posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 10:29 AM
Originally posted by infinite
I hope this is not the case. Democracy needs to be restored to Northern Ireland so we can all move on and start working towards the real issues at
- I agree wholeheartedly.
While the DUP continues to sing "no surrender"
- The one good thing about this is that this is not being lost on the people either.
The DUP capitalised on the misfortunes of the UUP but they were elected (even if there was a large part of that happening because 'moderate
unionists' stayed at home) to deliver
Destroying the institutions of the GFA, scowling in a corner refusing to deal with or agree to anything with anybody else and returning NI to another
indefinite period of direct rule is not going to be 'delivering' anything
to the so-called wider unionist community.
Particularly when the signs are that there is every likelihood of that 'direct rule' being informed by the Gov of the RoI, the USA (to a lesser
degree) and nationalists and republicans.
The word is the DUPers are split between the loopy fundy evangelicals who see any deal as a betrayal and a slightly more pragmatic wing who want to
get on with actual politics.
We have large additional costs facing the families across NI in the form of rates rises, new water charges and wholesale changes to the education
system happening here......but those clowns want to play their time-warp sectarian games.
(I note Paisley got the Gov to agree a cap on the rates for the highest bills ......no doubt working/middle class Ulster will be so grateful for that
certainly the middle class would like the halting of the end of selection at 11 if they'll go back to devolved Gov.)