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DUP : A party without leadership


McSlaggart

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Local DUP councillor Sam Cole said Mayor Brenda Chivers had sent cards out to her fellow councillors in “a language that practically none can understand”.

“Surely bringing politics into Christmas is a step too far and I know many will take this mayoral gesture as an insult!” he wrote on Facebook.

Mayor Brenda Chivers said she was “disappointed” by the response to the card, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

“The cards are clearly bilingual so to claim they can’t be understood is nonsense. It’s also very disappointing that a gesture of goodwill should be met with such a response,” the Sinn Féin councillor said.

Irish on mayor’s Christmas card ‘misuse of power’, say unionists

Has the Arline lost total control of the party?

Everything in this story will damage the image of the DUP ( or reinforce an existing view). How does the party not understand how this will play in Wales and Scotland? The story will not get widespread media coverage but language supporters in both those countries will be deeply offended by the position taken by the DUP.
 


Fr. Ted Crilly

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Local DUP councillor Sam Cole said Mayor Brenda Chivers had sent cards out to her fellow councillors in “a language that practically none can understand”.

“Surely bringing politics into Christmas is a step too far and I know many will take this mayoral gesture as an insult!” he wrote on Facebook.

Mayor Brenda Chivers said she was “disappointed” by the response to the card, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

The cards are clearly bilingual so to claim they can’t be understood is nonsense. It’s also very disappointing that a gesture of goodwill should be met with such a response,” the Sinn Féin councillor said.

Irish on mayor’s Christmas card ‘misuse of power’, say unionists

Has the Arline lost total control of the party?

Everything in this story will damage the image of the DUP ( or reinforce an existing view). How does the party not understand how this will play in Wales and Scotland? The story will not get widespread media coverage but language supporters in both those countries will be deeply offended by the position taken by the DUP.
The DUP are a gang of bigoted gobsh1tes who belong in a bygone era.
They will be irrelevant fairly soon.
A GE on their homeland will see the back of them.
 

mr_anderson

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SF's insistence on using Irish is just a classic nordie version of virtue signalling.
With the added benefit of triumphalism added in.
 

between the bridges

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Santa as gealic tis Satan...
 

james toney

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Local DUP councillor Sam Cole said Mayor Brenda Chivers had sent cards out to her fellow councillors in “a language that practically none can understand”.

“Surely bringing politics into Christmas is a step too far and I know many will take this mayoral gesture as an insult!” he wrote on Facebook.

Mayor Brenda Chivers said she was “disappointed” by the response to the card, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

The cards are clearly bilingual so to claim they can’t be understood is nonsense. It’s also very disappointing that a gesture of goodwill should be met with such a response,” the Sinn Féin councillor said.

Irish on mayor’s Christmas card ‘misuse of power’, say unionists

Has the Arline lost total control of the party?

Everything in this story will damage the image of the DUP ( or reinforce an existing view). How does the party not understand how this will play in Wales and Scotland? The story will not get widespread media coverage but language supporters in both those countries will be deeply offended by the position taken by the DUP.
Are the loyalists not in charge of them?
 

Niall996

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The DUP. Loyalisms great gift to Nationalists.
 

cricket

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DUP simply would not exist except for the IRA campaign which was, in essence, a sectarian one. The party is a crazy coalition of bible bashers, sectarian headbangers, mentally unstable, people who have yet to emerge from the 19th century and more besides.
The real problem is that so many of a unionist background have simply opted out of political activism, leaving the field to the crazies, apart from voting.
 

Fr. Ted Crilly

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No, but I think I know him, a very handy corner forward for Ilen Rovers in his day.
He's an FG TD. The one who stood up in Dail Eireann and blamed the IRA for the Dublin/Monaghan bombings.
 

raetsel

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DUP simply would not exist except for the IRA campaign which was, in essence, a sectarian one. The party is a crazy coalition of bible bashers, sectarian headbangers, mentally unstable, people who have yet to emerge from the 19th century and more besides.
The real problem is that so many of a unionist background have simply opted out of political activism, leaving the field to the crazies, apart from voting.
I love these half-arsed efforts at analysing our politics up here that you engage in, Cricket, for your lofty ivory tower down there in Cork.:)

The DUP evolved out of the Protestant Unionist Party and therefore effectively existed before the Troubles even began.

