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SDLP calls for immediate talks to restore NI powersharing

McSlaggart

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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has called on the British and Irish governments to immediately convene talks to restore the devolved administration at Stormont in the wake of the murder of Lyra McKee.

Mr Eastwood has written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May saying there was “an unmistakable public desire that the tragic and terrible loss of Lyra McKee marks a turning point for our peace and political process”.

He also wrote to the leaders of the DUP, Sinn Féin, the Ulster Unionist Partyand Alliance calling for talks to restore the powersharing institutions.


I honestly do not see the point in Talks. For the Assembly to work unionism would have to behave as an ordinary British political party and accept things such as an Irish language act.
 


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This is the same SDLP who walked out of the government a year before SF did? And still haven't gone back.
TBF they can hardly go back on their own. Things tend to change over a couple of years, and even more so with Brexit. Especially now there's been first a bomb and now a killing. Maybe they are trying to adapt responsibly to these new circumstances? We know where holding fast until "themmuns" give in completely leads. I think most people don't want to go back there.
 
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Is that the same Collum Eastwood who helped to trivialise and normalise Republican terrorism by carrying the coffin at a terrorists funeral cotrtage.
In his position he should have been setting an example to the nationalist population and disowning terrorism.
But what can you expect when the sectarian sport GAA glorifies sectarian terrorists whereas all normal sports expects their players to be good role models for the younger players.
 

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Who ?
 

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Is that the same Collum Eastwood who helped to trivialise and normalise Republican terrorism by carrying the coffin at a terrorists funeral cotrtage.
In his position he should have been setting an example to the nationalist population and disowning terrorism.
But what can you expect when the sectarian sport GAA glorifies sectarian terrorists whereas all normal sports expects their players to be good role models for the younger players.
Yes that is the Collum Eastwood who carried a friends coffin. The fact that you want to make an issue out of it is just tragic.
 

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Yes that is the Collum Eastwood who carried a friends coffin. The fact that you want to make an issue out of it is just tragic.
It's the fact that he considers a terrorist to be a friend and he publicly glorifies this same terrorist when he should have been shuning him because of the terrorist activity he was engaged in which plays a part in normalizing terrorism for young people in Londonderry.
It's about time nationalists really disowned terrorists.
 

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It's the fact that he considers a terrorist to be a friend and he publicly glorifies this same terrorist when he should have been shuning him because of the terrorist activity he was engaged in which plays a part in normalizing terrorism for young people in Londonderry.
It's about time nationalists really disowned terrorists.
You are a member of a Orange order so I would not be calling on people to shun others.
 

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Yes that is the Collum Eastwood who carried a friends coffin. The fact that you want to make an issue out of it is just tragic.
Justifying the Provos again......quelle surprise.

If Arlene had carried a UVF mans coffin you'd have had a heart attack.
 

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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has called on the British and Irish governments to immediately convene talks to restore the devolved administration at Stormont in the wake of the murder of Lyra McKee.

Mr Eastwood has written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May saying there was “an unmistakable public desire that the tragic and terrible loss of Lyra McKee marks a turning point for our peace and political process”.

He also wrote to the leaders of the DUP, Sinn Féin, the Ulster Unionist Partyand Alliance calling for talks to restore the powersharing institutions.


I honestly do not see the point in Talks. For the Assembly to work unionism would have to behave as an ordinary British political party and accept things such as an Irish language act.
Ah jaysus, there is as much wrong with this post as there is with the idiots not doing their jobs up there. The only thing with which I agree si that talks between Dublin and London are not required.

The peace "process" is over. People need to get it through their thick skulls that peace was brought to Northern Ireland over 20 years ago. The ceasefire held and power sharing was introduced.

It was Sinn Fein, Martin McGuinnes specifically, that called a halt to them doing their jobs if memory serves me correctly. It was over a financial corruption scandal and a budgetary issue that gave Martin his excuse, was it not?

So, what needs to happen is not more talks. Action is required. Teresa May needs to cut funding until they sit down and reform the assembly. Plain and simple. They will sit down and start doing their jobs pretty fvcking quickly if funding is withheld.

And people in the Republic want to unite these morons with our own morons? Fvck me.
 

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Justifying the Provos again......quelle surprise.

If Arlene had carried a UVF mans coffin you'd have had a heart attack.

The SDLP leader will be surprised that you think he was in the IRA. (It shows a particular mindset)
 

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I don’t see how restoring Stormont makes dissidents less likely to use violence. But his pointless call gets the SDLP some air time before the elections.
 

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I don’t see how restoring Stormont makes dissidents less likely to use violence. But his pointless call gets the SDLP some air time before the elections.
It should have anything to do with dissident violence but about actually delivering for the citizens of NI.

They should be given two weeks to be back in place of its axed for good and DR starts the next day.
 

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Justifying the Provos again......quelle surprise.

If Arlene had carried a UVF mans coffin you'd have had a heart attack.
No doubt she was furious with her colleague, Dale Pankhurst last week and has already called for his expulsion from the party.........................

DUP man's thanks to ex-UVF hitman and jailed Orangeman for election support - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

And horrified when Rev Willie McCrea stood on a platform supporting Billy Wright, who war cry was, "Yabadadoo, any Taig will do" all those years ago.

Why does Ian Paisley's party show such interest in a mass murderer?
 


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