Gerry Adams to resign his seat...

#4
At least the piece of shit will be on somebody else's payroll.
It seriously offends me that the taxpayer currently pays the cnuts wages.
 
#5
There has to be some sort of 'scheme'. He wouldn't get off the 'gravy train' while he still had a ticket unless he was cooking up something. I wouldn't trust him with yours.
 

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#6
I would not be in the least bit surprised if he kept his present seat AND took his place in the Dail (assuming he wins that is). What are the rules on this? Can it be done?
 
#7
There has to be some sort of 'scheme'. He wouldn't get off the 'gravy train' while he still had a ticket unless he was cooking up something. I wouldn't trust him with yours.
Unfortunately (for Gerry) one task high on the government's to-do list is to stop paying MPs who refuse to take their seats. The Westminster gravy train is about to grind to a halt and the likes of Gerry need to find another one.

Also, Ireland is about to turn into a cold, rainy version of Ethiopia. Stories about Irish kids going hungry in this morning's papers. It was the Guardian though so I suspect the basis of the story is a McDonalds in Dublin running out of frozen chips. Gerry's just the man to lead Ireland out of the Great Burger Famine.
 
#8
You do realise that he's referring to his stormont seat, not the westminster seat right?

So his aim is to be a sitting (but never take his place) member of parliament, and a member of the oirish government at the same time.

Would make constitutional history if he does, there's no precedent for it. It's a bid to get something to do.
 
#10
Unfortunately (for Gerry) one task high on the government's to-do list is to stop paying MPs who refuse to take their seats. The Westminster gravy train is about to grind to a halt and the likes of Gerry need to find another one.
Don't know why this wasn't in place before.

Likewise, if they don't swear allegiance, then it should force an immediate re-election.
 
#11
Good, he'll go into obscurity and become a tiny and insignificant figure in the Dáil where the Sinn Fein presence is minuscule.
Perhaps he has "seen the light"/ developed a conscience?

Very few of us could, I imagine, live with the burden of guilt he will have, particularly in his later years. I would think the name of McConville - and hundreds of others -will haunt him right to his death bed.
 
#12
I would not be in the least bit surprised if he kept his present seat AND took his place in the Dail (assuming he wins that is). What are the rules on this? Can it be done?
As I understand it, Himself is resigning from the Assembly and not Westminster. Given that most parts of the 26 counties could'nt give a flying finger **** for Sinn Fein, his election to the Dail is not a sinecure.

Standing by for correction.
 
#13
Having another go at SF's failed all Ireland strategy. With the big post civil war parties both in utter disgrace Gerry must be thinking its now or never.

It's probably never, he's seen as a mouthy Northern interloper by most Freestaters, an out of touch yesterday's man. SF's sincerely held socialist tendencies fit perfectly into the panhandling welfare witch world of Stormont but are a liability with the South's downtrodden population of ultra conservative forelock tugging culchies. He's also got the dissidents nipping at his heels and eroding his discontented Chuckie base.
 
#14
At least the piece of shit will be on somebody else's payroll.
It seriously offends me that the taxpayer currently pays the cnuts wages.
So who pay's his sorry it's PENSION then?
 
#17
Unfortunately (for Gerry) one task high on the government's to-do list is to stop paying MPs who refuse to take their seats. The Westminster gravy train is about to grind to a halt and the likes of Gerry need to find another one.

Also, Ireland is about to turn into a cold, rainy version of Ethiopia. Stories about Irish kids going hungry in this morning's papers. It was the Guardian though so I suspect the basis of the story is a McDonalds in Dublin running out of frozen chips. Gerry's just the man to lead Ireland out of the Great Burger Famine.
And into one with out meat, chips and barely bread. Lunatic asylum economics.
 
#18
Being part of the EU, does this mean a British Citizen can stand for elected office in another country. Ignoring the fact his birth certificate states he is West Belfast born and bred. Mind you at 62 how long could he suffer the commute to Dublin, I do not see him wishing to leave his beloved Ulster heritage at his backside.
 
#19
Yeh I get your point. Still not happy with the taxayer paying his way though.
No need to say sorry over that gutless lump of turd,my point is WE PAY BOTH!.
 
#20
You do realise that he's referring to his stormont seat, not the westminster seat right?

So his aim is to be a sitting (but never take his place) member of parliament, and a member of the oirish government at the same time.

Would make constitutional history if he does, there's no precedent for it. It's a bid to get something to do.
Over on Slugger How can Gerry Adams be an MP and a TD at the same time?

The answer is that the Labour Party (specifically Peter Mandleson who was Secretary of State at the time, and George Howarth who was Junior Minister) made it so.

The House of Commons Disqualification Act provided that a person could be an MP and a member of a legislature in any other Commonwelth country. Why is another question. The Disqualifications Act 2000 added the Republic of Ireland to that provision. Why is an interesting question.

Here is the debate when the Bill was considered in Committee of the whole house.

UPDATE

As noted, it turns out that he will resign his seat in Parliament if he gets elected to the Dail, perhaps as a result of conflicting legislation in the Republic (but I don’t know).
 

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