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By spoonman
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#559496
I know that Newsthump is a satirical news website, but I do wonder if whoever wrote this piece realises it's less like satire and more like the truth?
DUP bloody loving opportunity to make threats and feel important

The DUP is secretly over the moon about the whole Northern Ireland backstop issue because it gives them a chance to do what they love best – throw their weight around and intimidate others.
https://newsthump.com/2018/11/20/dup-bl ... important/
 
By Watchman
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#581820
Dear Mr Johnson
Thank you for your kind donation.
I am pleased to tell you, as a result of the amount given, you qualify for a commemorative sash and bowler, which will be sent as soon as the cheque's clears.
Yours with a firm, but funny, handshake
Arlene
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By spoonman
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Credible? Probably. Alliance's tails are up after two quite successful election runs earlier this year. However, transferring that to Westminster seats is another issue entirely. The STV elections allow for a large amount of leeway as to whom you vote for. But for FPTP it's largely a sectarian head count of us v them, and outside of East Belfast they're largely outside the shuffle.
 
By spoonman
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#585103
It's a sign that if a snap GE is going to be called, Sinn Fein might entertain the idea of not fighting to retain their Westminster constituencies on a provision of an agreement with "other progressive parties" which in this case would likely include the SDLP, Alliance & NI Greens, to field a single Anti No Deal Brexit candidate in the 18 NI Constituencies against the DUP and any other candidate backing "No deal", the likely hood being that as a one-off, Sinn Fein would "step aside" from fielding any candidates to allow someone from another party in the pact to represent them all, with SF calling on its supporters to back the unity candidate.

It would be a significant manovure for the Shinners doing so, they'd be accepting that such an election for Westminster would mean every single seat in the House of Commons actually mattering, whilst not breaking their abstentionist policy. It's not something that doesn't have risks for them, but while their current policy of standing back and let the DUP show themselves up has so far been OK for them, and some point they know they actually have to start getting their hands dirty. A 2-Viagra strength Hard Brexit could see a backlash among many communities along both sides of the border, especially on the northern side if it was seen that SF done nothing of note to prevent it. It's perhaps the stiffest challenge they might meet since the GFA was signed.
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By Boiler
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#585105
In the context of this,
spoonman wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:36 pm
A 2-Viagra strength Hard Brexit
- did you really mean to write this?
spoonman wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:36 pm
It's perhaps the stiffest challenge they might meet since the GFA was signed.
(I once read how Viagra works. It looks positively dangerous.)
 
By Bones McCoy
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#586806
Some cracking puns following this news story.

Sophisticated' £50,000 cannabis factory found in Orange Order-owned properties in Co Tyrone.

* The hash my father stored.
* Battle of the bong.
* cash for hash.

And plenty more below.

https://twitter.com/irish_news/status/1 ... 8357483520
 
By Kreuzberger
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#586807
Bones McCoy wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:40 am
Some cracking puns following this news story.

Sophisticated' £50,000 cannabis factory found in Orange Order-owned properties in Co Tyrone.

* The hash my father stored.
* Battle of the bong.
* cash for hash.

And plenty more below.

https://twitter.com/irish_news/status/1 ... 8357483520
Fuck the Dope!
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