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    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 19th Jul 18, 10:10 AM
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    Honour in NI's Politicians?
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    • 19th Jul 18, 10:10 AM
    Honour in NI's Politicians? 19th Jul 18 at 10:10 AM
    Hi All,

    In light of the latest political scandal involving Ian Paisley who is showing no signs of resigning, I wonder if our local politicians have any honour? It is rare for one to resign when their standards fall short of parliamentary requirements, why is this the case?

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    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 23rd Jul 18, 8:23 AM
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    Looks like Paisley's vote will hold or even increase in North Antrim if he stands in a bi-election, the mind boggles.
    • guiriman
    • By guiriman 23rd Jul 18, 10:04 AM
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    Jim Allister could stand against him, not like there's much to do at Stormont these days
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 23rd Jul 18, 11:44 AM
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    Jim Allister could stand against him, not like there's much to do at Stormont these days
    Originally posted by guiriman
    Good idea.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 23rd Jul 18, 7:21 PM
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    Allister never comes close to Paisley in any election.
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 23rd Jul 18, 8:10 PM
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    Allister never comes close to Paisley in any election.
    Originally posted by Cotta
    Allister however is not indisputably corrupt. Paisley is.

    I see paisley isn't "going to go quietly into the night". Does this mean he'll be going on a first class flight to a five star hotel?
    Last edited by qwert yuiop; 24-07-2018 at 11:13 AM.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 24th Jul 18, 11:26 AM
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    Paisley appears to be as safe as houses.

    As a Unionist I fear the damage almost weekly scandal from the DUP is doing to the Union.
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 24th Jul 18, 11:44 AM
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    Paisley appears to be as safe as houses.

    As a Unionist I fear the damage almost weekly scandal from the DUP is doing to the Union.
    Originally posted by Cotta
    Following the property crash of a few years ago, we all know how unsafe houses are. I'm hoping he's that safe.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • Coolhandluke
    • By Coolhandluke 24th Jul 18, 4:08 PM
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    Let's all get signing the petition to get the ball rolling...... If only we could.
    Seems the 30 day ban is to be implemented.
    • BigAl94
    • By BigAl94 24th Jul 18, 5:15 PM
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    The long term divided factions within the DUP will now split, the Paisley era is firmly over. Exit Sammy, Ian, and a small number of others.
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 24th Jul 18, 5:37 PM
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    The Fall of the House of Paisley. I hope so.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • RikM
    • By RikM 24th Jul 18, 7:09 PM
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    Paisley appears to be as safe as houses.

    As a Unionist I fear the damage almost weekly scandal from the DUP is doing to the Union.
    Originally posted by Cotta
    Um. Is that humour? Because I can't think of many things which are worse for the "Union" than the DUP...
    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 24th Jul 18, 8:32 PM
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    Um. Is that humour? Because I can't think of many things which are worse for the "Union" than the DUP...
    Originally posted by RikM
    Sort of but there must be some decent politicians within the DUP?
    • Ticked
    • By Ticked 24th Jul 18, 8:57 PM
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    Sort of but there must be some decent politicians within the DUP?
    Originally posted by Cotta
    Well, I’m no lover of politics or politicians, but I believe Jeffrey Donaldson to be honourable. He has assisted us beyond our expectations.
    • guiriman
    • By guiriman 25th Jul 18, 8:14 AM
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    Allister never comes close to Paisley in any election.
    Originally posted by Cotta

    Long-term no, but by-elections can be funny things. They could vote Jim in to make a statement knowing it'll be for less than four years (maybe less than one the way the Conservatives seem to be going) then revert to type (DUP) at the next general election.
    • BigAl94
    • By BigAl94 25th Jul 18, 8:34 AM
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    Then there's this ongoing issue https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/electoral-commission-probes-paisley-dinner-cash-1-8514795
    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 25th Jul 18, 9:25 PM
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    Paisley is one dirty piece of !!!!. A disgrace!!!

    Uses the bible to manipulate his bible belt voters, he is utter scum.
    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 25th Jul 18, 9:37 PM
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    They need to be clear whether they believe it was acceptable for one of their MPs to be actively lobbying on behalf of a regime that carried out mass murder, war crimes and gross human rights abuses
    Cheap shot from Michelle O’Neill. So it is not acceptable to lobby on behalf of a regime which was responsible for mass murder, war crimes and gross human rights abuses. But it is acceptable for her own MPs and MLAs to have carried out mass murder, war crimes and gross human rights abuses. Apparently.
    Northern Ireland club member No 382
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 26th Jul 18, 7:59 AM
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    Cheap shot from Michelle O’Neill. So it is not acceptable to lobby on behalf of a regime which was responsible for mass murder, war crimes and gross human rights abuses. But it is acceptable for her own MPs and MLAs to have carried out mass murder, war crimes and gross human rights abuses. Apparently.
    Originally posted by Money_Grabber13579
    The Kneecappers and Shunters social club never had any credibility on these matters and that sort of remark fools nobody. Paisley and his ilk however have been banging their drum of moral superiority and fundamentalist Christianity since at least 1951. Whatever happened to that boring "love your neighbour" bit? Seemed to get dumped somehow.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 26th Jul 18, 10:27 AM
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    If only the DUP and SF could both be wiped from existence...
    • BigAl94
    • By BigAl94 26th Jul 18, 10:32 AM
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    If only the DUP and SF could both be wiped from existence...
    Originally posted by Zola.
    And those who vote for them.
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