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lapsy pa
16 Sep 21 11:38
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I never thought i would say it but well done that man!

You snubbed the Queen and the DUP are hopping,take a bow.
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Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 1:12 PM BST
what happened?
Report lapsy pa September 16, 2021 1:15 PM BST
Simply put they want the President of Ireland to take part in the 'celebration' centenary of the partition of Ireland. Micheal D is too busy cutting his toenails or something.
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 1:20 PM BST
i agree partition has been a disaster but can't see any benefit to boycotting this, will just be used by unionists to say south doesn't accept Northern Ireland etc.
Report lapsy pa September 16, 2021 1:24 PM BST
You are colluding with partition if you attend Joe,On top of that the dup have cut relations politically with the South, blank the thing is correct.
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 1:33 PM BST
not a good look in my opinion

if he was invited he should go
Report shiny new shoes please September 16, 2021 1:34 PM BST
Naughty Leprechaun
Approved discrimination , thru gov propaganda . Coercion  , the shame
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 1:34 PM BST
will Higgins skipping this help or hinder the united ireland cause?
Report lfc1971 September 16, 2021 2:01 PM BST
Shouldn’t have been invited
Report politicspunter September 16, 2021 2:04 PM BST
Well done Michael Higgins Grin
Report lfc1971 September 16, 2021 2:04 PM BST
no one from the south of Ireland should have been invited , imho
Report dave1357 September 16, 2021 2:27 PM BST
thot the dup would've been busy preparing for the 10k anniversary of the creation.
Report shiny new shoes please September 16, 2021 2:44 PM BST
He likes James Joyce
Tongue Out
Report brentford September 16, 2021 2:49 PM BST
Seems a perfectly acceptable move to me though on the issue of a united Ireland that must be decades off...you only have to see the marching season in the North to see how far away that is regardless of your politics...
Report Giuseppe September 16, 2021 2:58 PM BST
Higgins is a left wing radical by the way

would have Ireland taking a million Afghan refugees if it was up to him
Report lapsy pa September 16, 2021 3:23 PM BST
Play the ball Joe,not the man,You csn't have the Irish President 'celebrating' the breaking up of the Island of Ireland.Jeffrey trying to make political capital out of it is the funny point,how desperate.
Good post Brentford.
Report lfc1971 September 16, 2021 8:44 PM BST
Can’t really blame him for not going in fairness , it’s not as if he thinks it’s a good thing lol
lot of nonsense .
Report tobermory September 16, 2021 9:07 PM BST
Was Ireland ever 'united', other than 1605-1922 ?
Report lfc1971 September 16, 2021 9:08 PM BST
No , in fact you will find it was the English who were the first people in Ireland
Report tobermory September 16, 2021 9:08 PM BST
A bit like blaming Britain for partitioning India, with their having never united it themselves to begin with.
Report tobermory September 16, 2021 9:09 PM BST
I don't think the English were the first people there. The English were pretty late arrivals to England, never mind Ireland.
Report lfc1971 September 16, 2021 9:10 PM BST
Best thing that ever happened to the Indian people was England going there - well that was the case everywhere in the world
Report lapsy pa October 20, 2021 6:49 PM BST
The Queen cannot make it either though to be fair there was good racing at Ascot last weekend.
Report akabula October 20, 2021 10:12 PM BST
Only a bigot would congratulate him.
Report Giuseppe October 20, 2021 10:25 PM BST
when is this event does anyone know?
Report lapsy pa October 20, 2021 11:07 PM BST
Akabula bulling, never mind,She may make Glasgow. You can have Mr Coveney instead Laugh
Report Giuseppe October 20, 2021 11:10 PM BST
will be interesting when they try to list the successes and benefits of partition to NI
Report Giuseppe October 20, 2021 11:11 PM BST
NI protestants really think southerners want to kill them
Report politicspunter October 20, 2021 11:17 PM BST
Nice fella, spoke to him for some time at the Glorney Cup a few years ago.
Report Giuseppe October 20, 2021 11:21 PM BST
he's a left wing idiot
Report Giuseppe October 20, 2021 11:23 PM BST
He has used his time in office to address issues concerning justice, social equality, social inclusion, anti-sectarianism, anti-racism, and reconciliation.Love
Report akabula October 20, 2021 11:24 PM BST
Polly fantasising yet again.
Report Giuseppe October 20, 2021 11:26 PM BST
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_D._Higgins

In November 2016, Higgins received criticism from some sections of the Irish media for praising Fidel Castro, saying in a statement that he learned of Castro's death with "great sadness".[89]
Report Giuseppe October 20, 2021 11:27 PM BST
maybe that's why Polly likes him
Report brentford October 20, 2021 11:28 PM BST
he's a left wing idiot

you think everyone that isn't right wing fits that though G...

who'd have thought prioritising anti-sectarianism and reconciliation might be important...
Report politicspunter October 20, 2021 11:42 PM BST
https://www.glorneycupchess.org/event_2015/index_event_2015.htm
.

