Ulster Says No to Jim Allister's Traditional Unionist Voice

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Jim Allister's dreams of establishing a bridgehead of anti-Executive unionists in the Stormont Assembly looks in tatters as all but a small percentage of the unionist electorate rejected his dire warnings about 'terrorist-inclusive' government and North Korean style democracy.

The TUV stood in ten constituencies:

North Antrim 7,114 16.8%
East Derry 2,572 7.4%
Mid-Ulster 2,995 7.3%
South Antrim 1,829 5.4%
East Antrim 1,826 6.0%
Lagan Valley 3,154 8.6%
East Belfast 1,856 5.4%
North Down 1,634 4.9%
Strangford 1,814 5.6%
South Down 1,506 3.5%

Based on this outing only Allister in North Antrim looks likely to win a seat in the Assembly at next year's elections. Hardly a basis on which he could sabotage power sharing. As Jim licks his wounds (and contemplates a return to the bar) he will at least be able to console himself that he is not the only unionist leader to find himself down and out.

The moral of the story is that the unionist electorate have accepted the reality of Sinn Féin in government. They expect their representatives to get on with it.
 


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The TUV is the past. The UK State gives the orders whilst NI is part of that state. Should The Union ever dissolve then all bets are, off course, off.
 

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The TUV is the past. The UK State gives the orders whilst NI is part of that state. Should The Union ever dissolve then all bets are, off course, off.
The TUV represent the heart as opposed to the head of Unionism, just like the "dissidents" represent the heart of the "Nationalist"/Republican community.
 

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The TUV is the past.
That was evident from watching Allister's contribution to various debates. His attempts to out-Paisley Paisley Junior were entertaining in a perverse way.

Society as a whole is moving on.
 

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The TUV represent the heart as opposed to the head of Unionism, just like the "dissidents" represent the heart of the "Nationalist"/Republican community.
Very well put a chara. Which is why the "dissidents" need to start growing a brain - otherwise the barbarity of Stormont could last another hundred years.
 

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The TUV represent the heart as opposed to the head of Unionism, just like the "dissidents" represent the heart of the "Nationalist"/Republican community.
A manifesto for phsycopathy. Still, you seem to recognise they are going nowhere so you are progressing. Now take your medecine.
 

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That was evident from watching Allister's contribution to various debates. His attempts to out-Paisley Paisley Junior were entertaining in a perverse way.

Society as a whole is moving on.
Yes, now its funding war criminals and child rape supporters.
 

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A manifesto for phsycopathy. Still, you seem to recognise they are going nowhere so you are progressing. Now take your medecine.
Nor are the Adamsites. They have already reached their final destination - paid lackys of the English Crown and cowardly footmen of the ruling class.
 

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Yes, now its funding war criminals and child rape supporters.
This thread is about Jim Allister and TUV. Take your paedophilia obsession elsewhere.
 

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This thread is about Jim Allister and TUV. Take your paedophilia obsession elsewhere.
I am not the one who supports the cover up of child rape - you are.
 

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What do the DUPs reduced majorities mean in the context of TUV results?
 

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Nor are the Adamsites. .
Oh but they are progressing mo chara....Into cosy pensions and book deals....Not forgetting lectures tours of the USA for plastic paddies.
 

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Jim Allister's dreams of establishing a bridgehead of anti-Executive unionists in the Stormont Assembly looks in tatters as all but a small percentage of the unionist electorate rejected his dire warnings about 'terrorist-inclusive' government and North Korean style democracy.

The TUV stood in ten constituencies:

North Antrim 7,114 16.8%
East Derry 2,572 7.4%
Mid-Ulster 2,995 7.3%
South Antrim 1,829 5.4%
East Antrim 1,826 6.0%
Lagan Valley 3,154 8.6%
East Belfast 1,856 5.4%
North Down 1,634 4.9%
Strangford 1,814 5.6%
South Down 1,506 3.5%

Based on this outing only Allister in North Antrim looks likely to win a seat in the Assembly at next year's elections. Hardly a basis on which he could sabotage power sharing. As Jim licks his wounds (and contemplates a return to the bar) he will at least be able to console himself that he is not the only unionist leader to find himself down and out.

The moral of the story is that the unionist electorate have accepted the reality of Sinn Féin in government. They expect their representatives to get on with it.
Its a defining moment for unionism - they now know the limit of how far they can go with the politics of 'fundamentalism', 'britishness' and 'anti-irishness'.
The DUP have now accommodated nationalism (to a limited degree) and further retrenchment into that particular corner will yield no more in terms of votes.
So Unionism has hit ground zero - which means things can only get better - from here on they can only learn.
 

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What do the DUPs reduced majorities mean in the context of TUV results?
The TUV results partly explain the DUP's reduced majorities. They also partly explain why the DUP retained eight of its nine seats.
 

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Oh but they are progressing mo chara....Into cosy pensions and book deals....Not forgetting lectures tours of the USA for plastic paddies.
Indeed, Im sure that thats what Jim Lynagh and his comrades died for all right.
 

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Can the mods take action against this repetitve trolling or see the site slide into disrepute. Can other posters report it too.
 

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Its a defining moment for unionism - they now know the limit of how far they can go with the politics of 'fundamentalism', 'britishness' and 'anti-irishness'.
The DUP have now accommodated nationalism (to a limited degree) and further retrenchment into that particular corner will yield no more in terms of votes.
So Unionism has hit ground zero - which means things can only get better - from here on they can only learn.
Yes, TUV fail is good news for the North. Now Jim Allister can go back to supporting the employment of several barstaff in his local. TUV probably subtracted a few per cent from the DUP vote, but Peter Robinson lost his seat to Alliance, not a TUV loon.
 

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Can the mods take action against this repetitve trolling or see the site slide into disrepute. Can other posters report it too.
I take it you are making a complaint against you own inane posts? Very good. I think they should be removed also.
 

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Yes, TUV fail is good news for the North. Now Jim Allister can go back to supporting the employment of several barstaff in his local. TUV probably subtracted a few per cent from the DUP vote, but Peter Robinson lost his seat to Alliance, not a TUV loon.
LOL he is a lawyer not a publican. I suspect Jim would frown on pub-owning.
 


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