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Thread: Another SDLP councllor resigns. Thank you very much Mr Eastwood!

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    Default Another SDLP councllor resigns. Thank you very much Mr Eastwood!

    The fruits of the Fianna Fail SDLP partnership are already clear to see. Claire Hanna simply won't have any truck with Tricky Micky Martin, Councillors on the brink, Party members walking out. Niall Kelly gone.

    Add that to the loss of Josephine Deelehan, Patsy Kelly, Joanne Donnolly, Tony Quinn, Rosemarie Shields,

    Colum Eastwood is the Simon Haris of northern politics.

    Handing what is left of the SDLP to become a plaything for Eamon Ó Cuiv, Willie O'Dea and Cowen!

    Fitt, Hume, Mallon, all by revisionism will from now on be just another chapter in the history of the party that gave us Bertie, Haughey, Ray Burke and Liam Lawlor!

    Thank you very much Mr Eastwood.

    SDLP votes in favour of partnership with Fianna Fail - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

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    The SDLP are a beaten docket- they even resorted to having the Dissidents helping them out in elections and allowing the leader Dissident Mairia Cahill to become a SDLP Councillor- people are not buying that sh1t and Fianna Fáil trying to cover up that disgusting disgrace of a party will never work-

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael-mcivor View Post
    The SDLP are a beaten docket- they even resorted to having the Dissidents helping them out in elections and allowing the leader Dissident Mairia Cahill to become a SDLP Councillor- people are not buying that sh1t and Fianna Fáil trying to cover up that disgusting disgrace of a party will never work-
    If they are a beaten docket then what is in it for FF? Say what you will about FF, they've never come the wrong side of a deal, anyone who did a deal with them however got ridden into the ground. So where is this actually going? SDLP becoming a cover name for FF but FF getting nowhere in the north.

    I don't get this one from FF's point of view, nobody in the south cares about this "partnership".

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    Historically former SDLP politicians who ran for election in the South gravitated mainly to FG so that wing of Northern Nationalism (basically of the Home Rule ilk) will not be keen on a pact with FF.

    On the other hand, the vast majority of Northern Catholics are very strongly supportive of a United Ireland in recent polls by Lucid. This I believe is a consequence of Brexit and the harder the Brexit, I think the stronger this will be. I think a split Catholic vote help the Unionists in close constituencies like Fermanagh-South Tyrone and North Belfast.
    Repeal the Fakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by automaticforthepeople View Post
    If they are a beaten docket then what is in it for FF? Say what you will about FF, they've never come the wrong side of a deal, anyone who did a deal with them however got ridden into the ground. ".
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    "Splitting the vote" only matters a damn in Westminster elections.

    And nobody within northern nationalism gives two hoots about Westminster.

    What this will actually result in, is a significant chunk of the old SDLP vote simply sitting at home and not bothering to vote at all, thus artificially suppressing the headline nationalist vote and staving off the dreaded day of a nationalist electoral majority.

    And that's what is in it for FF.

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    What I found fascinating was the size of the vote in favour of partnering up with FF at 121 to 53.

    This was no accident. The Stoops simply must see themselves as being northern FFers to have endorsed this decision by such a majority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SideysGhost View Post
    "Splitting the vote" only matters a damn in Westminster elections.

    And nobody within northern nationalism gives two hoots about Westminster.

    What this will actually result in, is a significant chunk of the old SDLP vote simply sitting at home and not bothering to vote at all, thus artificially suppressing the headline nationalist vote and staving off the dreaded day of a nationalist electoral majority.

    And that's what is in it for FF.
    They do care how much money is in the bank or if they can put food on the table. In the absence of powersharing, those decisions are taken at Westminister. So while the Union is still in place, it makes little sense to abstain from Westminster. This isnt like 1918 where Nationalists have 80% of the seats.
    Repeal the Fakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    They do care how much money is in the bank or if they can put food on the table. In the absence of powersharing, those decisions are taken at Westminister. So while the Union is still in place, it makes little sense to abstain from Westminster. This isnt like 1918 where Nationalists have 80% of the seats.
    This post is completely divorced from reality. Seriously Dame why do you bother commenting on Northern threads when you simply do not have the faintest idea what you are talking about?

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    The leaders of their LGBT, Women's and Youth sections of the SDLP all stood down.

    SDLP Youth, Women and LGBT+ heads resign over Fianna Fail link-up - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

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