Protestants may lose N. I.

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  1. Johnson demented lumberjack

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...ced4e8-00ab-11e7-9b78-824ccab94435_story.html

    DUBLIN — Northern Ireland’s snap election has left the rival extremes of politics virtually neck and neck for the first time — and facing a bruising battle to put their Catholic-Protestant government back together again in an increasingly polarized landscape.

    The big winner from Saturday’s final results to fill the Northern Ireland Assembly is the Irish nationalist party that triggered the vote, Sinn Fein. :disagree:

    Already the major voice for the Catholic side, Sinn Fein reduced its previous 10-seat gap with its erstwhile Protestant colleagues in government to a single seat in a 90-member chamber. Sinn Fein came within 1,168 votes province-wide of becoming the most popular party for the first time in a corner of the United Kingdom that its leaders long sought to make ungovernable through Irish Republican Army carnage.

    The party’s new leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, called the outcome “a great day for equality.” :rolleyes:

    In another first, the leading British Protestant party, the Democratic Unionists, won’t have enough votes to block legislation on its own, a power long employed to block gay rights legislation backed by all other parties. :agree: Never before has the Protestant side’s status as the in-built majority in Northern Ireland felt so precarious.

    Sinn Fein leaders said Saturday’s result meant the day was drawing closer for an all-Ireland referendum on uniting the island politically outside the U.K., :disagree: an issue given greater importance because of Britain’s determination to withdraw from the European Union. Northern Ireland is heavily dependent on EU aid, a majority of its voters rejected “Brexit” in last year’s U.K.-wide referendum, and only the Democratic Unionists supported the move.

    If the two sides cannot quickly come together, Britain would be obliged to step in and resume governing the territory from London. That system, known as “direct rule,” supposedly ended for good when Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionists struck a stunning power-sharing pact between lifelong enemies in 2007.

    Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has made clear it doesn’t want Northern Ireland back on its plate full time while it focused on plans to leave the EU.

    Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt announced his resignation Friday night. He said the failure of more reasonable middle-ground politicians to achieve any breakthrough demonstrated “that this society is now more polarized than ever.”
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  2. The Bobster Forum Veteran

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    Doesn't matter. They lost the island to nigger invaders.
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    Da U.K. needs to sends moar Pakis into Northern Ireland, PDQ. Fuckin' not enough divershit-ty in Ulster.
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    A couple o' years ago some Gyppos from Romania / Bulgaria attempted a mini-invasion. Deys was soon petrol bombed da fuck outta Belfast, much to the chagrin o' Soros media. :lol:
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    Petrol bombs :agree:
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