SF have moved massively over the last 25 years and amazing for irish nationalists managed to stay United. I suspect this would be a step too far and lead to a split, it’s why FF and DOB meadia are pushing this
A split in the Republican movement? Whatever next.
The fact is that no one who voted remain in Northern Ireland, the majority, has anyone to speak for them. The largest party is actively ignoring what they voted for while the next largest sits on their hands. And more than any other part of the UK it’s the North that will suffer most when this balls up is actually up and running.
Occasionally you write something that demonstrates a level of wit and insight not usually associated with you.
This is not one of those occasions.
I have no idea what point you are trying to make, you just seem to be staying the obvious.so I’ll do the same The electorate voted for DUP and SF knowing their policies and can vote for someone else the next time around
I’d say the same about you but I can’t remember anything of interest that you’ve ever posted.
Try telling me what’s wrong with the point I’m making. What major party or parties in the North are effectively representing the people’s vote on Brexit up there?
It’ll be far too late next time around.
Just this once in the interests of their constituents, but really just to wipe that smirk off moggs face as the rug is pulled from under him.
You tease, surely you remember one.
What’s wrong with the point you are making has been explained to you repeatedly, but you and others seem incapable of understanding it, which is understandable.
You then compound this with an outdated witticism - thankfully you didn’t trot out the Brendan Behan quote - in an attempt to invert the exact point Hopper was making. It’s hard not to think that - like Charlie Flanagan - you don’t care about the voters in the north but are rather merely using this opportunity to score cheap points off Sinn Fein. And obviously demonstrate your wit and political awareness.
Chris Patten on Boris
I am perfectly capable of understanding it. The point I am making is I think it’s a very foolish position that they are taking.
And I’m sure their principles will be of great comfort to their supporters and indeed all the people of the North when the arse falls out of what is left of their economy. And they are literally sitting on the fence and allowing the DUP elephant to aid and abet same.
And for the record I have no time for SF. They couldn’t make a hard decision of their lives depended on it. Which the current situation proves beyond doubt.
Like every other party getting elected is what matters to them and nothing else. They just happen to be a particularly egregious version of that kind of cynical politics.
They should consider it, and probably canvass their voters on it as it is such an important issue, but to castigate them outright for not doing a volte face on their principles - while accusing them of having none! - is ridiculous.
As for not making hard decisions, they were making hard and terrible decisions - usually wrongly - while people down here were fighting over potholes and roundabouts.
(I’ll state I’m not a SF voter or supporter but the hypocrisy and lack of political awareness of people - usually wrapped up in a veneer of smug self-admiration - is nauseating.)
I didn’t accuse them of having no principles. I suggested it might be time to reassess them.
But sure what differ. Won’t affect us so why should we care? As you’ve pointed out, we never did in the past.
I don’t believe that for one second.
Surely nobody says ‘hurrah’ any more??
Typical you make unsupported statements or don’t have the capacity respond so then play then man, you really are just hot air.
If you read the thread carefully you’ll find I was ‘played’ first.
What unsupported statement did I make?
Classy as always from the Tories
When someone is unavailable to vote due to being on maternity leave, they are paired with someone from the opposition I think who abstains from voting
you are joking. so the lying and cheating goes on!