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  1. Comment on Trouble at NI21 mill…
    on 16 April 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Oh dear 34 candidates – wasnt Basil promising 80?

    Enjoyed Tina’s facebook monologue – but still have no idea what she or NI21 stand FOR (as opposed for a list of nasty things they are against)

    Rebels without a cause?

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  2. Comment on NI21 announce their Euro Candidate @NI21Chair Tina McKenzie
    on 7 April 2014 at 8:54 am

    Four minute video and I’m still non the wiser what she or they stand for! Beginning to make Alliance looked policy rich!

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  3. Comment on Peter Robinson on NI’s amended welfare reform package
    on 4 April 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Compare and contrast. NI Executive fails to make decision on welfare. Conservative lead govt at Westminster
    makes changes to personal allowances mean from weekend 676,000 NI people will be paying less tax with 83,000 taken out of income tax altogether
    Which is these institutions is of most relevance to Northern Ireland people?
    NI based parties simply refuse to make tough decisions

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  4. Comment on Seamus Mallon: “No gobbledegook peace-nik speak, no motherhood and apple pie…”
    on 1 April 2014 at 9:52 am

    ‘What is a middle-class nationalist anyway? ‘

    Largely someone of Irish identity and Catholic background who wants the Union to continue for their lifetime (and probably the lifetime of their kids)

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  5. Comment on If you want an excuse to bring the house down, you’ve got one now
    on 26 February 2014 at 8:51 pm

    ‘It makes me wonder why the On the Runs scheme was ever floated if all that was needed was to send out letters in secret.’
    Well indeed.
    the actual letter says that ‘the records say we aren’t after you’
    They don’t amount to anything more than a statement of fact at that point in time. They certainly wouldn’t stop a police force in pursuit of its legal duties.

    Hain came up with this as a sop to give to Gerry to fool his unhappy troops – and at the time it worked.
    Sadly as the whole thing is without basis in law and was completely one sided. Worse still Hain did it in secret – leading to the current outraged opinion.

    The current administration in an act of crass stupidity allowed itself to become a party to the conspiracy. In a gob smacking development it allowed the Haas process to be carried out without clarifying the situation.
    This was Double Stupid as an deal could nay Would have been blown away by this truth.

    Teresa Villiers needs to sack her advisers in the NIO

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  6. Comment on Hyde Park bombing suspect will not be prosecuted
    on 26 February 2014 at 9:20 am

    This is all as clear as mud. The letters factually state that AT PRESENT the state’s forces have no evidence to pursue the individual concerned.
    If evidence emerged – say through improved DNA results – there is nothing a letter from anyone could do to stop a police force prosecuting?

    It will be interesting to learn how many people were told that Yes the State did want to prosecute.

    The Error over Downey is confusing the issue as he was erroneously told the State had no interest when in fact it had

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  7. Comment on David Cameron’s bid to go it alone could open up the debate on the UK’s future on the EU
    on 25 February 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Likewise you have to praise Cameron for having the courage of his convictions over Scotland – because if he loses the next General it will be because of the number of Labour seats in Scotland. Scottish independance would be to Cameron’s personal advantage

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  8. Comment on David Cameron’s bid to go it alone could open up the debate on the UK’s future on the EU
    on 25 February 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Sinn Fein’s Barry McElduff actually said the following about the Truck levy:
    “As with airport tax and corporation tax, this is just another revenue raising measure for the British Exchequer that gives no return or benefit to the economy of the north of Ireland – in fact they inhibit growth and investment.”

    Complete economic illiterate.
    Or are SF standing on a ticket of Abolishing Corporation Tax!!

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  9. Comment on Why exactly have we got devolved administration? And what are we doing with it?
    on 19 February 2014 at 4:58 pm

    ‘Labour, looking increasingly likely to be re-elected next year’ wishfully thinking from dear old Robin!

    As cynic points out for all their bluster if Labour DO get in I suspect they will keep most of the welfare reform changes as the current system is broken and unaffordable

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