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08 May 22 19:31
Date Joined: 06 Nov 11
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And Stormont to be up and running again ?

Well it might be a long time , weeks or months or years ? …..
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Report MALAY July 8, 2022 3:04 PM BST
i think this could be more trouble from whoever comes in as they never negotiated the protocol.
Report SirNorbertClarke July 8, 2022 4:24 PM BST
a veterinary agreement would sort 90% of the NI protocol dispute.

The reason we don't have one is we had spartan Lord Frost negotiating for the UK. Boris never understood what he was signing, all he knew was it got Brexit done! Moron.

Let's hope whoever is the next PM tells Frosty to go f*** himself
Report Kelly July 10, 2022 11:58 AM BST
Interesting to see if Lewis's replacement takes any different path to solving the DUP not going to Stormont .

Unfortunate death of a DUP supporter in Larne ( it would be wouldn't it as Larne is focal point of protocol issue re so called sea border) , falling from a bonfire construction which was 50 feet high .

The fallout inherent in the "bonfire mentality" is that open domestic fires will never be banned in Northern Ireland . No  penalties on that could be enforced without having half the loyalist population of NI suffer bigger penalties ( based on size of conflagration ) . Assuming the PSNI are even handed .
Report A_T July 10, 2022 12:03 PM BST
i usually have a bonfire in March after clearing the garden in preparation for Spring - however noone's been killed yet guess I've just been lucky
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 12:53 PM BST
Just two more days until the glorious Twelfth
Report Kelly July 10, 2022 1:01 PM BST
A-T , bet you don't have hundreds of pallets on your bonfire .

Question for me has been for a long time " do they buy the pallets ( unlikely ) or how do they acquire them legally ? ".

No one has ever been prosecuted for stealing pallets here .  Blind eye .
Report Kelly July 10, 2022 1:08 PM BST
When I was growing up in Belfast , tradition was to have a Halloween bonfire . There was one every year 20 yards from our house , but of reasonable size so that it did not interfere with traffic or threaten housing .  And lots of neighbours used the opportunity to clear out their garage of junk .

Slight mess after the burning , but relatively easily cleaned up , and we cooked jacket potatoes in the dying embers of the fire after all the fireworks ( not 5 Nov here) were exhausted .

But 50 foot bonfires are just nuts , and if they are painted red white and blue why would any loyalist actually ignite same ? Maybe that is just DUP logic .
Report SirNorbertClarke July 10, 2022 1:12 PM BST
I think the people of NI are slowly realising that sectarianism based on religion is a sad way to waste your life.

They are still in the single market, the economy is booming and the sun shines on NI. Go enjoy life.
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 1:22 PM BST
It’s true that wood pallets are not as aesthetically pleasing
It was better in the past when youngsters would collect and build large towering bonfires
using bits of wood and furniture and tyres etc - i ( another victim of the green agenda )
And they would camp out overnight to make sure rival bonfire makers wouldn’t burn it down or steal stuff Grin
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 1:24 PM BST
Just one more sleep until bonfire night Happy
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 1:31 PM BST
I wonder will they be able to burn the tricolour on top of the bonfires now
Or have they outlawed that bit of fun also ?
Report lapsy pa July 10, 2022 1:56 PM BST
'That bit of fun'. Doubt very much any nationalists will be making a song about the fella falling off the bonfire last night unlike the orange order with that young schoolteacher.
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 2:21 PM BST
Victims of the Claudy bombs , 9 miles from Derry
a young girl age 9 , boys aged 15, 16 ,
38 , 39 , 52 , 59 , 60 , 65
McGuinness was the IRA leader in Derry at that time

