South Belfast : DUP hard-Brexit vote V lighter shade of green ?

Mickeymac

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I heard it suggested on Talkback the other day as well but I doubt if it is realistic.
The DUP's Robinson got 55% of the vote in 2017.

Long held the seat before, but it is worth noting, that was before the bullyboy loyalist paramilitaries were brought into the equazion to maximise the Duplicious vote.
 


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Long held the seat before, but it is worth noting, that was before the bullyboy loyalist paramilitaries were brought into the equazion to maximise the Duplicious vote.
That was a knee-jerk reaction against Peter Robinson after his wife's scandal and public disgust following revelations about their lavish lifestyle funded by MPs expenses.
Furthermore The constituency voted "Leave".
 

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That was a knee-jerk reaction against Peter Robinson after his wife's scandal and public disgust following revelations about their lavish lifestyle funded by MPs expenses.
Furthermore The constituency voted "Leave".

Indeed sir, but, Robinson was right hand man to Paisley, done jail time etc whilst lesser beasts, who have checkered history over decades retained their seats in Stormont/Westminster.

What I am suggesting is a shift/ difference in unionist thinking and polling is very possible, depending who is involved.
 

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He denied once the real Brits called Blair Mayne "paddy":ROFLMAO: he had to.....because that was his username on that particular forum.😂
I don't recall discussing Blair Mayne on here or anywhere else for that matter.

One thing's for sure, no one will ever be calling you Paddy...
 

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I heard it suggested on Talkback the other day as well but I doubt if it is realistic.
The DUP's Robinson got 55% of the vote in 2017.
If the H&W lads follow through on their promise they will put up a candidate to run against him which would takes votes directly off him .....
they probably won’t though
 
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If the H&W lads follow through on their promise they will put up a candidate to run against him which would takes votes directly off him .....
they probably won’t though

Unionist politicos are anti trade unionists, simply because they support the right wing Tory party who vehemently abhor organised Labor movements, always did, nothing new there.
 

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Unionist politicos are anti trade unionists, simply because they support the right wing Tory party who vehemently abhor organised Labor movements, always did, nothing new there.
It would be some craic if the H&W crowd came out against them
 

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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said he would be happy to meet Green leader Clare Bailey to discuss potential "agreed" candidates if a snap general election is triggered.

Ms Bailey has written to the other Stormont pro-remain parties asking leaders to hold talks.
A pact between SDLP, Alliance and the Green Party where they run an agreed set of candidates is a great idea. If SF are happy to support a set of candidates who will take their seats they should be included too, but there is not a hope of that happening. Electing MPs who choose to make themselves irrelevant by not taking their seats is pointless and so I don't think SF should be included otherwise.
 

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Unionist politicos are anti trade unionists, simply because they support the right wing Tory party who vehemently abhor organised Labor movements, always did, nothing new there.
Something you're probably not aware of is that a high proportion of early Loyalist paramilitary leaders had trade union backgrounds including at official level.

The UVF in particular had cordial relations with the socialist Official IRA (the real Republicans) in the compounds and outside.

You ever heard the phrase "The Shankill Soviet"?
 

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Something you're probably not aware of is that a high proportion of early Loyalist paramilitary leaders had trade union backgrounds including at official level.

The UVF in particular had cordial relations with the socialist Official IRA (the real Republicans) in the compounds and outside.

You ever heard the phrase "The Shankill Soviet"?
they just must have preferred murdering innocent caflicks i suppose .. with the boul big Ian stuck in it to the straps of course
 

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Something you're probably not aware of is that a high proportion of early Loyalist paramilitary leaders had trade union backgrounds including at official level.
they just must have preferred murdering innocent caflicks i suppose .. with the boul big Ian stuck in it to the straps of course
Ye - that's what happens in ethno-sectarian conflicts - ordinary people do terrible things.
 


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