Gerry Adams to resign his seat...

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by bohs_man, Nov 14, 2010.

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  1. Hurrah!
    Now if only an Anvil could fall on his head!
  2. Good, he'll go into obscurity and become a tiny and insignificant figure in the Dáil where the Sinn Fein presence is minuscule.
  3. At least the piece of shit will be on somebody else's payroll.
    It seriously offends me that the taxpayer currently pays the ***** wages.
  4. 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.
  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Gerry Adams the British Army tout.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. So who pay's his sorry it's PENSION then?
  14. According to Sky, he is resigning from both.