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stairnaheireann · 2 days ago
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#OTD in 1969 – Bernadette Devlin was elected MP for Mid Ulster, standing as the Independent Unity candidate; at 21 years old, she was Britain’s youngest ever female MP and the third youngest MP ever.
#OTD in 1969 – Bernadette Devlin was elected MP for Mid Ulster, standing as the Independent Unity candidate; at 21 years old, she was Britain’s youngest ever female MP and the third youngest MP ever.
Devlin was born in Cookstown, Co Tyrone to a Roman Catholic family. She attended St Patrick’s Girls Academy in Dungannon. She was studying Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast in 1968 when she took a prominent role in a student-led civil rights organisation, People’s Democracy. Devlin was subsequently excluded from the university. She stood unsuccessfully against James Chichester-Clark in the…
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smilesleepandspeak · 22 days ago
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Can't stop thinking about ian paisley heckling the pope by calling him the antichrist during the pope's visit to the european parliament and then was punched by the last heir to the habsburg empire
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purple-reign18 · a month ago
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Khorovod Of Dawn's Rime Complete!
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theotherjourney7 · 3 months ago
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“Most of the British media is now going to start celebrating the number of toes Boris Johnson didn’t shoot off his own foot. While still insisting that pulling the trigger was a great idea. As ever, understanding this stuff is not very comforting but it helps you stay sane.”-James O’Brian
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theotherjourney7 · 4 months ago
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“UK's Boris Johnson tried to set up calls (on Friday the 11th of December 2020) with France's Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Angela Merkel on Brexit on Monday ahead of talks with Ursula von der Leyen.
The EU chiefs made a joint decision to refuse, to ensure the EU speaks with one voice, according to senior EU official.
This decision to refuse the calls was made in a video call between Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Emmanuel Macron, Commission's Ursula von der Leyen and European Council chief Charles Michel on Monday.
The process is now that the EU negotiating team and Commission will see on Sunday whether they think there is a possibility for a deal, in accordance with the mandate they have been given by the member states.
Commission will advise member states of their assessment accordingly. The ultimate decision on whether to accept lies with member states: each member state has the power to disagree with the assessment, and veto if they aren't happy.
Equally, MS could instruct talks to continue.
Dutch PM Mark Rutte responds to Boris Johnson's declaration that he's ready to go to 'Paris, Brussels or Berlin' for a deal.
"I would invite him to stay in London and work hard," Rutte told reporters. "We have our own negotiator, Michel Barnier, so the capitals don't negotiate."
This seems to be having a rather explosive domestic effect
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The remaining sliver of hope for a deal in the EU is mostly down to experience of Boris Johnson doing sharp u-turns.”-Naomi O’Leary
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theotherjourney7 · 4 months ago
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“Just finished Friday (11th December 2020) zoom with my Brussels group. Much to report.
First, a framing point: The summit went all day and all night. All was agreed: budget, environmental goals, Covid19 response. Brexit was discussed for ten minutes. All agreed the mandate is unchanged.
Everyone at the Commission is quite confused. The current offer to the UK is a deal in which IF we align, we get full access. IF, in future, we diverge they limit access or put up (some) tariffs. The UK choosing to go to NO access and FULL tariffs NOW, is incomprehensible.
This has led people to split into two camps: There is one school of thought, that Johnson really is utterly clueless. His behaviour at the UVDL dinner last night (a car crash, apparently), has fed that impression. This makes people not want to do business with this government.
The second school of thought, is that Johnson negotiated in bad faith throughout. That his aim was always No Deal and he simply strung 27 countries along, at the expense of a huge amount of work, effort and expense. This makes them not want to do business with this government.
Note that the conclusion is precisely the same under either theory. That whether idiot or fraudster, Johnson is best kept at arms length. Polling in most EU27 shows that being tough with the UK yields a big favourability boost. So, I'm afraid, nobody is riding to our rescue.
There is also a lot of weird back-channel chat that he might ask for some sort of technical extension at the 11th hour. Nobody puts much stock in it, but they are prepared and have worked up various legal mechanisms, if that happens.
Those involved with negotiations describe two basic category errors. 1. The UK seems to think that the damage of a No Deal to each party is Trade Amount A vs Trade Amount B. It seems oblivious that the UK is not only losing trade but the entire framework under which it trades.
There was not a single person who thought the UK is even semi-prepared. Most think it doesn't even have a clear idea of what is coming. Several cited the fact that the IT system, meant to accommodate border forms in THREE WEEKS, has not even gone live to be Beta-tested yet.
2. The second category error is the UK's belief that Single Market integrity is somehow negotiable. That it's a haggle, during which if the UK says "oh, go on" enough, the EU will eventually reply "oh, alright then". They have run out of ways to explain this cannot happen.
For four years the Commission tried to explain that nothing - no amount of cajoling, sweeteners, or goodwill (of which there is very little) - nothing, can ever produce a deal that can be seen to be better for the UK than it is for members. THIS IS BARNIER'S MANDATE.
And for four years, this is precisely what the UK has demanded. The prize, without buying a ticket. It won't happen. Full and free access to the market is the central offering; the essence of membership. They're not about to start giving it away to third parties. Ever.”-Alex Andreou
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theotherjourney7 · 5 months ago
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“These Kilclooney tweets are a real insight into racism
1. Does something racist
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2. Doubles down on said racism using the "I know one or two ppl of that race" excuse
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3. Denies it's racist and lies to shift the goalposts. But the lie actually reinforces the racism by again showing he thought it was acceptable to call Kamala Harris "the Indian". Also just an unbelievable lie tbh.
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4. Gets caught out in said lie with his own words. He knew who Kamala Harris was three days ago....
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5. Our system allows it to happen. He's in an unelected position of power and the body that deals with complaints against Lords probably once again will not intervene. The system ENABLES the behaviour and that's where the harm comes in.
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“-Abimbola Johnson
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citizen69 · 12 months ago
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Medal to commemorate the opening of the Northern Ireland parliament, circa 1921.
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lunasilverhart · a year ago
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I have been grinding SO hard for extra cubes. But Rossiya still won’t show up. I have three Tashkents! And two Avroras! Two Pamiats, two Groznys, a Gangut and a Chapayev and a Minsk.... BUT NO ROSSIYA. PLEASE. EVERYONE IS HERE BUT YOU.
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