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Eamonn McCann and the Assembly Dress Code :)

Enigma Variations

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Eamonn McCann's election has raised the issue of appropriate attire for Assembly attendance in the media in the last couple of days. McCann himself has acknowledged that it isn't a major burning issue on for him, but as he hasn't worn a tie for years andhe doesn't see why he should now just to please others, because it doesn't interfere with his ability to do his job. (Some of us are old enough to remember him when he did, by the way. :( )
My own opinion is that having a dress code which requires a degree of formality including wearing a tie for politicians nowadays is an anachronism and is dying out everywhere else so its time is coming anyway. Some of the biggest businesses in the world are now run very successfully by executives wearing tee-shirts and jeans daily.
(For once, at least this shouldn't divide along sectarian lines. Mitchell McLaughlin put party colleague Phil What's-his-name in his box a while back for flouting the rules, so the least conforming party of the past now look largely indistinguishable at Stormont from those who always did. Having said that it is not that long ago since denim and battle fatigues morphed into Tiochfaidh Armani, when, once, the only people wearing ties at a SF press conference were the press, while seeing a starchy and puritanical DUP man without one creates the distinct impression that he might be have far too much fun to be healthy.)

Eamonn wearing a tie in 1970................................
 


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The quality of Fred's on this site tis shackin, free the Fermanagh wan...
 

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Personally I think they should ban all dress codes: ties, shirts, dresses and clothes.
 

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The quality of Fred's on this site tis shackin, free the Fermanagh wan...
Don't worry kiddo I'm about to delve into starting threads...if I'm allowed...I've got 2 ideas which should produce much great debate and insightful discussions. The first one is "were Catholics really systematically discriminated against in housing jobs voting etc or was that just an exaggerated crock of sh!te to give the murdering mayhem some sort of justification" or the 2nd one "on here who's hairy onion wud ya least like to bite and why"...
 

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Don't worry kiddo I'm about to delve into starting threads...if I'm allowed...I've got 2 ideas which should produce much great debate and insightful discussions. The first one is "were Catholics really systematically discriminated against in housing jobs voting etc or was that just an exaggerated crock of sh!te to give the murdering mayhem some sort of justification" or the 2nd one "on here who's hairy onion wud ya least like to bite and why"...
Try " where is Ards? And who gives a fvck..."
 

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Eamon is his own man. He doesn't do ties and formal dress code, at least hasn't for many years. If he does get suited up he'll just become another bland, conformist, politico on the hill, and lose his Socialist rebel image. Can't see that happening.
 

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So clothes maketh the man? I'd be more interested in how he does his job than what he wears while doing it, (as long as he wears something obviously).
 

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You can dress smartly without a tie ,it is a place of work not a private member's club.
 

between the bridges

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So clothes maketh the man? I'd be more interested in how he does his job than what he wears while doing it, (as long as he wears something obviously).
Protection...
 

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So clothes maketh the man? I'd be more interested in how he does his job than what he wears while doing it, (as long as he wears something obviously).
Perish the thought of McCann naked. Ooh err ...
 

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