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ScoobyDoo

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.....daubed on a Catholic Church in Tyrone.

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/04/26/news/man-challenged-near-co-tyrone-church-hours-before-graffiti-discovered-1314248/


Seems like it was someone connected to a Protestant Church who did the painting in that case, but if the DUP were to run a few candidates in the next general election, there must be a fair chance of getting a TD voted in given

1. A Unionist has just been elected to the Seanad
2. 40% of Irish electorate voted against gay marriage
3. Likely a similar amount will vote against repealing the 8th
4. 3% of population is British and many more West Brits
5. TDs have been elected with as low as 7% 1st preference votes in last election.
6. Look at all the misfits currently sitting in the Dail.


What constituency would most likely elect a DUP TD?
 


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Dun Laoghaire - they say yes to everything without even having to know the question.

Is my perceived social status high in this ?
 

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I'm doubting any constituency in the 26 would come close to electing a Unionist tbh...

Conservative rural Ireland wouldn't vote for unionists and the urban richer constituents would be too 'progressive'....

Unionism doesn't really appeal beyond a fairly limited base in NI.

It doesn't travel particularly well... or at least not the NI version of it.
 

slysnara

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SDLP would be very attractive to a lot of social conservatives in the south.
 

Levellers

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Shocking that a place of worship cab be vandalised like that. It's Harryville all over again.
 

Mick Mac

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.....daubed on a Catholic Church in Tyrone.

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/04/26/news/man-challenged-near-co-tyrone-church-hours-before-graffiti-discovered-1314248/


Seems like it was someone connected to a Protestant Church who did the painting in that case, but if the DUP were to run a few candidates in the next general election, there must be a fair chance of getting a TD voted in given

1. A Unionist has just been elected to the Seanad
2. 40% of Irish electorate voted against gay marriage
3. Likely a similar amount will vote against repealing the 8th
4. 3% of population is British and many more West Brits
5. TDs have been elected with as low as 7% 1st preference votes in last election.
6. Look at all the misfits currently sitting in the Dail.


What constituency would most likely elect a DUP TD?
If the dup ran in Dublin would we called them Irish or new Irish?

Either way they'd be a valuable voice expressing a cultural perspective we aren't so familiar in our insularity.

It'd be very exciting but it might hit the fine gael vote.
 

Mick Mac

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SDLP would be very attractive to a lot of social conservatives in the south.
This is a priori wrong.

The sdlp are attractive to no one
 

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.....daubed on a Catholic Church in Tyrone.

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/04/26/news/man-challenged-near-co-tyrone-church-hours-before-graffiti-discovered-1314248/


Seems like it was someone connected to a Protestant Church who did the painting in that case, but if the DUP were to run a few candidates in the next general election, there must be a fair chance of getting a TD voted in given

1. A Unionist has just been elected to the Seanad
2. 40% of Irish electorate voted against gay marriage
3. Likely a similar amount will vote against repealing the 8th
4. 3% of population is British and many more West Brits
5. TDs have been elected with as low as 7% 1st preference votes in last election.
6. Look at all the misfits currently sitting in the Dail.


What constituency would most likely elect a DUP TD?
Which RoI constituency would elect a DUP TD?

I'd imagine potentially every one. There's a streak of fücked up nasty badness 'mighty craic stick it to the gubbermint man' coupled with a deep cultural conservative minority in the Irish electorate that would relish the shït hitting the fan across the country that DUP TDs would create.
 

slysnara

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Which RoI constituency would elect a DUP TD?

I'd imagine potentially every one. There's a streak of fücked up nasty badness 'mighty craic stick it to the gubbermint man' coupled with a deep cultural conservative minority in the Irish electorate that would relish the shït hitting the fan across the country that DUP TDs would create.
Bigger problem could be finding someone who would actually run on a DUP ticket.
 

slysnara

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This is a priori wrong.

The sdlp are attractive to no one
They are attractive to social conservatives who've been abandoned by every other party, as well those who wouldn't vote FF/FG but aren't enthusiastic about Sinn Féin either.
 

Mick Mac

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I'm doubting any constituency in the 26 would come close to electing a Unionist tbh...

Conservative rural Ireland wouldn't vote for unionists and the urban richer constituents would be too 'progressive'....

Unionism doesn't really appeal beyond a fairly limited base in NI.

It doesn't travel particularly well... or at least not the NI version of it.
Mr John Bruton, please stand up.
 

Mick Mac

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They are attractive to social conservatives who've been abandoned by every other party, as well those who wouldn't vote FF/FG but aren't enthusiastic about Sinn Féin either.
But going to t sdlp is like taking a movement that's in it's knees and booking it into a team building exercise on the Titanic.
 

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Which RoI constituency would elect a DUP TD?

I'd imagine potentially every one. There's a streak of fücked up nasty badness 'mighty craic stick it to the gubbermint man' coupled with a deep cultural conservative minority in the Irish electorate that would relish the shït hitting the fan across the country that DUP TDs would create.
This is all true, however....one problem. Or two. To get elected they need to go to papist 4 funerals a week and every junior b championship game.
 

slysnara

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But going to t sdlp is like taking a movement that's in it's knees and booking it into a team building exercise on the Titanic.
SDLP will probably have disappeared before a United Ireland anyway. But if they were contesting elections in the south right now they'd do ok.
 

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This is all true, however....one problem. Or two. To get elected they need to go to papist 4 funerals a week and every junior b championship game.
- Not quite - they just need to be seen at them.

That ought not create an iota of difficulty for them. After all - they're politicians at heart too!

petunia
 

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.....daubed on a Catholic Church in Tyrone.

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/04/26/news/man-challenged-near-co-tyrone-church-hours-before-graffiti-discovered-1314248/


Seems like it was someone connected to a Protestant Church who did the painting in that case, but if the DUP were to run a few candidates in the next general election, there must be a fair chance of getting a TD voted in given

1. A Unionist has just been elected to the Seanad
2. 40% of Irish electorate voted against gay marriage
3. Likely a similar amount will vote against repealing the 8th
4. 3% of population is British and many more West Brits
5. TDs have been elected with as low as 7% 1st preference votes in last election.
6. Look at all the misfits currently sitting in the Dail.


What constituency would most likely elect a DUP TD?
Maybe East Belfast will elect one to the dail in a few years the way things are going.

They will just be called the DP then however.
 

Mick Mac

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SDLP will probably have disappeared before a United Ireland anyway. But if they were contesting elections in the south right now they'd do ok.
They are contesting elections. They are elements of FF and fg.

The sdlp hasn't a clue what it stands for. They can't stand in the South because although they believe in a UI they are a local outfit. If they had stood in the South before this or even after the ceasefire then maybe you'd be right but they are nothing but a local outfit for a corner of the country.

If you are pinning hopes in the sdlp you have ounned it on a pair of very narrow and weak shoulders.
 

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