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    Default Re: Sinn Féin to collapse Assembly unless Arlene Foster steps down

    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    With Adams doubling down on the Irish language act it is hard to see Unionism backing down now...
    Puts Unionism in a bit of a tight spot when negotiating ''the best deal for Northern Ireland'' [as they say] during any Brexit negotiations. When a majority in the North voted against Brexit who do they actually represent?

    Direct rule or not, i doubt the issue of a language act or equal rights is going to go away and the EU Commissioner needs to keep these matters in check during any negotiations.
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    Default Re: Sinn Féin to collapse Assembly unless Arlene Foster steps down

    Arlene said tonight...
    Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster has proposed an immediate restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland along with a parallel, time-limited process to deal with issues around culture and language.

    Michelle said...
    The DUP proposal showed they haven't acknowledged the reasons behind the collapse of the Assembly.
    "Establishing an Executive that may collapse after a matter of months on the same issues will only fail all our people,"
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41100925

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    Default Re: Sinn Féin to collapse Assembly unless Arlene Foster steps down

    The RHI scandal inquiry has been put back for another month. Foster to have ''enhanced rights'' Coincidentally, Sinn Fein say they feel insulted that Arlene Foster [DUP leader] thinks the demand for a stand alone Irish Language Act is an attempt by Republicans to somehow humiliate Unionism.

    So that puts power sharing back somewhat also. At this juncture i'd ask... Which comes first, power sharing or the RHI scandal inquiry?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41308657
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    Default Re: Sinn Féin to collapse Assembly unless Arlene Foster steps down

    So no deal seems to be the end result, with direct rule seemingly imminent. But does anyone care?
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    Default Re: Sinn Féin to collapse Assembly unless Arlene Foster steps down

    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    So no deal seems to be the end result, with direct rule seemingly imminent. But does anyone care?
    Externally, not really, everyone else has their own problems so the squabbling in Stormont is just a wee bit of problem that's too difficult to resolve.

    Internally, not really, it seems that both sides are up for a political polarisation.

    It's most interesting to all as a long-term deliberate ramping up of potential tensions in NI. Post-Brexit, Post-Stormont = post agreement =?

    Unionists are playing with fire, they had the CNR community politically pacified and settled and now they've very foolishly poked them in the eye with a stick.

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