Photo of the day – UUP Election Poster

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Another exhibit from the excellent museum at the Roddy McCorley Club Belfast. There is no date on the poster but I am guessing early 80’s?

  • Bryan Magee

    There was a district council election on 15th May in 1985.

    Around that time, perhaps earlier, the DUP had “Smash Sinn Féin” as their slogan. What I find interesting is that “Keep Sinn Féin out of Business” is the same thing only less catchy. So the two parties were just saying the same thing, but with slight differences in tone.

  • Michael-Henry Mcivor

    ” Put Sinn Fein out of business “-

    Just another Unionist election slogan that they reneged on-

  • Sergiogiorgio

    I’d rather them on a district council than an army council, so progress of a sort.

  • Dixie Elliott

    I remember Sinn Fein’s Smash Stormont posters. Now Marty calls the place home….

  • sean treacy

    I also heard dissos rail against British courts and then promptly instructed their solicitors to name others in those same courts in an effort to save their own skins.I also heard them condemn the GFA and all its institutions and then run crying to the police ombudsman if a cop looked sidewise at them.

  • mark finn

    You want Iirsh unity Sinn Fein want Irish unity. If you have a better way lets hear it.

  • Dixie Elliott

    Why would I care about that?

    Oh right I’m a dissie and not one of the Queens own Shinners.

  • Dixie Elliott

    Thats the Sinn Fein who abuse rape victims?

  • mark finn

    I don’t agree they abuse rape victims. You got a better way of
    achieving Irish unity?

  • Bryan Magee

    What is SF’s way of achieving it?

  • Dixie Elliott

    By toasting the British Queen…

  • Dixie Elliott

    You lot are the Brits best assets don’t give me that bull. Thats why the whole system of so called justice was out to wreck a rape case. I

  • Am Ghobsmacht

    Another exhibit for the gallery of unionist scaremongering and ineffective strategies.

  • Dixie Elliott

    Aye like you thinking you can get a loan of the Brits and not pay it back…. I wouldn’t like to see your Credit Union book….

  • mark finn

    By sweeping up at the ballot box and convincing as many people of its merits including symbolic gestures to unionists and protestants such as meeting the queen or laying a wreath.
    Doesn’t make them any less republican having done so.
    Id rather this way than the Gregory Campbell road to no where.

  • Bryan Magee

    Thanks – was a genuine question so grateful to hear this answer.

  • mark finn

    Damned if you do damned if you don’t. As of now unless you support the PSNI and courts how can a rape victim in the north expect justice.

  • Michael-Henry Mcivor

    Taking a huff when someone says boo about the Unionists Dixie- I Know you want to be as anti – Sinn Fein as some of them but your a small Ulster fry compared to their big Ulster cry-

  • Dixie Elliott

    So the Queens Own are the largest political party North and South and still theres no chance of Uniting Ireland until the Unionists agree….The Queens Own still can’t even get An Irish Language Act never mind Irish Unity…Stop living in Gerrys Tir na nOg.

  • Dixie Elliott

    Oh I’d tell any rape victim to go the PSNI….The thing is theres a case in front of the PPS this last 18 months and they are sitting on it.

    Clearly justice goes out the window when it comes to protecting the so called peace process. 3 women so far will tell you that.

    Why is the PPS sitting on that case? Thats what the Unionists and Stoops were demanding to know after the Stormont meeting during the week.

    You should be hearing about it soon enough.

  • Dixie Elliott

    The fact is, if you had any sense you’d know the Brits have too much on the SF leadership to let them threaten their ‘UK’….

  • Dixie Elliott

    MH McIvor, I see that the mad loyalist Jamie Bryson has taken to backing you lot in abusing rape victims on Twitter.

    Marty must have impressed him enough by toasting his queen that he now knows you are on their side, so he’s taken to backing you up in trying blacken a rape victim….

    @mairiac31 is Mairia Cahill…

  • mark finn

    In doing so you have accepted the PSNI have legitimacy with the ‘Queens Own’ crown on their insignia but slam Sinn Fein for meeting her.
    Is there anything you wouldnt tell a victim of crime to contact the PSNI or is it only rape?

  • mark finn

    Only need 50pc+ to vote for unity. Whats your alternative?

  • mark finn

    Who told you that?

  • mac tire

    Notice the way Dixie is whistling?

    He can’t answer your question, Mark. So he tries to take the conversation onto a different tangent.

    Go on, Dixie – give us your strategy. You’ll probably have to ask Mackers for permission though.

    “Graffiti on the wall, what magic, what magic…”

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Brian O’Neill has posted an excellent thread about the future of Slugger. I quote:

    “Maybe it is just me but the comments seem to be a lot more civilised these days. There are some great discussions going on and I have been impressed with the knowledge and insight from some of the commenters.”

