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Unionists object to planned NIE takeover


johndodger

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Unionist leaders in Northern Ireland have written to Taoiseach Brian Cowen to formally object to the ESB's planned takeover of Northern Ireland Electricity.
RT News: Unionists object to planned NIE takeover

Why is this? Why are senior unionist politicians including FM Peter Robinson objecting to inward foreign investment in NI?

According to the article:

They also said there would have been 'political outcry' had the Northern Ireland Executive or the UK government sought to acquire the Irish electricity grid.
On what basis does he make such a ludicrous claim?
 


ItsEvolution

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Of course it does and what do you expect from them, they hate anything Irish, this has nothing to do with politics yet unionists can’t stand the notion of a 26 county business bring in charge of anything in the north.
 

British Citizen

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Of course it does and what do you expect from them, they hate anything Irish, this has nothing to do with politics yet unionists can’t stand the notion of a 26 county business bring in charge of anything in the north.
I thought you were banned for making homophobic comments?

This forum is a joke.
 

Just Jack

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What is the basis for their objection?

I cannot open the link.
 

eoghanacht

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What is the basis for their objection?

I cannot open the link.
"They described the plan as 'inappropriate' and said it amounted to the purchase of a 'key component' of Northern Ireland's national infrastructure".


Just good old fashioned unionist bigotry.
 

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dublincitizen

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What "major political implications" does the ESB buyout cause? The ESB's investment in NIE is an example of North-South co-operation in the area of energy, which both the DUP and UUP made commitments to in the St. Andrews Agreement, so for them to object to it and draw a comparison of the ESB buying NIE to a UK company buying the Irish electricity grid shows the complete hypocrisy and double standards of Unionism.
 

Aristodemus

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They've evry right to be worried. We have the most expensive electricity in Europe
 

CarnivalOfAction

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They've evry right to be worried. We have the most expensive electricity in Europe
Mostly because the "regulator" prevented the ESB from lowering their prices -as part of the fattening up for privatisation. FF morons have learned nothing from the Eircom fiasco.

As for the unionist objections: maybe they don't like GREEN energy??
 

Oldira1

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But the ESB's cunning plan is to deprive the North of electricity unless they join a United Ireland. It will be like 1974 only in reverse. Can one blame the unionists for being fearful? Aren't we all out to get them?
 

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To be honest I dont see why they should be whinging. If its a legitimate business deal politics has nothing to do with it. It almost paints a picture of Ireland trying subversive tactics to take over !
 

wexfordman

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To be honest I dont see why they should be whinging. If its a legitimate business deal politics has nothing to do with it. It almost paints a picture of Ireland trying subversive tactics to take over !
Sshhhh!!!
 

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