Nationalists do sing IRA songs - and elect the murderers into office to represent them -
No preaching
Report lapsy pa July 10, 2022 2:27 PM BST
He could have been going to put a tricolor on when he fell off,some 'bit of fun' that Lfc,your words.
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 2:31 PM BST
I suggest you stop making any reference to the death it’s in bad taste
Report lapsy pa July 10, 2022 2:33 PM BST
You were the one that thinks burning tricolors on them bonfires is a 'bit of fun'
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 2:35 PM BST
You are the one who is alluding to his death
Now I suggest you stop it’s not doing you any favours
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 2:54 PM BST
One of many throughout NI to be built and lit on the 11th night this bonfire will be taken down after this tragedy Wooden pallets are inherently unstable and it’s something that will have to be addressed - a neighbouring bonfire is attempting to break the world record of 198ft
Report lapsy pa July 10, 2022 3:27 PM BST
Don't be preaching to me at all,you are the one who wants the flags burnt.
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 3:36 PM BST
2015 , A new low - as Union Jacks and stolen poppy wreaths are burned on bonfire
along with effigies of soldiers on a nationalist bonfire close to Derrys walls

Now as I said - no preaching about loyalist bonfires
Report SirNorbertClarke July 10, 2022 3:40 PM BST
Zero point in arguing with the moron.
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 3:53 PM BST
Can’t be bothered with this , trying to watch the tennis
Report akabula July 10, 2022 4:03 PM BST
Great match at the tennis lfc.
Very evenly matched.
Unlike on here. You'll have to go easy on them.
Report lapsy pa July 10, 2022 4:05 PM BST
You are trying to put the flag and effigy burnings on a par with nationalists with a very random one 7 years ago.

You are some bigot to be applauding the burning of the Irish flag, pryck.
Report lfc1971 July 10, 2022 5:33 PM BST
Yes aka , good stuff :)

August 2020 : Controversial nationalist bonfires lit in Derry

Traditionally nationalist bonfires have been lit in August in nationalist areas across Derry
They are lit to mark the Catholic feast of the assumption
Ahead of the fires organisers had been urged to comply with covid regulations limiting outdoor gatherings to 30
At one of the main bonfires in the bogside a significantly larger crowd gathered to watch late on Saturday night

Several of the fires continue to be a source of controversy within the city
with young bonfire builders criticised for anti social behaviour -
and burning items and symbols associated with the unionist tradition

On the Bogside fire a picture of the Queen was attached to the structure before it was torched

Union flags , N Ireland flags , and a US and Israeli flag were also placed on the stacks of wooden pallets
As were flags of the Parachute Regiment

A long banner bearing the words God save the Queen was placed on the bonfire
As were stolen poppy wreaths on another bonfire in the waterside area

You really will have to stop your Irish nationalist propaganda and narrow one sided  nationalist viewpoint lapsy
It doesn’t bear up to scrutiny
Report peckerdunne July 10, 2022 6:24 PM BST
It doesn't require any scrutiny.

The game is up lfc, no matter how you try.

The DUP, the union, all that is old hat my friend.
Report irishone July 10, 2022 9:10 PM BST
spot on
Report MALAY July 10, 2022 11:08 PM BST
burning waste is illegal in Ireland and England in a public area, No idea why this is not dealt with by regulatory authorities, if a commercial business done this, they would face jail time.
Report MALAY July 10, 2022 11:32 PM BST
and btw i'm not blaming Unionists Party for this I blame everybody elected in Norther Ireland including Sinn Fein, you pay you're Environmental Protection agency and Health and Safety regulators, get boots on the ground, get cops in if needed and no bonfires and waste removed as per the regulations, any commercial business providing waste, prosecute them
A lad has just lost his life which could have been prevented.
Report lfc1971 July 11, 2022 7:48 AM BST
The Hague has banned traditional New Year’s Eve bonfires on the beach
after a disaster was only narrowly avoided last year . A combination of a
pile of pallets that was too high , strong westerly winds and a rain of sparks
set cars and even houses on fire. Residents in the affected neighbourhoods
of Duindorp and Schevenigen have reacted to the ban with anger and sporadic rioting

Why? Banning the bonfires is nothing short of a sacrilege for the citizens of Duindorp
“ We want to campaign for something that transcends our individual lives
A brand , a god , a club , a family - and we concentrate all our forces on this symbol

In Duindorp the celebratory bonfire stood for all kinds of identities and was therefore
on the same level as a religion . Fathers taught their sons how to build bonfires
Deceased neighbours were paid tribute to with portraits on large canvases placed
next to the bonfire. The irrational aspect of the entire project was its great energy “
Report lfc1971 July 11, 2022 8:03 AM BST
Here are the sinister words of a Dutch politician :
@ “ The Hague must accept the bitter consequence of the fact
that for too long a ritual was tolerated even though it has been clear for years
that it was associated with high risks when strong winds were blowing from the sea
This should not be the end of the story …perhaps the time has come to regulate all
New Year’s Eve festivities , not just in The Hague but all over the Netherlands
Because there is hardly anywhere left where the turn of the year is still a festive occasion
for everyone “ …..

