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    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 19th Jul 18, 11:10 AM
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    Honour in NI's Politicians?
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    • 19th Jul 18, 11:10 AM
    Honour in NI's Politicians? 19th Jul 18 at 11:10 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?

    Thanks
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    • bingo bango
    • By bingo bango 30th Jul 18, 1:44 PM
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    If Jim Allister is to be believed, then Peter Robinson is only a step away from doing so.......

    Linky to the BT article.
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 30th Jul 18, 6:20 PM
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    If I could make it work, I'd add a link to youtube of bob Marley singing "DUPpy Conqueror" - " I've been accused many times now, wrongly abused now....I'm a DUPpy conqueror."
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 30th Jul 18, 7:15 PM
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    The problem will always be with the respective fear of voters of the big two.

    'I can't stop voting for X because Y will gain more power'. Its so bloody boring and !!!!!.

    Totally agree with Jose on page 3 about career politicians, although the smaller parties have no power to do anything right now anyway.

    WTF is Bradley doing?

    WHY HASN'T THE PAY BEEN CUT??
    • x12yhp
    • By x12yhp 31st Jul 18, 10:54 AM
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    The problem is that NI politics is solely about what is best for 'me'. It is my way, or the highway. That isn't politics.

    Until we start realising that the solution is through mutual compromise - yes, we want to look out for our own goals, but not to the detriment of the whole - we haven't a hope.

    Abolish the executive right now. Start from the floor. Standing parties must have substantial cross community representation. Party officers must have at least a 60:40 split, or similar. For goodness sakes, everything else needs there to be fair hiring policy, how can political parties be exempt from this?
    Always overestimating...
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 1st Aug 18, 3:21 PM
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    Are the dup backing a united ireland or something?
    Originally posted by qwert yuiop
    ...because if they are, they're one up on Mary Lou, who wants a border poll, but doesn't want a border poll.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • BigAl94
    • By BigAl94 6th Aug 18, 6:03 PM
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    This could be interesting https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/invitation-to-popes-mass-in-dublin-for-dups-arlene-foster-37186839.html
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 7th Aug 18, 8:51 AM
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    If she doesn't go, she won't have a leg to stand on? Will she have a lame excuse? She might enjoy the trip, the crack might be good. Etc
    Last edited by qwert yuiop; 07-08-2018 at 9:25 AM.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 20th Sep 18, 7:50 AM
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    Well, the Freebie Presbyterian hangs on. Remarkable that those who can't stand paisley didn't get the vote out to force a recall.
    He's not out of the woods yet - MPs can still force him out.
    I suppose if he survives till the next election he can hope his deceit and corruption will have been forgotten about by then. He might end up running against a former colleague if the dup don't endorse him - and if they do, they're as bad as he is.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • steveymp
    • By steveymp 20th Sep 18, 10:41 AM
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    Well, the Freebie Presbyterian hangs on. Remarkable that those who can't stand paisley didn't get the vote out to force a recall.
    He's not out of the woods yet - MPs can still force him out.
    I suppose if he survives till the next election he can hope his deceit and corruption will have been forgotten about by then. He might end up running against a former colleague if the dup don't endorse him - and if they do, they're as bad as he is.
    Originally posted by qwert yuiop
    An election would of been a waste of time and money in North Antrim anyway, he would of stood and won yet again at further cost to us as tax payers

    The entire green and orange 'democracy' we have here is a joke, but it will never change

    Another 20 years to do here myself before pension, then off to Scotland to retire in peace.
    I am trying, honest very trying according to my dear OH
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 20th Sep 18, 2:02 PM
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    An election would have been a waste of time and money in North Antrim anyway, he would have stood and won yet again at further cost to us as tax payers

    The entire green and orange 'democracy' we have here is a joke, but it will never change

    Another 20 years to do here myself before pension, then off to Scotland to retire in peace.
    Originally posted by steveymp
    I'd like to see the blaggard run as an independent and lose ignominiously, but sadly it may all be forgotten about by then.

    Scotland? Why would you move to somewhere where the weather is worse than here, there's an even more pointless sectarianism and you have to listen to wee Nicola whining endlessly about the Toarrries? Sorry, that's almost as unreasonable as voting for Paisley.
    If I'm leaving, it'll be to somewhere that offers an advantage over here. How about Switzerland or the West Indies? Now I see that written, I must check it out.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • steveymp
    • By steveymp 21st Sep 18, 11:16 AM
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    I'd like to see the blaggard run as an independent and lose ignominiously, but sadly it may all be forgotten about by then.

    Scotland? Why would you move to somewhere where the weather is worse than here, there's an even more pointless sectarianism and you have to listen to wee Nicola whining endlessly about the Toarrries? Sorry, that's almost as unreasonable as voting for Paisley.
    If I'm leaving, it'll be to somewhere that offers an advantage over here. How about Switzerland or the West Indies? Now I see that written, I must check it out.
    Originally posted by qwert yuiop
    Mmmm West Indies does sound nice, I probably will visit Switzerland at one point in my life but it will be a one way ticket and returning as cargo in the hold
    I am trying, honest very trying according to my dear OH
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 21st Sep 18, 2:02 PM
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    Mmmm West Indies does sound nice, I probably will visit Switzerland at one point in my life but it will be a one way ticket and returning as cargo in the hold
    Originally posted by steveymp
    Nevis. It seems John Cleese is retiring there and recommends it.

    That's the island of Nevis in the West Indies, not to be confused with Ben Nevis.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 21st Sep 18, 4:27 PM
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    Zola.
    We get the politicians we deserve.
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 21st Sep 18, 4:41 PM
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    We get the politicians we deserve.
    Originally posted by Zola.
    I don't think that's completely true. We get the politicians most likely to oppose the other side most, a sad consequence of a flawed peace agreement. Which is sadly the only peace agreement we've got.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 4th Oct 18, 4:28 PM
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    Who’s having a drink tomorrow night?

    Nothing like a Bell’s by a roaring log fire, it seems. Famous for its smoky flavour, it fairly warms you up.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 17th Oct 18, 4:57 PM
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    You’d think Ian might be a bit chastened after recent events, but not him - seems the buffoon believes Remain voters are peroxided !!!!!philes.

    I resent this - I’m a remain voter and I’ve never dyed my hair.

    “Sing if you’re glad to be grey.”
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
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