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Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:55 am

The DUP having any kind of power just makes me sad. They're against same-sex marriage, climate change deniers, genuinely believe the earth is around 4000 years old, anti-abortion in virtually any circumstance. And are pro hard Brexit without realising the potential problems this may well give them on a border poll despite being anti united Ireland.

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:59 am

Just seen a tweet:
"When you've spent 2 years calling Jeremy Corbyn a terrorist sympathiser but now you're wanting the DUP to prop your government up."
Nailed it.

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:49 pm

I've been wanting to piss myself at the sheer madness of today but then I think about it again and get totally depressed.

the amount of people who were jumping around this morning about corbyn's second place trophy and yet did not seem to have a fucking clue who the DUP were and what this outcome actually meant, though.

they'll know all about them soon enough!

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:50 pm

I also look forward to english people who have only today found out who the DUP are today becoming experts in NI politics and relaying their opinions to me in the coming weeks.

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:58 pm

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:12 pm

eric the beard wrote:I also look forward to english people who have only today found out who the DUP are today becoming experts in NI politics and relaying their opinions to me in the coming weeks.
Was saying this today, the Irish in London are gonna have their work cut out for them in the pub tonight, explaining what the fuck Northern Ireland is all about.

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:14 pm

eric the beard wrote:I've been wanting to piss myself at the sheer madness of today but then I think about it again and get totally depressed.

the amount of people who were jumping around this morning about corbyn's second place trophy and yet did not seem to have a fucking clue who the DUP were and what this outcome actually meant, though.

they'll know all about them soon enough!
It's all TV and social media driven. Sure there is more talk about it on Facebook and Twitter today from my Irish friends than there was when we got a new Taoiseach 2 weeks ago. Its politics as entertainment. May as well be talking about Real and Juve.

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Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:18 pm

rubber bandits.
very true, and they dont even know it
They'll never consider ye British. As far as they're concerned. You'll always be Bog Trotting Potato Eating Paddy Micks like the rest of us
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Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:07 am

Going to my first sexy themed club night tonight, should be interesting :D
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Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:16 am

eric the beard wrote:I also look forward to english people who have only today found out who the DUP are today becoming experts in NI politics and relaying their opinions to me in the coming weeks.
The attitude of anyone outside NI trying to talk about NI on TV or in think pieces really pisses me off. They almost always completely miss the nuances of the place

Also LOL at the lad on the BBC who kept calling them the 'Democratic Ulster Unionists'. I wonder is it something of a blow to the ego of the fiercely British DUP realizing how, until recently, many people in the UK had no idea who they were

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:16 am

Just picked up tickets for Arcade Fire tonight. Looking forward to it

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:30 am

Yeah we're going tomorrow, not a super fan but I like them a lot. Should be fun. Gonna drink LOADS of cans beforehand.

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:40 am

Didn't realise The Kooks were the support act tonight. In fact, I thought they were long gone!

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:10 pm

It's starting to rain, anyone want to buy Arcade Fire tickets off me? :lol:

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:29 pm

definitely not since you mentioned the kooks
ye-gads!

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:22 pm

That was So Naive of me

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:09 am

Dick Jones wrote:Yeah we're going tomorrow, not a super fan but I like them a lot. Should be fun. Gonna drink LOADS of cans beforehand.
You're in for a treat tonight DJ, really fantastic gig last night.

Also the best gig crowd I've seen in ages, everyone buzzing without any dickish behaviour at all to be seen

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:16 am

Wow. This from only 6 months ago is horribly prophetic.

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.c ... with-fire/

And damning.

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:23 am

Those pictures are fucking terrifying.

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:24 pm

it's horrific. I can't think of anything much more terrifying

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