Don’t trust anyone who wants to ban the bonfires
Report Whisperingdeath July 11, 2022 12:30 PM BST
Bonfires, marching with silly hats and umbrellas, marching past other peoples houses just to provoke and intimidate them

A truly civilised nation. Some of you people truly deserve each other
Report irishone July 11, 2022 1:30 PM BST
its just a matter of time whispering

ireland is highly civilised , once its unified it will all be civil
Report Whisperingdeath July 11, 2022 1:44 PM BST
I heard a little different iris, sadly, about the civilisation. Heard you have as many dumb ignorant types as we do here but it might be Doris' greatest achievement, his Churchillian moment!
Report peckerdunne July 11, 2022 6:44 PM BST
Those bonfires are huge, very dangerous, irresponsible and illegal.

It's time they put an end to them.
Report lfc1971 July 11, 2022 7:31 PM BST
Keep your neb out
Report lfc1971 July 11, 2022 7:39 PM BST
Dame Arlene Foster will lead the GB news commentary team
as they broadcast the 12th of July celebrations to U.K. wide audience
Tomorrow. 11:00 from Armagh
Report peckerdunne July 11, 2022 7:45 PM BST
That's desperation for ye.
Report peckerdunne July 11, 2022 8:56 PM BST
Penny for your thoughts lfc.  lol
Report akabula July 12, 2022 4:21 PM BST
Impressive structure.
Report akabula July 12, 2022 4:51 PM BST
Happy 12th everybody. Great day for it.
Report irishone July 12, 2022 10:12 PM BST
Celebrating the 332nd Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne ? fecking pathetic !  Laugh
Report MALAY July 12, 2022 10:19 PM BST
The BBC had a full hour progamme on it here. It was some laugh, there was some lads went down to Drogheda got some water from the Boyne in a receptacle, brought it up to bushmills antrim, an auld lad in a sash pours out over road and some Joker dressed as King Billy on a horse gallops over it. Mad cants, I couldn't stop laughing, btw they never managed to get a white horse Excited
That mob are not wired correctly honestly but some laugh.
Report irishone July 12, 2022 10:24 PM BST
absolute tosh

far more important victories like trafalgar and waterloo not celebrated , i bet the bigots dont even know the date of VE day !
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 9:46 AM BST
Penny Mordaunt to play “ hardball “ with EU if elected as leader
The protocol is creating “ unique disadvantages “ for NI disrupting trade
and posing to firms due to increased bureaucracy and costs
Report lapsy pa July 13, 2022 10:09 AM BST
The 'union' isn't fit for purpose and should be broken up immediately.

A majority now have no say in NI and the voice of Scotland can't be expressed simply by Westminster not allowing that.

It has to go for democracys sake.
Report irishone July 13, 2022 10:45 AM BST
scotland Wales and ireland collectively should break up the u k and get away from the liars that were part of the English Boris government.

Do the English sheep realise the Etonian old school brigade has led them up the garden path for so long ?
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 10:45 AM BST
People are free to leave anytime , but of course they don’t
Report lapsy pa July 13, 2022 10:49 AM BST
A glib reply.How can you leave if the very means of asking the people is denied?

No one can argue that a bill is being passed against the majority wishes in NI.

It has failed.
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 10:52 AM BST
@ In my humble view if the European Union doesn’t want to be under the table
doesn’t give the concessions we need , then Penny , in my view will be prepared to go hardball with them
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 10:53 AM BST
Lapsy they have been asked , and doubtless will again
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 10:54 AM BST
None give up their British passport - including I notice yourself
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 10:55 AM BST
It’s too valuable
Report lapsy pa July 13, 2022 10:57 AM BST
They have to be asked again after the damage of brexit was foisted on them.