Their initial growth was due to a backlash against nationalist demands for civil rights as much as anything, as Ian Paisley's electoral success, and that of other anti-O'Neill unionists in the 1969 Stormont election proved, (10 months before the founding of the Provisional IRA).
1969 Northern Ireland general election - Wikipedia
They didn't actually become the biggest unionist party until five years after the Troubles ended.

Ironically, the IRA were actually a response to violent loyalist attacks on nationalists, fuelled by the rhetoric of DUP founder Ian Paisley. In short the IRA weren't active during the Troubles till 1970.

But don't let the facts get in the way of a good whinge.
 

mangaire1

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DUP simply would not exist except for the IRA campaign which was, in essence, a sectarian one. The party is a crazy coalition of bible bashers, sectarian headbangers, mentally unstable, people who have yet to emerge from the 19th century and more besides.
The real problem is that so many of a unionist background have simply opted out of political activism, leaving the field to the crazies, apart from voting.
like so many Labour/Stickie "SF/IRA" types, ol 'cricket' can't hide his anti Republican bigotry when he tells us that -
"DUP simply would not exist except for the IRA campaign …….

then the ol geezer goes on to totally contradict himself, when he tells us that -
"The party is a crazy coalition of bible bashers, sectarian headbangers, mentally unstable, people who have yet to emerge from the 19th century and more besides."

I think that most of us agree with ol cricket in that much.
just shows that when ol cricket succeeds in putting his bigotry aside,
he can post something useful & truthful here on P.ie.
 

Mickeymac

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I love these half-arsed efforts at analysing our politics up here that you engage in, Cricket, for your lofty ivory tower down there in Cork.:)

The DUP emerged evolved out of the Protestant Unionist Party and therefore effectively existed before the Troubles even began.

Their initial growth was due to a backlash against nationalist demands for civil rights as much as anything, as Ian Paisley's electoral success, and that of other anti-O'Neill unionists in the 1969 Stormont election, (10 months before the founding of the Provisional IRA) and they didn't actually become the biggest unionist party until five years after the Troubles ended.

Ironically, the IRA were actually a response to violent loyalist attacks on nationalists, fuelled by the rhetoric of DUP founder Ian Paisley.

But don't let the facts get in the way of a good whinge.



You beat me to a response to the clueless and the cluelessness that blights a small minority of Irish political opinion, I was not angry at his naievity, more like disappointed that someone who frequently trolls this site has learned nothing from all the experiences many of the contributors on here had to endure through sectarianism and denial of civil rights in the Orange Unionist State (1921-1972) set up by the British and ultimately prorogued by them...


The DUP evolved from the Protestant Unionist Party and has historically strong links to the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, the church Paisley founded. During the Troubles, the DUP opposed attempts to resolve the conflict that would involve sharing power with Irish nationalists or republicans, and rejected attempts to involve the Republic of Ireland in Northern Irish affairs. It campaigned against the Sunningdale Agreement of 1973, the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985, and the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. In the 1980s, the party was involved in setting up the paramilitary movements Third Force and Ulster Resistance.


BTW Raetsel, Happy Christmes to you and your family sir.
 

Franzoni

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Even people with only a passing interest in politics knows when you see someone from the DUP on the telly saying there will be no hard border on their part that they are a lying bastard and what they really want deep down is the money off the Brits to built a wall ala Trump....

The irony isn't lost on me that they won't accept the word of the heads of state of the EU 27 and the European commission and are demanding legal time limited guarantees in writing over the backstop when they won't even live up to a legally binding agreement they signed up to themselves........
 

NMunsterman

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DUP simply would not exist except for the IRA campaign which was, in essence, a sectarian one. The party is a crazy coalition of bible bashers, sectarian headbangers, mentally unstable, people who have yet to emerge from the 19th century and more besides.
The real problem is that so many of a unionist background have simply opted out of political activism, leaving the field to the crazies, apart from voting.
Such a truly pathetic and contradictory post goes a long way in explaining why your party is rejected by 94% of the electorate in this part of the country.
 

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