to ask the MN Tory voters, what do you think of the DUP?
ssd · 26/06/2017 21:53
and how much do you know about them?
do you know about the cash for ash scandal?
do you think the GFA will be affected?
am curious to know what Tory voters think of this, am wondering how happy they are about this deal that's been done today.
JustArandomUser · 26/06/2017 22:39
For Balance you should also ask all the Labour voters how they feel about the Lib Dems, SNP, and all the flotsam and jetsam of MP's they would need to get on board to form an effective government.
The DUP are far from ideal, but as far as governing the country goes they're the least worst option for the largest party.
thisiswhatyou · 26/06/2017 22:41
I'm not happy about it at all, OP. But ultimately I didn't vote for this and nor did anybody.
However, I was in a very difficult position this time.
I have always voted lib dem. But I couldn't vote for them with their Brexit stance, even though I voted to remain.
I really was concerned about economic ramifications of voting Corbyn's Labour in.
So, really, what could I have done? Voted for that tweetie pie thing?
thisiswhatyou · 26/06/2017 22:46
I'm not sure if is at stake, ssd, to be fair.
I think there are many people assuming that NI was somehow frozen mid bombing in 1998 with the GFA and that given the slightest nod the spell will be broken and they as a nation will disintegrate into unrest and mutiny once more.
In fact, NI has continued to evolve throughout the decades. And people have enjoyed that. People have enjoyed having access to Tesco, Asda, mainstream stores, strong links with the mainland, jobs, housing.
In short, people are enjoying peace. Integrated schools are increasingly common. I suspect in the next two decades they will be the norm.
No one can say for sure. But I think NI, like all of us, have moved on to a certain extent.
JustArandomUser · 26/06/2017 22:47
The GFA might be at stake, but I think the reality of it collapsing is a long way off yet. This deal is far from permanent.
I wouldn't go so far as to call myself horrified, but nobody in their right mind would choose this as their first choice outcome.
Except perhaps Arlene Foster?
Rhayader · 26/06/2017 22:50
Not sure what other options they had tbh... The last thing we need is another general election. So in the situation they found themselves in, they formed a deal with the largest party in Northern Ireland (because nobody else would deal).
What exactly did you want the tories to do, magically go back in time and win the election by more seats?
JustArandomUser · 26/06/2017 22:50
The abandoned manifesto promises that she was so committed to delivering..... dropped like a stone. She's lost all integrity.
That's politics for you.
Wonder how many pledges Corbyn would be forced to retract if he were forming a minority government? Quite a few I expect.
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