Will Limerick AAA councillor vacate seat over throat cutting controversy?

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Question is will Limerick Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr John Loftus vacate his council seat over this throat cutting threats controversy? I assume of course that the AAA will at the very least ask him to resign but who knows!

Limerick councillor faces probe over threat to

According to the Limerick Leader "ANTI-Austerity Alliance councillor John Loftus is facing an inquiry from the party following claims he threatened to cut the throat of an activist.

The party is to meet this Tuesday night to decide the fate of the Limerick councillor, who is said to have admitted making the threats in a private Facebook conversation.

The offending comment - later tweeted by Mid-West Right2Water activist Greg Doran - read: “I tried to be nice. The next time I see you, I’ll cut your f****n throat. Insult me and you are dead”.

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Question is will Limerick Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr John Loftus vacate his council seat over this throat cutting threats controversy? I assume of course that the AAA will at the very least ask him to resign but who knows!

Limerick councillor faces probe over threat to

According to the Limerick Leader "ANTI-Austerity Alliance councillor John Loftus is facing an inquiry from the party following claims he threatened to cut the throat of an activist.

The party is to meet this Tuesday night to decide the fate of the Limerick councillor, who is said to have admitted making the threats in a private Facebook conversation.

The offending comment - later tweeted by Mid-West Right2Water activist Greg Doran - read: “I tried to be nice. The next time I see you, I’ll cut your f****n throat. Insult me and you are dead”.

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What party will meet, the Socialist Party or the Anti Austerity Alliance?
 

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What party will meet, the Socialist Party or the Anti Austerity Alliance?
I'd assume that there would be two meetings. The first will be a secret meeting of the Socialist Party members to decide what will be done at the actual AAA meeting. Unbelievable as it may sound, there are still a few innocent "useful fools" not associated with the Socialist Party who are still involved with the AAA.
 

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A Trotskyist nut reverting to type. God help us all if there shower of loons ever get into power.
 

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A Trotskyist nut reverting to type. God help us all if there shower of loons ever get into power.
Thankfully, this is highly unlikely.

I can't wait for MakingWaves' take on this.
 

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All political parties have people who embarrass them. This is not unique to SP / AAA. They might only be too willing to get rid of this guy anyway. I note the person threatened was another activist, do we know if he is an SP / AAA member?
 

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Question is will Limerick Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr John Loftus vacate his council seat over this throat cutting threats controversy? I assume of course that the AAA will at the very least ask him to resign but who knows!

Limerick councillor faces probe over threat to

According to the Limerick Leader "ANTI-Austerity Alliance councillor John Loftus is facing an inquiry from the party following claims he threatened to cut the throat of an activist.

The party is to meet this Tuesday night to decide the fate of the Limerick councillor, who is said to have admitted making the threats in a private Facebook conversation.

The offending comment - later tweeted by Mid-West Right2Water activist Greg Doran - read: “I tried to be nice. The next time I see you, I’ll cut your f****n throat. Insult me and you are dead”.

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Just makes one proud of the quality of our public representatives.
 

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All political parties have people who embarrass them. This is not unique to SP / AAA. They might only be too willing to get rid of this guy anyway. I note the person threatened was another activist, do we know if he is an SP / AAA member?
As far as I know the other activist's name is Greg Doran and he is active in the Midwest Right 2 Water group but is not connected with the AAA (Socialist Party).

His facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/greg.doran.988
 

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All political parties have people who embarrass them. This is not unique to SP / AAA. They might only be too willing to get rid of this guy anyway. I note the person threatened was another activist, do we know if he is an SP / AAA member?
I saw the facebook page of the "activist" who was threatened and he seems to be another one of these permanently unemployed water protestors who believes in Jim Corr style conspiracies. So I'm on the side of the trot headbanger on this one.
 
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Question is will Limerick Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr John Loftus vacate his council seat over this throat cutting threats controversy? I assume of course that the AAA will at the very least ask him to resign but who knows!

Limerick councillor faces probe over threat to

According to the Limerick Leader "ANTI-Austerity Alliance councillor John Loftus is facing an inquiry from the party following claims he threatened to cut the throat of an activist.

The party is to meet this Tuesday night to decide the fate of the Limerick councillor, who is said to have admitted making the threats in a private Facebook conversation.

The offending comment - later tweeted by Mid-West Right2Water activist Greg Doran - read: “I tried to be nice. The next time I see you, I’ll cut your f****n throat. Insult me and you are dead”.

"
Politicians should just stay away from social media. None of them seem to understand it or be able to handle it.
 

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I saw the facebook page of the "activist" who was threatened and he seems to be another one of these permanently unemployed water protestors who believes in Jim Corr style conspiracies. So I'm on the side of the trot headbanger on this one.[/QUO

It would remind you of two toddlers pulling each other's hair in a creche.
 
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This was obviously a carefully planned trap co-ordinated by Stalinist counter-revolutionaries, and while it may represent a temporary setback, ultimately our glorious path to revolutionary martyrdom will prevail. Allah is Good , Allah is Great. Oh hang on, wrong party of fundamentalist nutters...
 

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Thankfully, this is highly unlikely.

I can't wait for MakingWaves' take on this.
People make rash statements in the heat of the moment. I've threatened to set dogs on people.
 

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This was obviously a carefully planned trap co-ordinated by Stalinist counter-revolutionaries, and while it may represent a temporary setback, ultimately our glorious path to revolutionary martyrdom will prevail. Allah is Good , Allah is Great. Oh hang on, wrong party of fundamentalist nutters...
May Allah strike you blind!
 
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"Cian, Cian, Son Of Mammy, please tell us what to do. We cannot think for ourselves. The Leader is Good, The Leader is Great."
 

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As far as I know the other activist's name is Greg Doran and he is active in the Midwest Right 2 Water group but is not connected with the AAA (Socialist Party).

His facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/greg.doran.988
There's been quite a bit of tension between the grassroots anti water protests and Trot front organisation AAA who have sought to dominate and control the entire anti Irish Water movement. It's not surprising some of these headcases have started getting publicly nasty with activists not under their control. It's what they do best.
 


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