“Their stance on the Lisburn Treaty down in the south was interesting…”

That’ll be down Finnis direction then Basil, in the far south of Lagan Valley?

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  • Mack

    LOL.

    What point was he actually making?

  • Mick Fealty

    Responding to John O’Dowd’s mention of the importance of the economy, I think…

  • Jack Black

    Thats more than a little unfair for a minor slip of the tongue, and Finnis is in South Down.

  • Ulsters my homeland

    “[i]What point was he actually making?”[/i]

    Mack, You’ll have to ask Mick that, he was the one who cut it.

  • Mark McGregor

    Jack,

    Finnis is certainly not in South Down. Mick has family there (don’t get him started) and I’ve canvassed it. 100% Lagan Valley.

  • Ulsters my homeland

    Mick Fealty

    “[i]Responding to John O’Dowd’s mention of the importance of the economy, I think… “[/i]

    “[b]I think…[/b]

    You were the one who cut it, you should know what it was related to

  • Pigeon Toes

    What you mean it isn’t the “Lisburn Treaty”?

    Perhaps its a Freudian slip…

  • Mick Fealty

    UMH:

    You really think so..?

  • Mark McGregor

    It is funny though. The feed line is on ‘education’ and he mixes up Lisbon with Lisburn like so many people do regardless of when it’s a Treaty or city being talked about.

  • Pigeon Toes

    “UMH:

    You really think so..?”

    No…

  • Pigeon Toes

    Oops duh sorry,,,

  • Greenflag

    How could he forget the capital city of Britain’s oldest ally in Europe i.e Portugal ?

    What sort of a Unionist is this McCrea anyway. The stance down south will be even more interesting come the referendum . With German business confidence on the rebound and the pound sterling destined for ‘icelandicisation’ we’ll stick with the Euro on the basis that whereas Geroge Soros and Co can probably play high stakes currency trades on the back of a depreciating pound he’ll not find it that easy with the Euro .

    The UK needs to get over it’s ‘hump’ with the Euro and say goodbye to Queenie’s visage on their notes .

  • SM

    Greenflag

    Stirling’s depreciation is an example of why it is good to have your own currency – we devalue and so our export industries become more competitive, and our local industries competing against foreign imports get a relative advantage in the local market. And your comparison with Iceland is rather silly, given the difference in scale between the depreciations and indeed the economies.

    Contrast with Ireland stuck in the eurozone and being shafted by its high value.

  • fair_deal

    Not 100% sure of the context but is this not a double gaffe as the UUP and Tories oppose the Lisbon Treaty so having a bash at SF for holding the same position is surely odd?

  • Mack

    SM –

    Contrast with Ireland stuck in the eurozone and being shafted by its high value.

    Are you sure? Ireland runs a balance of payment deficit with the UK, so actually is a net benefitor of weak Sterling (exporters to the Sterling zone, and retailers may scream, but they are the minority).

    http://sluggerotoole.com/index.php/weblog/comments/sterlings-weakness-is-irelands-gain

    Has there really been much of an uptick in exports from the UK?

  • SM

    Has there really been much of an uptick in exports from the UK?

    Posted by Mack on Jun 16, 2009 @ 10:23 PM

    Doubt it yet – the devaluation is relatively recent and there will be a lag time in that stimulating orders

  • Zoon Politikon

    Maybe the DUP contolled council in Lisburn wants to make it a city state. Hence the need for a Treaty.