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runwiththewind

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Just caught this on rte:

https://mobile.twitter.com/johnfinucane?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

Seemingly SF have caught on to the fact that Gerry Kelly can't ever win NB. Rte also suggesting that Pat Doherty will also be moving on/retiring.

Is this tactical, or is this a case of the troubles generation finally moving on/being moved on?
Don't really care who stands in N. Belfast, Dodds will hold his seat...This time. It's E.Belfast that matters. Hopefully Naomi will oust that cur Robinson.
 

hollandia

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Don't really care who stands in N. Belfast, Dodds will hold his seat...This time. It's E.Belfast that matters. Hopefully Naomi will oust that cur Robinson.
It's certainly possible. Gavin Robinson probably lost that seat the minute he gave his acceptance speech.
 

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Finucane will be put forward as a victim, hoping to gain sympathy from SDLP voters and others. SFIRA will be hoping that SDLP make it easy for their voters by not standing.
Has Gerry Kelly has done his sectarian headcount?
 

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It's long past time for Pat Doherty (Tyrone - Occidental) to shuffle off and start writing his memoirs.
 

Just Jack

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Just caught this on rte:

https://mobile.twitter.com/johnfinucane?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

Seemingly SF have caught on to the fact that Gerry Kelly can't ever win NB. Rte also suggesting that Pat Doherty will also be moving on/retiring.

Is this tactical, or is this a case of the troubles generation finally moving on/being moved on?
Actually the fact unionists now need a pact in North Belfast demonstrates how terrified they were of Gerry Kelly.

Having said that John Finucane is a wonderful choice and will definitely have a broader appeal among SDLP voters.

Voters now have a choice between a rabble rousing Orange bigot or a pro-human rights, pro-LGBT, anti-Brexit candidate who will work for everyone in the constituency.
 

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Sinn Fein does not truly deserve that name any more. RSF is the true Sinn Fein.
A weird thing about RSF - all the RSFers I know vote in Dáil elections even though their party split with SF over the issue of abstentionism from Dáil elections. If the Nordie RSFers are anything like their Donegal counterparts, they will probably vote for Finucane in North Belfast.
 

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Great news.Hopefully Homer will be handed his P45.SDLP have a real dilemma here.
 

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Finucane will be put forward as a victim, hoping to gain sympathy from SDLP voters and others. SFIRA will be hoping that SDLP make it easy for their voters by not standing.
Has Gerry Kelly has done his sectarian headcount?

EX Grim supporter, now an arnie fan looks clearly rattled:lol: by this news and has not grasped the fact Gerry is not standing in this election given his comments above.

 

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The idea of getting rid of McCausland and Dodds within 3 months of each other will be a strong motivation on the ground and in many potential voters' minds.

The SDLP find themselves in a bit of a pickle. There's a possiblility Mallon will not stand, they could put up an unknown. And even that will be used against them at the next election.

Expect McCausland to keep attacking the Finucanes in his BT column from now until the election.

This will be an epic battle. And if the last election turnout is similar or even higher, it's too close to call at this early stage. A long way to go but I would say Round 1 to Sinn Féin.
 

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If Finnucane gets elected, I predict he will be SF leader, north and south, within 3 years, replacing both the man who was never a member and the other half of his ventriloquist act in the north.
 

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The idea of getting rid of McCausland and Dodds within 3 months of each other will be a strong motivation on the ground and in many potential voters' minds.

The SDLP find themselves in a bit of a pickle. There's a possiblility Mallon will not stand, they could put up an unknown. And even that will be used against them at the next election.

Expect McCausland to keep attacking the Finucanes in his BT column from now until the election.

This will be an epic battle. And if the last election turnout is similar or even higher, it's too close to call at this early stage. A long way to go but I would say Round 1 to Sinn Féin.
A caller on radio today called Nelson a failed politician. Redsky just sniggered like a juvenile in response.
Taking Deputy Dawds seat is possible. This will get very dirty.
 

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If Finnucane gets elected, I predict he will be SF leader, north and south, within 3 years, replacing both the man who was never a member and the other half of his ventriloquist act in the north.
A newcomer on the scene rarely makes that kind of Progress in Political Parties . Sinn fein are different in that Gerry Adams has been Leader for longer than eternity.......

John Finucane is impressive any time I have seen him interviewed but Party Politics may be a different experience for him.....

It may be interesting.......
 

mac tíre

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If Finnucane gets elected, I predict he will be SF leader, north and south, within 3 years, replacing both the man who was never a member and the other half of his ventriloquist act in the north.
Ireland gets a bit of sun and looks what it does to them. Stay out of the sun, lads. Our little island can't handle it.
 

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Ireland gets a bit of sun and looks what it does to them. Stay out of the sun, lads. Our little island can't handle it.
Not at all, shinners have had us in a dark place for generations.
 

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Not at all, shinners have had us in a dark place for generations.
During the troubles, it was a badge of honour for any shinner to have blood on his/her hands. Now, that they're playing in the senior ranks, every potential leader would be subject to the same forensic examination of his /her past as McGuinness was in the presidential election. You might remember it made him and many of his old school very uncomfortable.
 

mac tíre

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During the troubles, it was a badge of honour for any shinner to have blood on his/her hands. Now, that they're playing in the senior ranks, every potential leader would be subject to the same forensic examination of his /her past as McGuinness was in the presidential election. You might remember it made him and many of his old school very uncomfortable.
What the fúck has that gibberish to do with your contention that Finucane will be SF leader within 3 years? Your problem is you don't know what you are talking about but you know it. So you'll double down on your nonsense with each reply.

You aren't a Stickie by any chance? :rolleyes:
 

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A smart choice by SF but the whole Finucane family including his turncoat wife are all known to be up to their necks in this current phase of the "struggle".
His dad was the provo bagman on many matters with a direct line to the Army Council of PIRA and the Finucane "clan" are SF/PIRA royalty who all contribute to the current propaganda war .
Nauseating bunch of people whose family network killed many people and then seek enquiries when one of them got whacked.
 


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