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Queen Arlene I Reigns - The Colony Is Secure

Irish-Rationalist

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Turnout in the 2016 Assembly election was 54.9%, down a considerable 15 % from the first election to the Assembly held in 1998. That means a whopping 45.1% of the electorate, through apathy, fatigue or for whatever other reasons, stayed at home and declined to vote.

As in 2011, the DUP and SF won most seats, with the DUP taking 38 and Sinn Féin 28 respectively. The UUP won 16, the SDLP 12 and Alliance 8, while two seats were taken by the Greens and new Socialists on the block, People Before Profit. The TUV and an independent candidate each won one seat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Ireland_Assembly_election,_2016

If anything, these results once again demonstrate that the 6 county colony is secure, at least for the "foreseeable future". Whilst newly appointed Queen Arlene I takes her place on the Unionist throne, and the Undemocratic Partitionist Party slip comfortably back into their Stormont seats, the elephant in the room continues to be ignored; that of the undemocratic partition of Ireland and the GFA merely being a sticking plaster.

For almost a century the Unionist minority in Ireland has exercised a veto over the political will of the overwhelming majority of the Irish people. This anti-democratic faction is underpinned in its power by the guarantees of the British government. In the Hillsborough Agreement of 1985, and again in the GFA of 1998, this minority veto was guaranteed by both Westminster and Dublin administrations, and in further violation of Ireland's fundamental right to 32 county independence, self determination and sovereignty.

The current policy, based on the GFA of 1998, seeks to make the artificial 6 county state work within the UK by an elaborate and convoluted system that has been labelled "power-sharing". Since this agreement did not
address the basic problem of continued British rule in the north-eastern corner of Ireland it was flawed from the start.

It was sold to the electorate as a basis for a permanent peace, which it could not deliver. It was dishonest, in that it was sold to Unionists as a deal to consolidate the union with GB, and simultaneously offered to Nationalists as something which would weaken the union and lead to a united Ireland.

The net effect was that the electorate were deceived and the Unionist veto was endorsed, thus permitting 18% of the population of Ireland to continue to dictate the political progress of the other 82% and therefore of the nation as a whole.



A delighted Queen Arlene and one of her minions in the Undemocratic Partitionist Party providing the victory for the foreseeable future salute.

Continued British rule in the devolved 6 county colony is an injustice and an infringement of Irish national sovereignty. NI is not and never was a democratic so-called country. The Unionist parties are essentially undemocratic, as their raison d'etre is to sustain the undemocratic partition of Ireland.

The best thing Unionist's can do for future generations of Protestant's in the north-eastern corner of Ireland is to recognise that partition was a mistake and political failure, which Sir Edward Carson himself acknowledged before resigning leadership of the Irish Unionists, and to voluntarily consent to Irish reunification from a position of political strength.

I'll conclude with the analogy of Ian Paisley. All his political life Paisley was viewed as a sectarian, anti-Catholic, anti-Irish, anti-Republican bigot, who categorically stated that he would never surrender to SF-PIRA; the enemies of his 6 county Ulster. In 2007 he entered office as First Minister, and with a former PIRA commander at his side. Not only did these former sworn enemies get along well, they got along famously, becoming firm friends.

The Unionist people of NI as a collective are viewed in a similar light to Ian Paisley by many throughout the world. Even in England, most people want no association with Ulster Unionists/ Loyalists, and practically disown them. Like Ian Paisley, the Unionist people now have a window of opportunity to redeem themselves, and from a position of political strength.

Northern Ireland says 'yes' to a border poll... but a firm 'no' to united Ireland - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

If provided with satisfactory guarantees and assurances, I have no doubt that the current 11% of fair-minded Protestant's with foresight in favour of Irish unity, both immediately and in 20 years time, could be greatly built upon, and that the outrageous political folly perpetrated by a Unionist elite in 1921 can be rectified, and to everyone's satisfaction.

Go raibh maith agat le haghaidh éisteachta.
 


between the bridges

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5th May 2016, the day UI died...
 