    And incidentally Dixie, she’s not Queen really, she’s simply the descendant by a rather round about route of a Dutchman, and then some Germans who were offered the job by an irregular parliament enacting laws without the royal ascent. Accordingly, everything they have enacted since forcing their true king (the only person who could legally give ascent to laws) into exile is “De Jure” actually illegal. The last legal parliamentary actions were those of the Parliament sitting in Dublin in 1689/90.

    And you realise that the old saw “If that’s true, I’m a Dutchman,” contains the hidden Jacobite transcript from the late seventeenth century “If that’s true, the King’s a Dutchman”.

  • Jag

    Ah, the good old days, when IRA was I.R.A. – now it’s part of the furniture.

    Also, the poster very strongly suggests GA is on the IRA Army Council.

    Also the poster was published by the Ulster Unionist Council, does this mean it predates the 1977 demise of the UUUC?

  • Stan McGlone

    Linenhall Library has SF posters on display that state “Smash Stormont” and now SF are British ministers in Stormont. Who can forget Robinson looking like a plonker in his red beret.

  • Michael-Henry Mcivor

    It’s Politics Stan- Sinn Fein let it be known that they would not sit at Stormont so Trimble would sign the Good Friday Agreement -( And the Stoops to )- so Sinn Fein was allowed most of their conditions on said agreement-Once the Royal oath was dropped Sinn Fein Sat at Stormont and Trimbles mouth dropped- the idiot then walked out of Stormont three times and walked into the House of Lords -( it’s the place for the unelectable idiot )-

  • Michael-Henry Mcivor

    I think that’s a fake Jamie account that’s on my back Dixie-

    I see sweet Mairia has complained to Gerry Adams Twitter about me and my comments-( she still runs to Gerry when in bother )-

  • Morpheus

    ‘Toasting the British Queen’ blah diddy blah blah blah. Have you any idea how much of an idiot that makes you sound?

    You seem to think that toasting the Queen somehow makes Martin McGuinness less of a republican. On the contrary his ability to toast a British Head of State the same way he would toast any other Head of State – be they American, British, French, Spanish, Chinese or whatever – was a display of a confidence on his behalf and a sign of how far things have progressed.

    Out of curiosity, the same night there was a toast to the British Head of State there was a reciprocal toast to the Irish Head of State – did that toast make Peter Robinson or any of the other unionists present republican all of a sudden?

  • Dixie Elliott

    You of course are talking absolute balls, He wasn’t toasting the head of any state he was toasting the head of the British empire which not only continues to occupy 6 counties of Ireland but who has honoured the murderers of 14 of McGuinness’ fellow Derry men.

    When Robinson toasted The President he wasn’t toasting someone who heads a country which invades other counties and kills it’s peoples and plunders their national resources.

    McGuinness has not only toasted the British Queen he continues to praise her and any half-wit would see that the purpose of this only serves to make Royalty acceptable to Nationalists.

    It was a display of his cowardice and nothing else. If you look at McGuinness’ history in PIRA you’ll see one of a person who was never in any threat nor whom the British seemed to want to put in jail.

    In fact the only time he spent in jail in the North was a month in February 1976 on a charge of IRA membership. The Crown Prosecutor released him saying, ‘He was INSTRUCTED NOT TO PROCEED WITH THE PROSECUTION due to insufficient evidence’….

    Who instructed a Crown Prosecutor in those days? In fact the BBC had and still have all the evidence they needed. An interview following the OIRA ceasefire in May 1972 when he spoke on behalf of the IRA. Also in 1972 there was the famous Tom Mangold interview when he was introduced as, The Commander of the IRA in the Bogside.

    While supergrasses emptied the streets of Derry of Republicans McGuinness continued to walk around free.

    So don’t talk to me about McGuinness.

  • Dixie Elliott

    And you are scraping the bottom of the barrel…We Serve neither King nor Kaiser.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Ah, Dixie, of course, you are a Republican! Just like the boys on the twelfth! Its my contention, as an historian, that either knowingly or simply unconsciously, the planter population is celebrating what is essentially a very Republican tradition, the removal of a legitimate king and the substitution of a public office (“constitutional monarchy”) created by an oligarchic unrepresentative body and conditionally offered to their own appointee, in their commemorations every July. Certainly the employment of an Image of Oliver Cromwell on gable walls is a rather overt celebration of Republicanism in anyones book. I just wonder why its taken everyone from both traditions so long (three hundred years and more) to learn of this delightful cross-community link!

    And Dixie, if you think that’s the bottom of the barrel……

  • Mister_Joe

    Years ago. I heard it claimed on a BBC history programme that 1066 was the last time the UK was invaded. I wrote to them pointing out the error, that in fact the last time was 1688. To no avail. I have heard the erroneous claim repeated on a number of occasions.