NI protocol is working very well to who it concerns,NI.
Report lapsy pa July 13, 2022 10:58 AM BST
I have an Irish passport only.
Report lapsy pa July 13, 2022 10:59 AM BST
I am not a 2 faced unionist
Report lapsy pa July 13, 2022 11:03 AM BST
Haven't you an Irish passport?
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 11:58 AM BST
I know you have an Irish passport ( or assumed )

That’s not what I was referring to ( you live or have lived in England -

No one in the south of Ireland gives up their British passport - it’s too valuable
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 11:58 AM BST
Or of course in N Ireland for that matter
Report lapsy pa July 13, 2022 12:07 PM BST
No,i won't look over there!Sure you said you had an Irish passport.

Fair enough if you don't want to answer. Wink
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 12:24 PM BST
Truthfully I haven’t as yet , but of course as there may be land and property coming my way it’s always good to know I could Cool
And why shouldn’t I if you have a British passport ?
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 12:26 PM BST
Irish nationalists are so selfish Sad
Report lapsy pa July 13, 2022 12:29 PM BST
See 10.58.

I'm sure no matter how much land and property that may come your way,you won't be so shallow to even considering applying for one.

Anyway the jackboot of Westminster has to be removed from NI (and Scotland imo morally deserves to decide their future) 

A scandal they are continuing with this bill this afternoon and zero say from NI.
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 12:43 PM BST
Well if there are people living in the U.K. who have one ,
and there are millions of them , I don’t know if you would call them
shallow or not
In any event if Irish nationalists can do so without any second thought
I can also , that seems to me to be a good arrangement
Report lfc1971 July 13, 2022 12:45 PM BST
It’s always amazing when it’s pointed out to Irish nationalists
how they are behaving selfishly they seem so shocked
It never seems to enter their heads Laugh
Report peckerdunne July 13, 2022 6:32 PM BST
Great to see Lfc supporting the Irish and Catholic woman.

Hardball won't last very long if she gets in or she'll be getting out just as quick.
Report peckerdunne July 13, 2022 6:59 PM BST
I'm sure the Mayo man will sit her down and tell her how it is in the big leagues.
Report akabula July 13, 2022 7:22 PM BST
Penny won't be for turning.
She reminds me of someone.
Just can't put my finger on who though. Happy
Report peckerdunne July 13, 2022 8:20 PM BST
She has already turned, supported a remained didn't she.
Report akabula July 13, 2022 8:22 PM BST
supported a remained

Whats that?
Report irishone July 14, 2022 5:53 PM BST
Wallowing in a sea of ignorance this thread
Report lapsy pa July 14, 2022 6:39 PM BST
Supported a remained 8.22pm

Whats that?

Obviously supported a remainer,i know it is hard but you nearly could have got that if you applied yourself just a little bit harder.

Whats that is actually What's that?

You just can't educate potted meat.
Report akabula July 14, 2022 7:08 PM BST
What remainer?
Nothing wrong with having voted remain as long as you accept the result.
Report peckerdunne July 14, 2022 7:28 PM BST
Yes it's fine to later claim to be a staunch brexiteer.

Usual Tory balony.
Report akabula July 14, 2022 7:38 PM BST
You saying Penny is a remainer Pecker?
Report peckerdunne July 14, 2022 8:08 PM BST
She was yes, supporting Hunt.

Penis Penny.
Report akabula July 14, 2022 8:15 PM BST
Weird logic but all to our own.
Report peckerdunne July 14, 2022 8:16 PM BST
No, it's fact
Report Foinavon July 14, 2022 8:48 PM BST
Have you seen this article Aka? You should read it.
Report lapsy pa July 15, 2022 9:44 AM BST
Conall Donnelly,chief executive of NIMEA is one of many who say the Protocol is working very well.

The dups aim seems to be a parity with food rotting in the fields,animals culled,part of trade deals with Austrailia and New zealand actually costing money, sewage in rivers and the rest.

