A sign of increasing desperation.. Part II

We noted the DUP candidate Jimmy Spratt’s comment when he described a statement from the UUP’s Michael McGimpsey in South Belfast the other day as a “sign of increasing desperation”.. the same “increasing desperation” could be said to apply to SF Gerry Adams’ “analysis” of the situation in that constituency – “I think that [SDLP candidate] Alasdair McDonnell has no possibility of winning south Belfast and I think that any nationalist that votes for him is a wasted vote,” said Mr Adams... he declined to say whether he thought that was more applicable to SF candidate Alex Maskey’s campaign.

  • carlosblancos

    Hmmm. I hope this comment received wider coverage than the unread Daily Ireland. Clear indication that SF would rather see the DUP win the seat than the SDLP.

    I cannot recall an event when a Unionist party leader made it clear that he’d rather a nationalist won the seat than someone from his opposite Unionist party.

  • PaddyCanuck

    Any insights on how the voting is going, any exit polls from party workers? Whats the latest?

    How are things going in South Down? Caitriona getting her vote out? I heard it is dumping rain… This could be the shock of the day… I have family in this Constituency , and they are predicting an upset.

    How is it going in foyle?

  • Jim Bob

    “Clear indication that SF would rather see the DUP win the seat than the SDLP.

    I cannot recall an event when a Unionist party leader made it clear that he’d rather a nationalist won the seat than someone from his opposite Unionist party.”

    And there you have it folks. The tribal mentality of the SDLP revealed in all its lurid glory.

    As for Pete’s “Gerry Adams is desperate”

    Looks like someone hasn’t quite got their head round what’s really going on here…

  • peteb

    “The tribal mentality” that you complain of, Jim Bob, is in Gerry Adams’ comments.. if you read the linked article.

    As for quoting me.. well.. you didn’t..

  • peteb

    Today’s mood – Mischievous 😉

  • Davros

    Let your hair down pete LOL

  • Davros

    “I think that Alasdair McDonnell has no possibility of winning south Belfast and I think that any nationalist that votes for him is a wasted vote,” said Mr Adams.

    chucklesome, most chucklesome.

  • peteb

    This afternoon’s mood – Still mischievous 😉

  • Davros

    Let us know when mischief is overtaken by hysteria 😉

  • Jim Bob

    “”The tribal mentality” that you complain of, Jim Bob, is in Gerry Adams’ comments.. if you read the linked article.”

    It’s not. It’s yourself obviously who needs to read the linked article.

    The tribal mentality is in CarlosBlancos comments. Adams was advising a vote against McDonnell.

  • Jo

    “How are things going in South Down? This could be the shock of the day… I have family in this Constituency , and they are predicting an upset.”

    “Alasdair McDonnell has no possibility of winning south Belfast and I think that any nationalist that votes for him is a wasted vote,” said Mr Adams.”

    ……. 🙂