Mandatory coaliton.

davidcameron

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The current crisis at Stormont makes it obvious that the requirement for mandatory coalition between the biggest Unionist party and the biggest nationalist/republican party is not working.

Is it possible to drop that requirement, given that it affects Northern Ireland only (unlike the Good Friday Agreement's provision for a referendum on the reunification of the island of Ireland, which obviously involves international law)?

If it is possible to drop that requirement, is it necessary anymore (given that the Unionists don't have a majority in Northern Ireland anymore)?
 


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The reality is neither 'side' can be (or is by the other) trusted to govern impartially, so some form of check and balance is required...
 

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The reality is neither 'side' can be (or is by the other) trusted to govern impartially, so some form of check and balance is required...
Hmmm :?.......theres only proof of your statement in one direction though isnt there .. i.e. Unionism has clearly shown, over & over again, that it can NOT be trusted.

Nationalism has never had the opportunity .. you eejits had total control but you behaved like hateful supremacist bigots and then the CR marches etc.. forced the real Brits to take the reins back off you.

and look how the DUPlicitous have behaved recently .. tis a joke son :roll:

Can ye spot the difference aul han ?
 

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The current crisis at Stormont makes it obvious that the requirement for mandatory coalition between the biggest Unionist party and the biggest nationalist/republican party is not working.

Is it possible to drop that requirement, given that it affects Northern Ireland only (unlike the Good Friday Agreement's provision for a referendum on the reunification of the island of Ireland, which obviously involves international law)?

If it is possible to drop that requirement, is it necessary anymore (given that the Unionists don't have a majority in Northern Ireland anymore)?


Bear in mind the North was carved out and forced into existence by Britain to ensure a permanent Unionist majority and
permanent Unionist rule. It was never a democracy - it is an artificial, inherently dysfunctional, political entity.
This side of Re-unification the North can only function on a life-support machine 24/7 whilst under constant monitoring and supervision by Dublin and London.
 

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Bear in mind the North was carved out and forced into existence by Britain to ensure a permanent Unionist majority and
permanent Unionist rule. It was never a democracy - it is an artificial, inherently dysfunctional, political entity.
This side of Re-unification the North can only function on a life-support machine 24/7 whilst under constant monitoring and supervision by Dublin and London.


NMM,

It would appear the creator of this thread was unaware of those facts sir otherwise he would not have made such a fool of himself.:lol:
 

davidcameron

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NMM,

It would appear the creator of this thread was unaware of those facts sir otherwise he would not have made such a fool of himself.:lol:
I know the history of Northern Ireland. The failure of mandatory coalition is something that Jim Allister has spoken about.
 

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Introducing voluntary coalition for Unionism in the North is akin to giving Billy Bunter the keys to Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. They would engorge and stuff themselves with intransigent, apartheid, sectarian bigotry and hateful intolerance to such an extent that they will collapse in corpulent, orgasmic joy.
 

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I know the history of Northern Ireland. The failure of mandatory coalition is something that Jim Allister has spoken about.
This....:roll:

Introducing voluntary coalition for Unionism in the North is akin to giving Billy Bunter the keys to Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. They would engorge and stuff themselves with intransigent, apartheid, sectarian bigotry and hateful intolerance to such an extent that they will collapse in corpulent, orgasmic joy.
 

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I know the history of Northern Ireland. The failure of mandatory coalition is something that Jim Allister has spoken about.
Grim Jim wants to go back to 1950 ,... he doesn’t want a fenian about the place ..... did you not know that ?
 

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The reality is neither 'side' can be (or is by the other) trusted to govern impartially, so some form of check and balance is required...
Unionists would say that now given that Unionists don't have a majority to lord it over the natives anymore.

Tick-Tock :lol:
 

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I know the history of Northern Ireland. The failure of mandatory coalition is something that Jim Allister has spoken about.
The GFA reunification process is working very well for Irish people - it has brought the sectarian orange statelet to its knees, and is on the verge of democratically voting it out of existence - which is its raison d'être.

It's no wonder Allister and Snarlene et al are bitchin now the penny dropped that they have been lead down the garden path... to the reunification of Ireland.
 

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This....:roll:
Even without mandatory coalition, there are much more checks on the power of devolved government at Stormont now than there was from 1922 to 1972, i.e. the Human Rights Act, the Human Rights Commission in Northern Ireland, judicial review, the requirement for two-thirds of the Assembly to give the green light for decisions in sensitive areas, e.g. the appointment of the justice minister.
 

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The reality is neither 'side' can be (or is by the other) trusted to govern impartially, so some form of check and balance is required...
OK. where's the real bridges? The real bridges wouldn't post something as rational as this.
 

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Even without mandatory coalition, there are much more checks on the power of devolved government at Stormont now than there was from 1922 to 1972, i.e. the Human Rights Act, the Human Rights Commission in Northern Ireland, judicial review, the requirement for two-thirds of the Assembly to give the green light for decisions in sensitive areas, e.g. the appointment of the justice minister.
Have you not been listening to the news on the RHI inquiry this past while .. this past 2 days have been particularly interesting.

The DUP have a closet full of this sh1t and thats in a "supposed" shared power stormont incarnation .....

What the fook would these crackpots be like if they had the only set of keys again :shock: .. It aint gonna happen !!
 

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I know the history of Northern Ireland. The failure of mandatory coalition is something that Jim Allister has spoken about.



No one with any knowledge of politics in Ireland would have started such a dopey thread, keep digging that hole pal, amusing to watch.:lol:
 

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The OP says he's from Co Cavan yet names himself after an English Tory Pig-fu*ker?
 


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