Quote of the day…

From Keith’s Twitter feed:

“The DUP takes no pleasure in the fact that UCUNF has inherited from the old UUP the capacity for forming circular firing squads.”

  • tweeter

    @Twitter get a f*ck*ng life

  • Curiouser and curiouser…

    Looks like this saga may have a while to go yet – Jeff’s latest from the Conservative NI site says he’ll be investigating the legality of the decision to suspend him:

    “It may have to come to that John as I gather the Board of the Conservative Party has now expelled me as a Northern Ireland Area Officer. Needless to say, I’m still fully committed to the Conservative Party and will remain a member of the Party.
    I’m not sure if there is any precedent for an Area Officer to be expelled without the Area’s Council actually meeting. We’ll see how things pan out and how legal this is. Many thanks for your support.”

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    That of course is porky of the day as well.

  • danielmoran

    ‘the dup takes no pleasure in the fact that ucunf….. ‘ aye right, whatever you say robbo!!! the dup’s middle name is schadenfreude for goodness sake.

  • Yet again, , you give credit to a twit for something that was avilable on the MSM much earlier!

    I don’t know when Keith “twitter-fed” you that tit-bit, but your posting of it here (Mick Fealty @ 11:36 PM) was a full nine hours later than it was on the BBC news web site (13:13 GMT, Friday, 6 March 2009) (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7928536.stm)

    FFS it was even on my blog five hours before you!

    It’s time you overcame your prejudice against the MSM and realise that fads like twitter are not always and everywhere superior!

  • I had only read the article and it stood out as a good quote. If you looked at my twitter feed it would have been clear I was just reacting to reading it. my next post was “great line” or something like that… funnily enough because I had used all 140 characters on Robbo’s quote, I needed another to finish what I was saying.

    It doesn’t change the fact that it’s a great quote. I thought so, you thought so, the bbc (who used it as a breakout) thought so…and “chasing the pack” – Mick thought so.

  • Urgh!!

    The UU are what happens to a party when they believe they have the God given right to have there hands on the levers of power in perpetuity

  • Hi Keith – the twit, I’m not really gurning about you … it’s the elevation of ‘twitter’ into some kind of wonderful, world-changing technology, when in fact it is, sadly, a shallow text-message service amongst a self-selecting group. Even where it has a use (god knows where that is), it galls me to see Mick pretending that it has broken some story that is already in the public domain – a fact that he omits to mention!

    If it’s in the MSM, Mick, give them the credit, not someone who repeats it second-hand.

    PS it is a great quote, though.

  • Mick Fealty


    Your blog report was linked in the previous story. Twitter allows 140 characters. Its utility lies in its brevity. And it is quick.

    You are right of course, I may have given the impression that Keith said those things himself. I just thought it was self evident from the quotes that he was quoting someone else.

    It was a smart quote, and I thought Keith deserved a punt for it, since he’s good at that kind of thing. Therefore following him is, in my estimation, good value.


  • Twitter allows 140 characters. Its utility lies in its brevity.

    So you say. I’m with Jon Stewart on this.