)


    The place is falling about their ears and they cant agree the colour of manure
    baldly going on...
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