economic vindication of Sinn Féin peace strategy

Ren84

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Oh, so you're be sorry to to cede Northern Ireland to the Republic then. Thats nice to hear. Didnt you say West Belfast was a cut Above East Belfast not so long ago?
Northern Ireland would be sorted out in a far more efficient and timely manner than some Tory nutters in Whitehall. Embrace your fate. Tick tock. :)
 


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FFs Rentard has woke up after his deep coma of living in middle Oireland. :D
 

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The UI under sf/ira @ 70% tax rate will be a sure winner...
 

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Anyone who knows Ballymena knows that it has been struggling badly for many years; the loss of nearly 900 jobs is catastrophic for all involved.

Smoking is a filthy habit and entirely injurious to public health, and governments should continue the struggle to combat it wherever possible, but the pain, fear and stress those workers are undergoing at the present time is gut wrenching. Tragically, most of the older ones will probably never find full time employment elsewhere. Very sad.
 
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Anyone who knows Ballymena knows that it has been struggling badly for many years; the loss of nearly 900 jobs is catastrophic for all involved.

Smoking is a filthy habit and entirely injurious to public health, and governments should continue the struggle to combat it wherever possible, but the pain, fear and stress those workers are undergoing at the present time is gut wrenching. Tragically, most of the older ones will probably never find full time employment elsewhere. Very sad.
Absolutely none of them will find any work on the same level at the same wage and conditions unless they get into the public sector. Says it all when public sector can only trump "tobacco wages".
 

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Absolutely none of them will find any work on the same level at the same wage and conditions unless they get into the public sector. Says it all when public sector can only trump "tobacco wages".
Public Sector recruitment is frozen.

Cuts all the way, due to bumbling SF.
 

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The UI under sf/ira @ 70% tax rate will be a sure winner...[This is a sure fire vote winner and Sinn Fein should push it relentlessly,it will be up and away for them electorally, by the way Mickeymac can we have your opinion on this matter,do you think this tax policy would be enthusiastically embraced in America.
 

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Sounds disastrous for the sick counties, a step in the right direction I expect to expedite reunification.
In what planet is nine hundred local people losing their jobs a good thing? wise your head.

This is devastating for the local area.
 

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Anyone who knows Ballymena knows that it has been struggling badly for many years; the loss of nearly 900 jobs is catastrophic for all involved.

Smoking is a filthy habit and entirely injurious to public health, and governments should continue the struggle to combat it wherever possible, but the pain, fear and stress those workers are undergoing at the present time is gut wrenching. Tragically, most of the older ones will probably never find full time employment elsewhere. Very sad.
It is sad for the people losing their jobs, but the people blaming the EU need to look at themselves. For a start there are valid reasons for the banning of the products manufactured in Ballymena, and we'd all be better off if nobody here smoked at all. As time passes smokers are being further and further squeezed. It is good that these pressures are being brought to assist them to quit. Furthermore JTI are already exploring the option of setting up in eastern Europe where labour costs are much lower. Clearly that is the real reason.
 

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I'm no SF supporter, but blaming them for the cuts is utterly ridiculous.
I'll think you'll find it is. The 220 million shortfall due to SF intransigence over the over subsidised benefit system in northern Ireland.
 

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I'm no SF supporter, but blaming them for the cuts is utterly ridiculous.
Well, them and the SDLP are putting the their intransigence over the Welfare Reform Bill, ahead of the rest of the people in NI.Their demand for benefits to be kept at a maximum of £26k instead of £23k and that 1/4 of the people in the country should be able to claim DLA, is going to mean a cut in the NHS, Education, policing and everything else.

Their belief that the benefit claimants of NI should be entitled to more, than the resran

A rant now about the Tories and the greedy bankers isn't going to cut any ice at this point.

There is a finite amount of money in the kitty and SF have shown themselves to be incapable of dealing with economic issues.
 

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Well, them and the SDLP are putting the their intransigence over the Welfare Reform Bill, ahead of the rest of the people in NI.Their demand for benefits to be kept at a maximum of £26k instead of £23k and that 1/4 of the people in the country should be able to claim DLA, is going to mean a cut in the NHS, Education, policing and everything else.

Their belief that the benefit claimants of NI should be entitled to more, than the resran

A rant now about the Tories and the greedy bankers isn't going to cut any ice at this point.

There is a finite amount of money in the kitty and SF have shown themselves to be incapable of dealing with economic issues.
lol. it's all the CNRs and their DLA that's causing all the problems! Classic.

Lay the blame for the economic crisis where it belongs and stop being a daft bollocks. It's much bigger than Sinn Fein or benefits.
 

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lol. it's all the CNRs and their DLA* that's causing all the problems! Classic.

Lay the blame for the economic crisis where it belongs and stop being a daft bollocks. It's much bigger than Sinn Fein or benefits.
Can you grasp the fact, that there is a finite amount of resources and that if Stormont doesn't implement the Welfare reforms that apply throughout the UK, then we all have to pay for them out of the rest of the block grant?

As SF know that the Government are not going to make them a "special case"(and why should they), we can only assume that they are trying to destabilise the country from within.It may come as a shock to you, but the cuts in Health, Education and everything else, will apply equally to Catholics as they will to Protestants.

*Apparently Prods claim DLA too.
 

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It is sad for the people losing their jobs, but the people blaming the EU need to look at themselves. For a start there are valid reasons for the banning of the products manufactured in Ballymena, and we'd all be better off if nobody here smoked at all. As time passes smokers are being further and further squeezed. It is good that these pressures are being brought to assist them to quit. Furthermore JTI are already exploring the option of setting up in eastern Europe where labour costs are much lower. Clearly that is the real reason.
Only a fool would blame the EU of course. Costs are lower elsewhere and these companies are in to make a profit, nothing more. They are quite literally selling death and I have no sympathy with their shareholders, but of course the average worker just trying to support his/her family cannot be blamed. The tide has turned against smoking, it is steadily becoming socially inacceptable and in the end, there is no future in the market.
 

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Yeah but to be fair you can't blame the failed statelet for this, embargoes on Russia means less demand from the Russian oligarchs for increased plane production, meaning low demand and low profit.
The poster you are replying too is even more viciously hate filled towards our natural allies and friends the Russians than he or she is the British at large ourselves.
 
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Reminds me of what HH Munro ("Saki") is supposed to have said when a friend asked him "What's Russia like?" after he had returned from a Grand Tour.

"Well, imagine Ireland - but with an Empire", Saki replied.
 


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