It can't happen.
Report akabula July 15, 2022 4:28 PM BST
I'll work my way through that Foinavon.
too much for my eyes in one go.

Seems a bit of a hatchet job although
I know shes a bit woke at times.

Would seem that moves are afoot to get
behind Truss to stop her.

All good fun. I think.
Report lfc1971 July 20, 2022 3:52 PM BST
“ reject all the amendments tabled today “

well said Ms Villiers
Report akabula July 20, 2022 3:55 PM BST
The irish lads missing.
Must be celebrating Linfields fantastic victory last night.
Report lfc1971 July 28, 2022 6:49 PM BST
NI protocol : Grace periods should be permanent says Lords committee

Ok that’s fine you’re getting there eventually but don’t try and be clever - just pass the bill , cheers
Report lapsy pa July 28, 2022 7:12 PM BST
Old news.
Amazing none of the 2 protagonists in the tory leadership 'race' haven't been asked anything about this,maybe they aren't allowed to reply anyway.
It won't and morally shouldn't be taken by the EU,you seem to be favouring that action.
Report irishone July 28, 2022 7:49 PM BST
old news ....yes has to be ...old geysers still goung on about it
Report lapsy pa July 28, 2022 10:22 PM BST
The potential for dragging a load of shiite on yourself is still there,not the time for it.
Report shiny new shoes please July 30, 2022 12:47 PM BST
Irish woman refused accommodation in Northern Ireland 'due to being Catholic' Cry
Give it a rest ffs

Flame of Eire lol

808 State - Pacific State
Report akabula July 30, 2022 2:55 PM BST
Would be shocking if true snsp.
Report lfc1971 July 30, 2022 3:39 PM BST
It’s possible but unlikely , it’s possible he has a problem with people from the south of Ireland ?
That would not necessarily be unlikely
Report lfc1971 July 30, 2022 3:46 PM BST
Will people in Ukraine welcome Russian people into their homes ?
I don’t know
Report shiny new shoes please July 30, 2022 3:55 PM BST
Report shiny new shoes please July 30, 2022 4:10 PM BST
Up next is a
Irish myth
the goddess Macha:Grin
Report shiny new shoes please July 30, 2022 4:23 PM BST
Big price 7\1 - way down we go !

Footie Grin
Report akabula July 30, 2022 4:23 PM BST
I read the story and came very quickly to the conclusion it was nonsense.
Report irishone July 31, 2022 7:38 AM BST
.....and if there is any expert on nonsense its you mate
Report lfc1971 July 31, 2022 8:10 AM BST
We have only one side if the story ..
A young Irish woman living in Australia was shocked when a prospective landlord
turned down her request for accommodation because of her nationality
Megan Ni Cheallaigh from Dublin was told , Hi Megan thanks for your enquiry
We have had Irish tenants at this property in the past, but alas they always turned the house
into their local pub / rowdy  social hub . I,m sure you’re not like this but after being bitten several times
in the past I have made it a policy not to let to anyone from your country …
Report lfc1971 July 31, 2022 9:29 AM BST
Brussels must end all hopes of ramping up bureaucratic customs checks in N Ireland
Peers have sided with the U.K. in urging Brussels to abandon plans of increasing requirements on goods crossing the Irish Sea

The EU is planning to impose even stricter checks on goods travelling from Britain to NI in the coming months …
Report akabula July 31, 2022 2:07 PM BST
The end is nigh. That's a certainty.
Report irishone August 3, 2022 1:36 PM BST
More. than a quarter of people in the UK think getting drunk abroad is a British characteristic, a new survey has revealed.

Twenty-eight per cent of people think getting drunk abroad is a British attribute, while fewer than one in three people think working hard makes people British.

Opinium Research surveyed 2,012 UK adults and found that 60% of them thought drinking tea was a British trait - closely followed by talking about the weather.

Forty per cent of people associate a "stiff upper lip" with being British and 32% of people think supporting the Royal Family is a British characteristic.

But fewer than half of people living in England knew it was St George's Day on April 23, according to the survey.
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