Ritchie wears Poppy



SevenStars

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 17, 2009
Messages
4,201
Alex Maskey laid a Poppy wreathe awhile back cricket.
 

factual

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 5, 2005
Messages
8,723
Alex Maskey laid a Poppy wreathe awhile back cricket.
SF is actually light years ahead of the SDLP when it comes to reaching out to uninoists up there - the unionists engagement charter sets out the overall framework for this.
 

cricket

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 7, 2009
Messages
13,786
Alex Maskey laid a Poppy wreathe awhile back cricket.
There is a considerable difference between laying a wreath ( wasn't it at some kind of unofficial ceremony ? ) and wearing a poppy. If not , we would have SF wearing them before now if they are so far ahead of the SDLP in reaching out to unionists as claimed by factual.
 

SlabMurphy

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 14, 2009
Messages
1,684
Website
www.dublin.ie
Bet she or any of the Stoppy's wouldn't wear an Easter lilly. That would be showing support for the "men of violence" and the Stoppy's only support the "men of violence" so long as they wear a British uniform.
 

SevenStars

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 17, 2009
Messages
4,201
There is a considerable difference between laying a wreath ( wasn't it at some kind of unofficial ceremony ? ) and wearing a poppy. If not , we would have SF wearing them before now if they are so far ahead of the SDLP in reaching out to unionists as claimed by factual.
You make it sound as if wearing a poppy is a good thing.
 

CarnivalOfAction

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 15, 2010
Messages
16,393
Bet she or any of the Stoppy's wouldn't wear an Easter lilly. That would be showing support for the "men of violence" and the Stoppy's only support the "men of violence" so long as they wear a British uniform.
Hilarious headline on Squinter column in A'town News:

Stoops blame Chucks for Oglie na Boglies:
" [so the IRA] war was the direct legacy of Paddy Devlin [SDLP] standing amidst the smouldering rubble on the Falls Rd and screaming at anyone who would listen for God's sake to send guns"
 

Cruimh

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 30, 2010
Messages
83,462
Hilarious headline on Squinter column in A'town News:

Stoops blame Chucks for Oglie na Boglies:
" [so the IRA] war was the direct legacy of Paddy Devlin [SDLP] standing amidst the smouldering rubble on the Falls Rd and screaming at anyone who would listen for God's sake to send guns"
Hmmmm - Devlin's call for guns was made August 1969 in Dublin .... the SDLP was founded in 1970.

Looks like the A'toon News is up to it's usual standard ....
 

CarnivalOfAction

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 15, 2010
Messages
16,393
Hmmmm - Devlin's call for guns was made August 1969 in Dublin .... the SDLP was founded in 1970.

Looks like the A'toon News is up to it's usual standard ....
The [ ] indicates that the SDLP wasn't part of the AN quote; Devlin 1st called for guns in Belfast after the pogroms, b4 going onto Dublin to plead for defence.
 

st333ve

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 18, 2006
Messages
2,101
Someone wears a poppy in 2010 and "oh but what about what someone else done 40 odd years ago" pops up!?

Any wonder they censored the NI section from the home page?

Every conversation is "Whatabout,whatabout,Whatabout,whatabout,Whatabout,whatabout,Whataboutery!"

The state was still hanging people up here in the early 60's, it was a mad decade and an even madder place - get over it!
 
Last edited:

vinoboy

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 29, 2010
Messages
10,792
sounds like the start of a ceasefire ,no discussion about events pre 2000 in Ni ,try it for a week ?
 

Garza

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 26, 2010
Messages
2,543
Someone wears a poppy in 2010 and "oh but what about what someone else done 40 odd years ago" pops up!?

Any wonder they censored the NI section from the home page?

Every conversation is "Whatabout,whatabout,Whatabout,whatabout,Whatabout,whatabout,Whataboutery!"

The state was still hanging people up here in the early 60's, it was a mad decade and an even madder place - get over it!
Thats the sad thing. Its about remembering the people who lost their lives, or in respect of men who fought despite having ************************e orders thrust upon them, like in many respects to WW1.
 

Molly Maguire

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Messages
3,446
Website
www.slotpb.com
SF is actually light years ahead of the SDLP when it comes to reaching out to unionists up there
:roll:

Why would the SDLP need to reach out to protestants.
Protestants are welcome to join and vote SDLP.

:confused:
 
Last edited:

Darren H

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 12, 2010
Messages
722
SF is actually light years ahead of the SDLP when it comes to reaching out to uninoists up there - the unionists engagement charter sets out the overall framework for this.
That would be hilarious, if you didn't actually believe it. So why do Unionists vote for the SDLP in their droves in South Down and Foyle? Oh yes, it's to keep out the party that are light years ahead of the SDLP in reaching out to them.

Neither party really addresses what a 'united' Ireland would look like, though from memory the SDLP did produce a paper relatively recently which acknowldeged a degree of federalism was likely in any next step. I can't find it though....
 

oboe

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 8, 2009
Messages
1,036
That would be hilarious, if you didn't actually believe it. So why do Unionists vote for the SDLP in their droves in South Down and Foyle? Oh yes, it's to keep out the party that are light years ahead of the SDLP in reaching out to them.

Neither party really addresses what a 'united' Ireland would look like, though from memory the SDLP did produce a paper relatively recently which acknowldeged a degree of federalism was likely in any next step. I can't find it though....
Are you sure about this?
Seems like a bit of an urban myth to me particulary in relation to South Down where the SDLP are strong and the Shinners have little chance of defeating Ritchie.
When the Shinners were canvassing in the last election they told me this on the doorstep. When asked to produce figures the two numpties looked confused and of course were unable to back up their assertion. The Unionists poll well considering the demographics so I cant see where the 'droves' come from
 

Kerrygold

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 31, 2005
Messages
4,712
Are the Stoop Down (even) Lower Party becoming so irrelevant that they have to resort to this?
 


New Threads

Most Replies

Top