Ó Ghabhainn

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5th May 2016, the day UI died...
You don't reckon nationalists/Republicans who are disillusioned with Stormont would turn out for a referendum to abolish it and finish the job?
 

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You don't reckon nationalists/Republicans who are disillusioned with Stormont would turn out for a referendum to abolish it and finish the job?
he doesn't reckon much at all. That's pretty much his problem.
 

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With apologies to Adolf and the lads.
That looks like von Ribbentrop on the 2nd left of Adolf in the photo. At the end of May 1936, (80 years ago almost to the day) he was cavorting with friend, admirer & leading unionist, Lord Londonderry, during a weekend jolly at Mount Stewart in Co. Down.
Londonderry's daughter Mairi became an outspoken supporter of Ian Paisley before her death in 2009, in protest at David Trimble's "betrayal". :) They hanged Ribbentrop 10 years later, after Nuremberg.
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=dM7_qx6yP1gC&pg=PT634&lpg=PT634&dq=ribbentrop+mount+stewart+1936&source=bl&ots=DzUx7iotvD&sig=sFg5xpeiFA4XuDdpP8DpIldHA0Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwp9TRrM_MAhWBchQKHXX0C6IQ6AEIMjAD#v=onepage&q=ribbentrop mount stewart 1936&f=false
 

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If I wanted to destroy Northern Ireland what I would do is not fund physical force Republicanism but ensure that someone completely imaginationless, cold hearted with a sordid attachment to Neo-Liberal economic doctrines and hailing from Fermanagh got elected as First Minister.
 

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With apologies to Adolf and the lads.
They were great men for Coats . They really should have gone in to fashion or something.

They were wrong about pretty much everything else.....but if you wanted a coat.
 

between the bridges

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If I wanted to destroy Northern Ireland what I would do is not fund physical force Republicanism but ensure that someone completely imaginationless, cold hearted with a sordid attachment to Neo-Liberal economic doctrines and hailing from Fermanagh got elected as First Minister.
Ach thanks, but moi prefers to pull the strings...
 

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That looks like von Ribbentrop on the 2nd left of Adolf in the photo. At the end of May 1936,
1936 ..... before the war started.

Of course during the War your lads were mad keen on the nazis - from Cahir Healy (bestest buddy of fellow Brixton Internees Oswald Mosley and Admiral Sir Barry Domvile) through to Sean Russell ....



You shinners are such sore losers - adds extra sweetness that being 2016 you threw everything into gaining control on both sides of the border you had said would no longer even exist. :D
 

between the bridges

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Considering Leveller's heroes were batting for the Nazis during WWII, with online activists like Levellers, no wonder SF had a terrible election :D
Moi doubts even the shinners are that hard up...
 

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Enigma Variations

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1936 ..... before the war started.

Of course during the War your lads were mad keen on the nazis - from Cahir Healy (bestest buddy of fellow Brixton Internees Oswald Mosley and Admiral Sir Barry Domvile) through to Sean Russell ....

You shinners are such sore losers - adds extra sweetness that being 2016 you threw everything into gaining control on both sides of the border you had said would no longer even exist. :D
:roll:
The IRA are "my lads" and I'm a "shinner". The guy to the right of Hitler in the photo looks like Reich Minister for Propaganda and all round expert liar, Joe Goebbels. He could have learned a thing or two from you in the dark art of brazen, shameless lying, that for sure.....................
Anyway, as I type this, only 2,094 posts to go before you become the first contributor to reach the 100,000 mark. Will you get a chance to even get a haircut in the meantime, or even out for a walk? :)
 

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With apologies to Adolf and the lads.
A former Irish president made the folly of comparing Unionist's with Nazis in the past, and to much political furore. What she failed to acknowledge was that Nazis in SS uniform looked quite fetching. Whereas clinically obese auld lads with untreatable hereditary eating disorders don't look so sexy.

Arlene looks quite impressive in a dress though. For a big, burly, bloke.
 

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