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Arlene Foster hanging by a thread.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Nic Robinson, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    Seems she was instrumental in selling the populace a pup. Whodathunkit?
  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    She certainly doesn’t look happy about the situation.

    Oh, sorry, she always looks like that. Silly me.
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  3. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    She can always get a job as stunt double for Paul Merton.
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  4. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Didn’t Boris promise unfettered access between UK and NI? Surely he’s a man of his word?
  5. tonerei

    tonerei pfm Member

    Jury is out on the reason as normal logic does not apply here.
    Word is the MLA's believe she was not hard line enough whilst the voters think she was too hard.

    The DUP used Brexit and all its twists to further their agenda which is to reverse the GFA and move back to the mothership. That and preservation of the advantage they had in NI for the last hundred years blinds them to where the future is heading.
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  6. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    I didn't for a moment think he was telling fibs. Look at that honest little face there...

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  7. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Tuppence ha'penny looking down on tuppence...
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  8. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    I see what you did there...
  9. Colin L

    Colin L LOU Attitude Adjuster

    She believed Spaffer. The same fate befalls at that do that.
  10. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    It also appears there's a good chance I won't have to look/listen to this on the TV much anymore...

  11. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

  12. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Nigel has taken Ermine, at the nomination of Boris- for services to the Tory Party. Maybe Foster will join him shortly. Her maiden speech could be on fundamentalist gay water boarding.

    Johnson invariably does that little Mona Lisa smile and darts side ways glances when his lies are put to him face to face.
  13. Ruairi

    Ruairi pfm Member

    People are saying she's for the road because she encouraged people to abstain in recent vote on banning gay conversion therapy.

    No real words to express how abhorrent these backward ass people are in my opinion. Uppa gheys as the colloquialism goes.
  14. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    The DUP's electoral popularity has fallen to its lowest ebb ever and the chances of Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill becoming First Monster next time around are increasing steadily. And Sinn Féin, already the biggest party in the Dáil Éireann, could be in government down South next time around. No wonder the DUP is desperately summoning all hands to the pumps and considering jettisoning excessive baggage...
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  15. tonerei

    tonerei pfm Member

    That gave me a nervous laugh. The future is going to be strange and scary.
  16. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    The Arlene and Michelle show has been some sight to watch the last year or so.

    The looks they give each other at the socially distanced Covid press conferences reminds me of the dagger looks you see two women give each other when they rock up to a wedding wearing the same dress (or trousers in Arlene's case)
  17. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Demographics will see Sinn Féin continue to rise. The young ones are well into them!
  18. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    I'm just glad me and the kids have Aussie passports!!!
  19. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    Just wiping tea from my laptop screen.
  20. KrisW

    KrisW pfm Member

    Arlene Foster has been unpopular with DUP voters for a while now: a poll of the party’s voters back in 2020 recorded just 9% who said she was doing a good job (Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Féin scored 41%).

    That was on the back of a disastrous 2019 Westminster campaign: they were the biggest losers in NI in the 2019 Westminster elections, and lost vote-share in every single seat, even those that they held. Many former DUP voters shifted to the non-sectarian Alliance Party, and while this movement hasn't been enough to show up in election results yet, the trend is very strong, and has to be worrying the party leadership. (Sinn Féin’s grip on nationalist voters is also slipping, but too slowly to trouble the election results for a long while).

    It’s odd, then, that in the face of losing voters to a more moderate and progressive party, the DUP has decided to double-down on hard line unionism and religious conservatism, which seem to be the very things that were turning away the younger electorate.

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