The DUP and the money tree.

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The DUP and the money tree.

Post by Ally » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:40 pm

As I understand it, there is currently direct rule in the north of Ireland ie there is no devolved government in Stormont. In that case, in what capacity are the DUP receiving money from the UK government.
Again, as I understand it, the DUP hold only 8 of the 18 UK parliamentary seats in the province and 27 of the 90 seats on the Legislative Assembly.
Am I missing something? Or are we to believe the DUP will take that money and spend or distribute it fairly across the province.
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Re: The DUP and the money tree.

Post by PatF » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm

I didn't know about the imbalance of seats.
It seems there's a lot of explaining to be done, but to be honest, the whole NI /Eire situation is way beyond me.
It does seem to have had some impact on Scotland, especially the west.
And parts of England too, eg Peaky Blinders.

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Re: The DUP and the money tree.

Post by jsks » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:54 pm

PatF wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm
to be honest, the whole NI /Eire situation is way beyond me.
You do realise that qualifies you for a ministerial position as NI Secretary, don't you?
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Re: The DUP and the money tree.

Post by bluebird » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:19 pm

Seems Maybot has had slippery Phil Hammond watering the magic money tree. Talks with DUP are progressing apparently.

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Re: The DUP and the money tree.

Post by mysty » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:37 pm

May wants Brexit at any cost bunging the DUP is a drop in the ocean with what's been spent.
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Re: The DUP and the money tree.

Post by joeblck » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:34 am

She is Shameless,and it's on open view.....Where is the Public outcry?
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Re: The DUP and the money tree.

Post by Aardvark » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:56 am

So many despicable acts, bribes, scandals, and technically dodgy dealings but nothing more than words from the "great unwashed" in response. At least in France the people have a very direct way of making their disapproval known. Right or wrong, legal or illegal, at least they don't just swallow it.
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Re: The DUP and the money tree.

Post by Tom » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:42 am

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ns-brexit

It's regrettable that Sinn Féin don't use their voice in Westminster. Their reason is that they only want to participate in democratic institutions that directly concern Ireland. But that seems to be at odds with the policy of the Republic, which actively participates in the European Parliament and benefits greatly from so doing.
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Re: The DUP and the money tree.

Post by Ally » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:10 pm

To take one's seat in the HoC, one must swear an oath of allegiance to the monarch and the monarch's heirs and successors. It's never going to happen for Sinn Fein.
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Re: The DUP and the money tree.

Post by After the Storm » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:19 pm

Ally wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:10 pm
To take one's seat in the HoC, one must swear an oath of allegiance to the monarch and the monarch's heirs and successors. It's never going to happen for Sinn Fein.
I thought there was a labour MP that refused to swear an oath of allegiance? One could argue that it is an out of date tradition.

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