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    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    No, thought not.


    I'm entirely unsurprised, you could see it coming a decade or more ago. The DUP were rapidly becoming more professional, organised, pragmatic and the home of choice for ambitious young unionists; while the UUP were reacting to the threat of the modern world by retreating into the 17th century. Bunch of embittered bigoted old men clinging to their sashes and shaking their canes at the moon.

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    It really seems that there is no misfortune which could befall the DUP which would result in Unionists turning back to the UU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post


    I'm entirely unsurprised, you could see it coming a decade or more ago. The DUP were rapidly becoming more professional, organised, pragmatic and the home of choice for ambitious young unionists; while the UUP were reacting to the threat of the modern world by retreating into the 17th century. Bunch of embittered bigoted old men clinging to their sashes and shaking their canes at the moon.
    Speaking of ''clinging to sashes' and ''embittered old men'' a recent poll showed that 50% of the Orange Order membership still believes that all Catholics are IRA sympathisers.

    I think the sash brigade may have brought about the demise of the Ulster Unionist party leadership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    Speaking of ''clinging to sashes' and ''embittered old men'' a recent poll showed that 50% of the Orange Order membership still believes that all Catholics are IRA sympathisers.

    I think the sash brigade may have brought about the demise of the Ulster Unionist party leadership.
    Do you have a link to that poll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    Speaking of ''clinging to sashes' and ''embittered old men'' a recent poll showed that 50% of the Orange Order membership still believes that all Catholics are IRA sympathisers.

    I think the sash brigade may have brought about the demise of the Ulster Unionist party leadership.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Do you have a link to that poll?
    Had to dig it out from November last year and i'll correct myself..
    [Quote] 60% of Order view Catholics as 'IRA sympathisers'

    A new book on the Orange Order has found that more than 60% of its members agree with the view that "most Catholics are IRA sympathisers". [unquote]
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-15832376
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    The DUP took over the mantle of unionism from the Unionist Party just as Sinn Féin in the republic is the "republican party" instead of Fianna Fail.

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    Good grief, they went for the former guitarist with The Monkees...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17572015

    His first ****-up was to announce he wants to spend 24 hours with some poor people.

    The Thick of It anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    Good grief, they went for the former guitarist with The Monkees...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17572015

    His first ****-up was to announce he wants to spend 24 hours with some poor people.

    The Thick of It anyone?
    He obviously didn't " take time to f++k the i's and fist the t's" on that idea.

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    The pantomime continues.

    McNarry got the road, Lord Maginness of Golden Dragon Knockout followed and now Nesbitt has stripped John McCallister of his job as deputy leader.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19785580

    McCallister's crime was to voice his concerns at the party easing towards Unionist unity.

    He said such a move would deprive voters of choice and entrench tribal politics.
    Nesbitt is now 'considering' whether the party needs a deputy leader.

    Oh dear!

    It's only a week since the party's conference when Nesbitt proclaimed, 'We're a party for all'.

    McCallister is a gentleman whose rejection of petty tribalism deserves much better.

    Nesbitt is a deluded tool who can't see that MCallister's warning is very real.
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    Heads rolling as the Ulster Covenant Centenary passes. Mike Nesbitt got to ''outCarson'' everyone for the big occasion.
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