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    Why didn't the SNP step in to work with the Conservatives?

    1b investment and they could have steered Brexit more in the direction they wanted.


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    I wonder if we'll hear about tubthumping nationalists holding the Union to ransom, etc etc etc.


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    The price of a parliamentary working majority: A 1billion sweetener for Ulster.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-politics-live
    Northern Ireland; three Ulster counties are in the republic

    The DUP are very tough negotiators and will squeeze every penny they can from Westminster. The issue of the peace process is more worrying than the money they get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibernia&Alba View Post
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    Northern Ireland; three Ulster counties are in the republic

    The DUP are very tough negotiators and will squeeze every penny they can from Westminster. The issue of the peace process is more worrying than the money they get.
    Reading the annexe to the document now, extra money for health, education, broadband provision, housing, enterprise zones for deprived areas. It was trailed as being identifying areas of particular need; in reality its just a cash dump across all areas of government. A bribe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
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    Why didn't the SNP step in to work with the Conservatives?

    1b investment and they could have steered Brexit more in the direction they wanted.
    Because they have morals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
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    Why didn't the SNP step in to work with the Conservatives?

    1b investment and they could have steered Brexit more in the direction they wanted.
    Do you honestly think the Conservatives would have worked with the SNP over the DUP? I highly doubt it. But It would certainly have looked bad for the SNP to offer it in the first place.
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    Well the medias taking a very calm view on all of this. Considering all of the negative trash they were spouting at the prospect of a Labour, SNP, SF deal.

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    Bunch of ****s the lot of them. Unfair on the other parts of UK that NI gets extra funding and on top of risking the GFA the DUP have taken the opportunity to bypass stormont on the devolved subject of implementation of the miltary covenant in NI.

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    Will there be any burning effigies of Theresa May in Northern Ireland this year? Or will she get a free pass?

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    There IS a magic money tree after all. If you're a homophobic climate change denying sectarian bigot there is

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    Reading the annexe to the document now, extra money for health, education, broadband provision, housing, enterprise zones for deprived areas. It was trailed as being identifying areas of particular need; in reality its just a cash dump across all areas of government. A bribe.
    Marvellous. I'm all for it! Now if they could just get the traffic sorted in Belfast I'll gladly stop believing in dinosaurs (or whatever it is they think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by High-On-Hibs View Post
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    Do you honestly think the Conservatives would have worked with the SNP over the DUP? I highly doubt it. But It would certainly have looked bad for the SNP to offer it in the first place.
    Exactly. The SNP might happily work with the Tories to reintroduce animal maiming but they wouldn't have got involved in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by High-On-Hibs View Post
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    Well the medias taking a very calm view on all of this. Considering all of the negative trash they were spouting at the prospect of a Labour, SNP, SF deal.
    The BBC had described the deal as a bung within the first two sentences before going on to express concerns over the impact this could have on the Good Friday Agreement. You only see what you want to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marinello59 View Post
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    The BBC had described the deal as a bung within the first two sentences before going on to express concerns over the impact this could have on the Good Friday Agreement. You only see what you want to see.
    Oh no... they really said "bung"? Somebody hold them back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newry Hibs View Post
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    Marvellous. I'm all for it! Now if they could just get the traffic sorted in Belfast I'll gladly stop believing in dinosaurs (or whatever it is they think).
    They think dinosaur bones were put there to test our faith in God.

    Stranger things have happened

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    Presumably, under the Barnett Formula, Scotland should be in for a windfall as a result of this 'agreement'?
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    The DUP have played a blinder against a weak Tory party. They knew the Tories were desperate so played hardball to get a deal that suits them. But there will be a political backlash against the May over this from inside and outside her party. SF don't come out to this well, they stand for seats, take the money but don't attend. If they turned up this deal would die but they'd be accused of costing NI money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
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    Presumably, under the Barnett Formula, Scotland should be in for a windfall as a result of this 'agreement'?
    It's not part of the Barnett formula

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    It's not part of the Barnett formula
    https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/dup-de...ash-for-scots/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
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    Presumably, under the Barnett Formula, Scotland should be in for a windfall as a result of this 'agreement'?
    Nope...
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...itics-40406346

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    They think dinosaur bones were put there to test our faith in God.

    Stranger things have happened
    Yeah, it is just those strange stones shaped like bones, you know, a bit like when you look at a cloud and see the shape of a dolphin, or more like when you burn your toast and see the face of Jesus on it. All it does is test our faith
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    Cheers.

    I guess I'm not shocked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
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    Cheers.

    I guess I'm not shocked!
    Just waiting for the highly predictable u-turn from fluffy who will be in full support of this now.

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    Horrible deal on so many fronts.

    - Tories getting into bed with one side of what has always been a delicately balanced peace
    - Tories flinging cash at above to ensure they cling onto power
    - Tories even more brazenly than usual favouring one part of the UK over others (although at least it isn't the same part as usual)

    The one thing I don't get is the outrage that people seem to be feeling over the Tories teaming up with people with the views of the DUP. I'm pretty sure if you look across the three hundred and however many elected Tories in the house, you'll find that a good proportion of them have views that sit quite nicely with those in the DUP.

    This whole thing stinks, and if one good thing comes out of this whole mess instigated by May calling the election, it looks very much like the Tories are well on the way to making themselves unelectable next time round...

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    Quote Originally Posted by McS****y View Post
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    if one good thing comes out of this whole mess instigated by May calling the election, it looks very much like the Tories are well on the way to making themselves unelectable next time round...
    You overestimate the intellect of a particular part of the UK, which dictates British politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by High-On-Hibs View Post
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    Two coupons that could curdle milk. Foster has the look of a woman who fights blokes in pubs.

    I don't know why May was never called out on her banal 'magic money tree phrase', when it's patently false. Why didn't anybody say just reply with "a couple of hundred billion found overnight to save the banks in 2008"? Austerity was an ideological choice: use the financial crisis to shrink the state. They were never properly challenged on it.
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    Do we have any law in the UK?
    If so why is the Barnet Formula and the GFA violations are being overridden without challenge?
    Is the government above the law? If so, why don't they just sack all the lawyers, tear up the rule books and go the whole hog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Do we have any law in the UK?
    If so why is the Barnet Formula and the GFA violations are being overridden without challenge?
    Is the government above the law? If so, why don't they just sack all the lawyers, tear up the rule books and go the whole hog?
    Because it's "their" lawyers.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Do we have any law in the UK?
    If so why is the Barnet Formula and the GFA violations are being overridden without challenge?
    Is the government above the law? If so, why don't they just sack all the lawyers, tear up the rule books and go the whole hog?
    Because they need someone to get them off when caught noncing.

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