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    Sylvia Hermon has withdrawn from the UUP leadership contest:


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4557047.stm

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    well thaths them basically ************************ed. She was about the only chance they had of swinging back semi-moderate unionist voters.

    Can't say I give a damn for them really, but I'll admit that I had a little gra for Lady Hermon.

    And her creating turmoil in the Unionist vote would have suited SF to the ground.

    What I will say, and don't ever say Shinners lack humanity, is that her decision I believe was mainly based on the care and attention that she would have had to give to her husband, currently suffering from Alzheimers, and that in itself, from the political pool of people who are generally so egotistical its frightening, is noble
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel

    Can't say I give a damn for them really, but I'll admit that I had a little gra for Lady Hermon.

    I think that was her primary problem.

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    Does this leave Burnside as front-runner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel

    What I will say, and don't ever say Shinners lack humanity, is that her decision I believe was mainly based on the care and attention that she would have had to give to her husband, currently suffering from Alzheimers, and that in itself, from the political pool of people who are generally so egotistical its frightening, is noble
    Interestingly, Laurence McKeown's column in Daily Ireland last Friday made reference to how apparently, she poke on RTE radio and commended Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness for enquiring about her husband's health, which is something the DUP never did. He went on to speak about Republicanism's humanity. This is a point that is often missed, but I don't think it was by Lady Hermon. Perhaps that is part of the reason she doesn't want to go forward. I would say Empey is their only choice now. I'd prefer Nesbit, but that is unlikely to happen.
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    I guess Burnside is the front runner now.

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    On a personal level she came across as a very nice Lady but Politics, esp. in the North is played HardBall and I don't think she is that kind of a person.

    She probably is politically where is she going to feel most comfortable right now anyway: As a Unionist M.P. representing the Middle Class Unionists of the north County Down Coast.

    Maybe if her husband dies she might reconsider, but as leader of the U.U.P. in the future?

    Just can't see it - they would eat her alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    On a personal level she came across as a very nice Lady but Politics, esp. in the North is played HardBall and I don't think she is that kind of a person.
    Agreed. She will have a tough enough time as an MP in the Commons with all those Biblebashers surrounding her, with their braying voices - "Ulster says Nae", "Lundy!", etc, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    Lady Hermon
    You mean Sylvia Hermon, I presume? (That's right, the wife of the reviled former Chief Constable of the RUC.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard
    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    Lady Hermon
    You mean Sylvia Hermon, I presume? (That's right, the wife of the reviled former Chief Constable of the RUC.)
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