That was a really nice venue.
Report lfc1971 October 20, 2021 11:43 PM BST
someone who is anti unionist and anti British shouldn’t be invited , imho
Report Giuseppe October 20, 2021 11:46 PM BST
wants to fight sectarianism yet doesnt go to this Confused

also he's a great friend of refugees and migrants, would have the country full of them if it was up to him
Report Giuseppe October 20, 2021 11:47 PM BST
who does he want to reconcile with if not unionists?

far more interested in fighting "racism"
Report brentford October 20, 2021 11:52 PM BST
can't go to this realistically surely G ?  endorsing a fundamentally though probably necessary status quo based on a mixture of failures and necessities of the prevailing world of those eras...attendance is controversial at best..
Report lfc1971 October 20, 2021 11:54 PM BST
British people have to understand - the south of Ireland , and its politicians will never be a friendly neighbour
Not in the past , and not in the future.
Report lfc1971 October 20, 2021 11:59 PM BST
The same will happen in Scotland if the snp get their way
Report lapsy pa October 22, 2021 2:22 PM BST
A damp squib yesterday, hardly made the news,with the Queen unwell surely another senior royal could have attended?
More likely distancing themselves from the loyalist politicans and who can blame them.
Report brentford October 22, 2021 5:35 PM BST
suitable senior royals getting a bit thin on the ground these days, Lapsy Mischief

quite a timely illness for her majesty...

I think pre Brexit lfc the British/Irish relationship was very good and only continuing to head in one direction a very positive one,
many younger people especially don't (or didn't) have the same inevitable baggage of previous generations.
Report lapsy pa October 22, 2021 10:14 PM BST
I don't think the relationship is bad Brentford,Ireland are rightly looking to keep the GFA agreement with the UK going,that is a red line so to speak.

I am pleased the centenary was a shambles,it was started out as a show of triumphalism,Micheal D knew it.

Enough young have the baggage but if the protocol is implemented properly the North of Ireland is in a position to capitalise massively economically especially if todays think tank findings of being used as a 'hub' are used asap.
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:20 PM BST
Saw only a small part of it on the news , certainly not triumphalist
It was quite nice .
Report lapsy pa October 22, 2021 10:22 PM BST
Glad you enjoyed it lfc.
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:25 PM BST
unionists are too embarrassed to hold a bigger ceremony

they know there is nothing to celebrate

NI has been 100 years of ethnic conflict and economic failure
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:26 PM BST
was such a success London had to step in and impose direct rule
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:26 PM BST
It’s not the same without the Queen of course Sad
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:28 PM BST
On the contrary Giuseppe N Ireland has been one of the best of countries anywhere in the world to live
For the last 100 years
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:29 PM BST
yeah mate

civil war and needs a £10 billion subsidy a year
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:30 PM BST
has there ever been a less successful country than Nortehrn Ireland

haiti maybe?
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:32 PM BST
It wasn’t a civil war , most people had a happy life , with freedom and opportunities only dreamt of elsewhere
Report lapsy pa October 22, 2021 10:33 PM BST
It may have been for one side who have well and truly fukked up, maybe it can be better for everyone in the future.
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:34 PM BST
No , for both
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:36 PM BST
£5,000 a year subsidy for every man woman and child in NI, about £100 a week

i wish someone would give me £100 a week
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:36 PM BST
London is the most heavily subsidised part of the U.K.
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:38 PM BST
how do you calculate that?

the City is a huge tax earner for the UK
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:39 PM BST
surely higher % on social welfare in the north?
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:39 PM BST
I thought you mentioned people
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:40 PM BST
Men ,women and children ...
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:41 PM BST
UK economy without London wouldn't look good

a lot of the UK is quite poor
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:41 PM BST
it's only really London and the Home Counties that are wealthy
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:42 PM BST
No where and no one in the U.K. is poor
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:44 PM BST
lot of deprivation in the welsh valleys and north of england

those places would be **** with social welfare
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:44 PM BST
without
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:44 PM BST
There’s no deprivation anywhere in the U.K.
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:46 PM BST
that's the irony of this levelling uo bullshit

there is already a massive redistribution of money from the south to the north
Report akabula October 22, 2021 10:46 PM BST
i wish someone would give me £100 a week

Westminster does Guiseppe. Wishaw is in Scotland.
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:47 PM BST
there is no way places like northumberland could afford current social welfare / NHS bills without the south
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:47 PM BST
what is wishaw
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:47 PM BST
We have things about right in Britain , and have done so all our lives
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:51 PM BST
Do you know I was taking to someone this morning, his brother had died not long there was himself his brother - and he had nine sisters
Report pandora1963 October 22, 2021 10:53 PM BST
no deprivation in the UK and nobody is poor, says lfc1971. Tell that to the familes of the poor bastards who starved to death because they had their benefits stopped and were too ill to leave their homes. Tell that to the people queing up at foodbanks because the govt have stopped their benefits for no reason whatsoever. You stupid ignoarmus k unt.
Report pandora1963 October 22, 2021 10:53 PM BST
no deprivation in the UK and nobody is poor, says lfc1971. Tell that to the familes of the poor bastards who starved to death because they had their benefits stopped and were too ill to leave their homes. Tell that to the people queing up at foodbanks because the govt have stopped their benefits for no reason whatsoever. You stupid ignoarmus k unt.
Report Giuseppe October 22, 2021 10:53 PM BST
not many families like that these days

imagine trying to hold down a career as a lawyer with 11 maternity leaves
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:56 PM BST
Happy they all did well , he actually played golf with Ballesteros
His brother was a great footballer -had a trial with arsenal
Report lfc1971 October 22, 2021 10:58 PM BST
No one starved
Report akabula October 22, 2021 11:06 PM BST
Nobody goes without the essentials in the UK.
Report lapsy pa October 22, 2021 11:14 PM BST
The cost of paying rent/mortgage, heating a home,food inflation,fuel/travel, etc is getting uglier by the day,more and more are going to struggle and that is fact.
How essentials are measured will be robbing Peter to pay Paul and that isn't just UK.
Report akabula October 25, 2021 12:07 AM BST
Illegal immigrants well looked after as well.
Top class hotel accommodation, 3 decent meals a day and spending money.
Like I say nobody goes without in the UK.
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