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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2017, 10:43:53 PM »
SF are every bit as bad as the DUP as well.
Then go out and vote for everyone else.
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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2017, 10:52:58 PM »
If 2016 taught us anything it's that not voting has a major impact on outcomes, fingers crossed -  I'm going for that bizzaro world outcome.

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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2017, 10:56:28 PM »
SF are every bit as bad as the DUP as well.
Then go out and vote for everyone else.

Exactly. Use your vote as a protest vote. It's not exactly like voting takes up the whole day.

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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2017, 10:57:45 PM »
New parties and new faces required to make a difference to move away from tribalism and the totally stupid preoccupation with the obsolete philosophies of Unionism and Nationalism.
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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2017, 11:01:12 PM »
New parties and new faces required to make a difference to move away from tribalism and the totally obsolete preoccupation with the obsolete philosophies of Unionism and Nationalism.

Sorry that nobody uses your posts as a barometer of public opinion Fearon. Are you still banging on that the SDLP and SF are out of touch with the nationalist electorate because of their support for gay marriage and that the marriage referendum in the south shows that southerners are so different to northerners that a UI is impossible? Because if you go through the polling posted in either this thread or the RHI one, you'll find that well over 90% of Catholics support gay marriage. Most of them were also pretty supportive of a UI.


EDIT: Here it is, from the RHI thread.

Check out this recent polling and the changes after RHI comes to the fore:

https://lucidtalk.co.uk/images/News/LTDec16TrackerPollResults-GeneralRpt.pdf

92% of Catholic's support gay marriage. Only 4.3% see the UK staying in the EU and the north staying in the UK as the ideal constitutional settlement.
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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2017, 11:06:30 PM »
New parties and new faces required to make a difference to move away from tribalism and the totally stupid preoccupation with the obsolete philosophies of Unionism and Nationalism.
Off you go and start one then ;D
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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2017, 11:21:59 PM »
New parties and new faces required to make a difference to move away from tribalism and the totally stupid preoccupation with the obsolete philosophies of Unionism and Nationalism.

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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2017, 12:20:02 AM »
Vote who??

Go out and spoil your vote. If say 30% of the votes were spoiled, it'd at least make a statement and maybe precipitate a change

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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2017, 12:42:07 AM »
Someone pointed this out on Slugger
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-38634728

I'm sure Milltown Row will welcome having to pay for his doctor like much of the rest of the Irish nation.

More seriously, the Tories will be pushing cutbacks of all sorts and the local lot will face this and a lot of pressure from agriculture and so on for money post EU. Perhaps those MLAs that are not running again are the wise ones.
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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2017, 07:30:15 AM »
Someone pointed this out on Slugger
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-38634728

I'm sure Milltown Row will welcome having to pay for his doctor like much of the rest of the Irish nation.

More seriously, the Tories will be pushing cutbacks of all sorts and the local lot will face this and a lot of pressure from agriculture and so on for money post EU. Perhaps those MLAs that are not running again are the wise ones.
If paying for services makes it a better service then why not?
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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2017, 08:07:51 AM »
For the first time in maybe close on  20 years I'm not going to vote, they can all f**k off.

Not voting doesn't mean 'f**k off'. Not voting means that you're sending out a message that says 'keep doing what you're doing and I'll certainly not prevent you ripping me off any more'.

Spot on

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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2017, 08:28:46 AM »
Well folks, drew up my prediction for March 2nd election:

Election 2017 predictions

Fermanagh South Tyrone: 2DUP 2SF 1UUP
Newry\Armagh: 2SF 1DUP 1UUP 1SDLP
W Belfast: 4SF 1PBP
S Belfast: 2DUP 1SDLP 1SF 1AP
N Belfast: 3DUP 2SF
E Belfast: 3DUP 2AP
North Down: 2DUP 1GP 1UUP 1AP
Stangford: 3DUP 1UUP 1AP
South Down: 2SDLP 2SF 1DUP
Upper Bann: 2DUP 2UUP 1SF
Lagan Valley: 3DUP 1AP 1UUP
South Antrim: 3DUP 1SF 1UUP
East Antrim: 3DUP 1UUP 1AP
North Antrim: 3DUP 1TUV 1SF
Mid Ulster: 3SF 1SDLP 1DUP
East Derry: 3DUP 1SF 1IND
Foyle: 2SDLP 2SF 1DUP
West Tyrone: 3SF 1DUP 1SDLP

DUP: 37
SF: 25
UUP: 9
SDLP: 8
AP: 7
GP: 1
TUV: 1
PBP: 1
IND: 1

Don't think the scandals will effect the DUPs performance  as unionists will stick by the DUP regardless but again I could be wrong. Some seats will be very tight for the last remaining seat, transfers will be very important this time around.

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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2017, 08:44:56 AM »
Unless you go out and vote for the Ulster Unionists your vote won't make a dam bit of difference to the DUP.

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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2017, 08:49:48 AM »
New parties and new faces required to make a difference to move away from tribalism and the totally stupid preoccupation with the obsolete philosophies of Unionism and Nationalism.
Also new genders. Think how making the trans journey as a society could change NI for the better. And create a truly unique NI and thus fulfil the Fearon scripture.
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Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2017, 10:18:24 AM »
Below age 40 nationalists outweigh unionists. But in voting ages Unionist out number nationalists.
This might be the case for another 20 years. But the demographics seem to be relentless.
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