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Major point…  June 14, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Solid good sense from John Major yesterday, who makes a crucial point that for all the rhetoric, once the Tories decided not to go for a second election the DUP would be fairly snookered given the threat of a Labour victory at the next contest and would have to row in behind the Tories come what may. 

And more good sense that the DUP will now require a quid pro quo. And that if that is for money then…

…how is that going to be received in Wales, or in Scotland, or amongst the just about managing everywhere across the UK. It is going to create friction amongst them. They would see it as the government paying cash for votes in parliament, and in doing so I think that could well cost votes in the country for the Conservative party, by the bucketload, at a subsequent election. So I have that political concern.

What price that union?

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1. Michael Carley - June 14, 2017
GW - June 14, 2017

Cheap at the price. I hope they get it all up front ;-).

No “check’s in the post as soon as we look as if we’ll be in business medium term”, thank you very much.

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2. RosencrantzisDead - June 14, 2017

There is a wry pleasure in seeing the DUP squirm as the ‘mainlanders’ cast a very critical eye over them. Foster taking a leaf from the IONA institute and claiming that holding a certain strident view of ‘marriage’ is not homophobic. This is the rhetoric of a politician from Dixieland rather than Doncaster. And it makes the Union seem more artificial, more remote and more untenable than ever.

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3. Roger Cole - June 14, 2017

The problem for the DUP is they don’t understand that the Union is a two way deal. Just because they won they think they can once more march down the Garvaghy Road again just to remind the Fenians that they are still the masters no longer works not just with the Fenians but the Scots, the Welsh or the English either.

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WorldbyStorm - June 14, 2017

+1 Roger, very very true

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4. roddy - June 14, 2017

With regard to “a politician from Dixie land” ,I am one of the few on here who has actually come across the DUP up close.Whilst as I have said before I live and get on well with the roughly 15 % protestant community in my own area,actual DUP members are something else. Election counts are where I usually come across them and I have to say many of them are just plain wierd..

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