Spot the missing candidate..?

Empty Chair for the missing candidate?
Six weeks to go till the Europeans… And an empty chair at the hustings in NICVA this afternoon… Who was it for? Colin Duffy? Thanks to Keith for the photo!!

Update: a usually reliable source tells us Jim Nicholson had to leave after making his intitial remarks for a flight (to Brussels we presume)…

Update to the Update: It appears our usually reliable source has not provided our silver Bullet, as you can see from the front page the NICVA site

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  • Mark McGregor

    I sat beside Ian at the last Slugger meet and while admittedly he had been working hard earlier – I can understand why Dodds is covering her nose and the other seat is vacant. Sorry Ian but you were a bit ‘ripe’.

  • Jack Black

    Just a guess, but is the chair reserved for the gent speaking at the podium bedind?

  • redhugh78

    Why mention colin Duffy and not Ian Parsley or Jim Allister who we know ARE standing?
    Bring it on.

  • redhugh78,

    That is Parsley in the photo. He obviously made a big impact no you! (no surprise)

  • Comrade Stalin

    I was wondering why the chair had a huge hand growing out of the back of it.

  • BO

    MMcG – it is indeed a common remark from people in his proximity

  • just to clarify, the chair was free and not used by any of the candidates. water bottle un-sipped. i should have asked yer man running the whole thing but I had to leave sharpish to catch a bus at the end.

  • ben

    Probably for the TUV candidate, who thinks chairs, cameras, women, and microphones are the fiendish creations of SATAN.

  • picador

    I was wondering why the chair had a huge hand growing out of the back of it.

    Ian Paisley is trying to struggle free from beneath the desk where Peter Robinson has him in a headlock and Nigel Dodds is pulling on his ankles.

  • Rory Carr

    This space is obviously reserved for that candidate favoured by those electors who choose not to vote. In the 50’s the Irish News was often printed with a page left blank (due, I suppose to lack of copy or advertising) which my father swore was in fact a kindly gesture by the editor towards those people who could not read.

  • Mick Fealty

    Enough of this silliness. See the update above.

  • nope, not Nicholson’s seat either, he was seated on the far right.

  • Alan

    No, Nicholson was sitting on the far right of the picture, the seat was unused throughout.

    And the quote of the day was from Alban McGuinness – ” Someone described the EU to me. He said it was like a big wardrobe. . .”

    Now, at least, we know what Alban’s expectations are.

  • Belfast Gonzo

    I think this is Seamus McAleavey’s confession that the chair was his, but he stood instead.

  • dunreavynomore

    And the quote of the day was from Alban McGuinness – ” Someone described the EU to me. He said it was like a big wardrobe. . .”

    And if we find the door we will all sail to narnia with our excellent popliticians.

  • dunreavynomore

    And the quote of the day was from Alban McGuinness – ” Someone described the EU to me. He said it was like a big wardrobe. . .”

    And if we find the door we will all sail to narnia with our excellent popliticians.