  • Dixie Elliott

    Sure there were more Europeans fighting for James than the mere Irish and the Pope was backing William but what has that got to do with Republicanism or the Adamsite cult Seaan?

  • Morpheus

    Blah diddy blah blah blah.

    It’s 2014 sweetie, come join us

    🙂

  • Dixie Elliott

    McIvor you are clearly sick but you are symptomatic of the many other Adamsite fanatics, mostly anonymous, which troll the internet.

    You’ve made vile remarks about Paul Quinn and victims of suicide in the past and now you are getting some sort of demented pleasure out of abusing victims of rape. There is something I find disturbing about you to be quite frank.

    Unhinged is another word which springs to mind.

  • Dixie Elliott

    Naw I’d have to worry about my kids…

  • Stan McGlone

    I don’t know Michael McIvor in person and not much info on google about him so I assume he is not one of the SF type who was an active IRA member/served time in long kesh? Seems more hardcore than the likes of Gerry Kelly and others who were IRA members. I assume he has been in SF from the 70’s or 80’s?

  • Dixie Elliott

    Hardcore my arse Stan. He’s one of those Adamsite Cllrs who nobody heard of. A fanatic trying hard to get noticed by the Big Boyos.

    Judging by the response to the above comment on Twitter and elsewhere Big Bob will be having words. He warned them to keep it shut online.

  • Bryan Magee

    The BBC ran a history programme – the Stuarts – by a female professor from Cambridge – who made the point you’re making. Was very good.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01lkn5l

    I’d recommend it if you ever see it on telly Mister Joe.

  • Mister_Joe

    Thanks, Bryan. Unfortunately, can’t get those BBC programmes over here.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Yes, Mister_Joe, and the first chapter of my forthcoming book is actually called, wait for it, “The Dutch Invasion.”

    In this context its important to remember that Holland had been the National Enemy for about half a century. The Quisling element of the Whigs invitation to William has been studied quite closely by recent historians, an essay “Touches of Shame in the Glorious Revolution” come to mind.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Actually Dixie, at Cath na Bóinne, there were only two regiment of French, sent to make up for the Old Brigade of Wild Geese sent to France the previous year under Justin MacCarthy. Most of the 23,000 with James were seasoned Irish soldiers, who, despite the propaganda, gave a pretty good account of themselves.

    Its really the “not Queen really” angle. But I agree with you that as long as some of our fellow Irishmen are deluded into thinking she is Queen the symbolism of dining with her has certain connotations that cannot simply be dismissed. I cannot even begin to visualise Pádraig Mac Piarais at that table!

    I’m researching (with my more serious hat on) the occasionally negative perception of Republicanism in the Irish Ireland movement at the start of the last century. Here in the black north we have considerable support for Republican thinking then, encouraged by memories of the late eighteenth century Volunteers, and Frank Bigger’s enthusiasm for them. But further south both William Rooney and D.P. Moran implied that Ireland might have to develop some from of political thinking entirely of its own, as Republicanism was for them something of a British import, coming here with Cromwell. In this way of thinking even the idea of green as a national colour had begun with the Sea Green party colour of the English Levellers, used over the next hundred and more years as a badge of English Republicanism. Its use by the Williamites at the Boyne as their colour was a perfectly conscious flagging of this meaning, and the first Orange sashes were those military sashes the Old Oliverians used (the Tawney Orange of Cromwells Eastern Association) in those years also.

    But that’s enough de-railing, so back to GAs cult!

  • Brian O’Neill

    I suppose I was asking for it putting up a photo of an election poster. But on the plus side it gives you all a chance to vent your anger. Better doing it in comments than kicking the poor aul cat.

  • Stan McGlone

    Gotta love the fanatics that despite their age and living through the conflict never actually joined the RA but preach non stop about them years later when the conflict is over. I just wanted to ask as he is very OTT and seems he thinks that Adams walks on water.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Oh dear, Brian, I’d thought that my reputation as an inveterate neo-Jacobite de-railer was well enough established by now. And, you know, she’s not the queen….but as Dixie says below, “what has that got to do with Republicanism or the Adamsite cult” and after all my attempts recently to stick to the theme!

    But enough of that. Sorry to have used a kinsman’s quote with such rude levity, a quote with which, incidentally, I entirely agree, but with that classical NI the dog fight above my sense of irony had simply got the better of me!

    But I’m delighted that the wee West Belfast gem of a museum at the Roddy McCurly Club is getting a second plug! It really deserves to be much better known.

    And no worries, my cats are perfectly safe as long as Slugger continues.

  • Croiteir

    Hidemyass may work

  • Mister_Joe

    Thanks. Don’t know that but I’ll give it a go.