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    Did a portrait of the Queen of England close the Stormont Executive & stop the Peace Process?

    Did a portrait of the Queen of England close the Stormont Executive & stop the Peace Process?

    Next Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the final IRA Ceasefire back in 1997 that paved the way for the Good Friday Agreement that is the foundation block on which the current Peace Process is built

    Yet today the wind sweeps through the hallowed halls of Stormont

    - as the Honourable Members have not been seen in months.....

    We all know that it was Martin McGuinness who pulled the plug over somewhat spurious reasons and even since his death it is obvious that there is no real stomach within the Party to go back in again to face more of the same from Auntie Arlene and Co.

    So what actually triggered the disillusionment with the Peace Process?

    - what was the straw that broke the camels back as they say in certain parts

    Well curious note the following

    - It was Marty showing up at a soiree to launch yet another portrait of Britain's most famous Celebrity that proved the tipping point:



    That was in November last year when McGuinness travelled to London for another Co-operation Ireland event, the unveiling of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth by the Northern Ireland artist Colin Davidson and attended by the queen. At the time it was viewed by many republicans as one grand gesture too many because these acts of generosity were viewed as not being reciprocated by Arlene Foster and the DUP. It was the start of the slide towards McGuinness walking away from the Northern Executive

    McGuinness gave Sheridan some gyp about that engagement. “I met him next day in Stormont. He gave off to me about it because he got a lot of grief from his own people,” Sheridan recalls.

    Sheridan told him that other leaders from the North and the Republic had also attended the event and that if McGuinness wasn’t in attendance what would people have said. Still, he understands that thereafter, between the political pressures and his illness, McGuinness “began to feel it was getting away from him”.


    IRA ceasefire 20 years on: 'I walked away. Then the car exploded'

    That woman's Trouble!

    But lets hope there are no more 'Troubles'!
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    Zoo
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    You clearly didn't read the article!

    A senior player in the Peace Process - ex RUC - has said McGuiness attending this thing

    - cost him a lot of support with the rank and file

    It was one photo op too many for them

    - with nothing in return....
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    So nothing at all to do with "The cash for ash" question? Or is that all to be ignored in the name of political expediency?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesuno View Post
    So nothing at all to do with "The cash for ash" question? Or is that all to be ignored in the name of political expediency?
    Which is now all forgotten!

    There wasn't a snowballs chance in Hell of Ms Foster handing back her Crown

    The dogs in the street knew that

    - that was just a cover for the fact that SF know that concessions from now on

    - will be few and far between

    - and they cant sell themselves to their electoral base

    - that things up there are now 'Normal'.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    Did a portrait of the Queen of England close the Stormont Executive & stop the Peace Process?

    Next Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the final IRA Ceasefire back in 1997 that paved the way for the Good Friday Agreement that is the foundation block on which the current Peace Process is built

    Yet today the wind sweeps through the hallowed halls of Stormont

    - as the Honourable Members have not been seen in months.....

    We all know that it was Martin McGuinness who pulled the plug over somewhat spurious reasons and even since his death it is obvious that there is no real stomach within the Party to go back in again to face more of the same from Auntie Arlene and Co.

    So what actually triggered the disillusionment with the Peace Process?

    - what was the straw that broke the camels back as they say in certain parts

    Well curious note the following

    - It was Marty showing up at a soiree to launch yet another portrait of Britain's most famous Celebrity that proved the tipping point:



    That was in November last year when McGuinness travelled to London for another Co-operation Ireland event, the unveiling of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth by the Northern Ireland artist Colin Davidson and attended by the queen. At the time it was viewed by many republicans as one grand gesture too many because these acts of generosity were viewed as not being reciprocated by Arlene Foster and the DUP. It was the start of the slide towards McGuinness walking away from the Northern Executive

    McGuinness gave Sheridan some gyp about that engagement. “I met him next day in Stormont. He gave off to me about it because he got a lot of grief from his own people,” Sheridan recalls.

    Sheridan told him that other leaders from the North and the Republic had also attended the event and that if McGuinness wasn’t in attendance what would people have said. Still, he understands that thereafter, between the political pressures and his illness, McGuinness “began to feel it was getting away from him”.


    IRA ceasefire 20 years on: 'I walked away. Then the car exploded'

    That woman's Trouble!

    But lets hope there are no more 'Troubles'!
    Sheridan was used by government in visit to border by Barnier.

    Martin looked dutiful there.
    Frances Fitzgerald over joyed. Sums FG up.
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    Utter nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry94. View Post
    Utter nonsense.
    What is?
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    Will they hang a picture of the Pope ?
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    Lets see Arlene turn up in the Vatican to help unveil a picture of the Holy Father

    - and see how that goes down with the LOLS!!!!!

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