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And with one bound she was free… June 14, 2021

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Making her resignation speech to the Assembly chamber, Ms Foster said her time as First Minister may have ended “abruptly”, but she vowed to pursue “unfinished business” in championing Northern Ireland in other ways.

Ms Foster, who acknowledged she had not always made the right calls, became emotional as she closed her speech with an appeal for MLAs to act as “good neighbours”.

Assembly colleagues applauded as she ended her speech with the line “over and out”.


1. yourcousin - June 14, 2021

Again, it’s a shame that she seems eminently reasonable upon her defenestration. Pity she didn’t display the same broad minded attitude when she was in power.

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WorldbyStorm - June 14, 2021

We think alike. That struck me as well. I even liked her quip about spending more time with her family whether they liked it or not.


Tomboktu - June 15, 2021

Did she not recycle that quip from another politician leaving office?

Something at the back of my brain, deep inside one of this folds, says it was used elsewhere, but where is just hidden in that nook.

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WorldbyStorm - June 15, 2021

You could well be right. It doesn’t sound entirely new.


irishelectionliterature - June 15, 2021

Was it not a dig at Poots I think, who said that her first responsibility should be her family or something along those lines.

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WorldbyStorm - June 15, 2021

Hah! You’re right I’d think.


Aonrud ⚘ - June 15, 2021

She said something like “it’s a good thing I’m such a good wife and mother”, in reference to his saying that that was her “first duty” when she was elected.

It was an effective dig – make the father Ted reference, take the high road, but still get a jibe in.

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