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Northern Ireland Assembly criticised by Equality Commission for blocking equal marriage

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  1. That There Other David 30 Oct 2013, 7:09pm

    Once again, people of NI, if you vote in the DUP you can only expect this sort of crap.

    As well as public funds being diverted into lost causes and schemes to line pockets of course, and all in the name of GOD. They really are quite a repugnant group, and yet there so many of you are, voting them in…again….because you care more about some 300 year old argument than about your own futures.

    1. Unfortunately most of the electorate will vote for the same party, purely because that’s what they have always done, or that’s what their parents did. Most of them won’t consider another party on the same side of the religious divide. Anyone canvassing for their party (lets say the SDLP) in a DUP/UUP area, are more likely to be met with derision and threats of violence instead of reasoned argument.

      The same thing also happens daily in the Assembly chamber at Stormont, albeit in a more formal language, without the threat of physical violence. Although a Government/Opposition system is not operated in the Northern Ireland Assembly as happens in Westminster, the Petition of Concern mimics it in a way that changes the party in ‘government’ every week, depending on which one is unhappy that week.

  2. Northern Ireland, what a vile country.

  3. GingerlyColors 31 Oct 2013, 6:56am

    At this rate Northern Ireland will be the only place in western Europe where same-sex marriages will be illegal. Stormont must be given a timetable in which to introduce SSM or else legislation should be imposed by Westminster as this is a human rights issue.

  4. NI may be a much less violent place these days, but it’s still haemorrhaging talent. Bright young people go Over the Water or Down South for the chance to live in a more open-minded, forward-looking society.

    NI needs to start welcoming the future, or it won’t have one.

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