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Title: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 10, 2020, 05:37:55 AM
He never done anything against the taxi industry .He wouldnt allow rideshare and Uber are you sure the new Minister will ban Uber .Do you think a Green Minister for transport would ban rideshare or the Shinners wouldnt allow Uber .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Belker on February 10, 2020, 06:03:11 AM
He never done anything against the taxi industry .He wouldnt allow rideshare and Uber are you sure the new Minister will ban Uber .Do you think a Green Minister for transport would ban rideshare or the Shinners wouldnt allow Uber .
Your First line was spot on John M !
His handling of the great Bus strike was a disgrace.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 10, 2020, 06:47:12 AM
Bus strike has fuck all to do with him his handling of it was correct and proper .If it was a shinner they might of offered more wages to drivers but fares would then need to go up that would victimise passengers to fund drivers .Cause and effect bit like .They build a hundred thousand social houses that increases stock and lowers the value of existing houses ,that means the banks have to hold on to more of their cash as the assetts they loaned money on has lost value and banks must maintain a ratio of cash to loaned assett value .That means Banks have less money to lend so people cant get mortgages so go on the housing list and the effect of building more social housing means more people go on the housing list and its a zero influence solution to the homeless problem .In a lot of cases Ken the best thing to do is do nothing Ross is a clever man and knew this .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: The Liffey Lip on February 10, 2020, 07:38:01 AM
He did what was required of him....fuck all.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Octavia1 on February 10, 2020, 07:43:51 AM
Bus strike has fuck all to do with him his handling of it was correct and proper .If it was a shinner they might of offered more wages to drivers but fares would then need to go up that would victimise passengers to fund drivers .Cause and effect bit like .They build a hundred thousand social houses that increases stock and lowers the value of existing houses ,that means the banks have to hold on to more of their cash as the assetts they loaned money on has lost value and banks must maintain a ratio of cash to loaned assett value .That means Banks have less money to lend so people cant get mortgages so go on the housing list and the effect of building more social housing means more people go on the housing list and its a zero influence solution to the homeless problem .In a lot of cases Ken the best thing to do is do nothing Ross is a clever man and knew this .

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Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 08:12:53 AM
But taxi drivers should not be conplaining because he did not fix the bus strike,you should have been doibg cart wheels because the buses were off the road
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Belker on February 10, 2020, 08:21:13 AM
Your a Doob John M, you didn't see the consequences of the bus strike outside of Dooblin while Minister Shane Ross "It's not my problem Boss" sat on his hands and did nothing, the public whom he is supposed to be serving as Minister fer Transport were left without a bus service and when it came around to voting time they let their feeling be known at the ballot box.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 08:26:48 AM
Id love to see the buses off every time.apart from the work aspect,they clog the city up
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 09:34:52 AM
We have Uber, erm. Rideshare will come but Free Now's Kapten brand is the most likely winner when it does... given that it already controls the client base. What Minister Ross failed to do was provide eHail infrastructure. Why he failed top do that is pretty easy to figure given that he appointed Daimler/BMUU to TAC... he sold us like slaves to big business.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: The Liffey Lip on February 10, 2020, 09:55:01 AM
No worse than Bobby Molloy in some people's eyes. At least he had the wisdom to re-open that cop shop in Sandy Row, there near Stepaside.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 10:07:28 AM
Both Minister Ross and Minister Molloy were proponents of the laissez faire system. Within a socialist Republic one could reasonably expect less emphasis on the perceived need to employ multinational conglomerates to control and regulate our trade.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: The Liffey Lip on February 10, 2020, 10:14:24 AM
Possibly, however, can the Marxists do that when Mick and Thomasina signed sovereignty over to The E.U.? The whole apple cart is about to topple. Concepta and Brigid really didn't know what they were doing when they re-voted in Nice and Lisbon. Farage pumped the air when he heard about the Brexit vote in 2016.....when asked if that meant we are now free from the tyrannical regime in Brussels, he forgot to mention that Britain's good citizens and her legislative powers were enshrined into the E.U.'s...by stealth, by Blair...
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 10:23:54 AM
I guess that depends on how "that" is defined. Regulation of our trade is largely based on national legislation so there ought to be considerable scope for improvement, particularly in reversing previous administrations' pandering to big business. Ironically, one of factors that influenced Minister Molloy to deregulate the trade was the Shinners control of certain dispatch firms!
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 10:48:43 AM
Shinners control of certain dispatch firms ,explain please ?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 11:02:08 AM
The Monk was rumoured to be running Checkers for the benefit of the Provos.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 12:15:24 PM
Didnt know that
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Cool Boola on February 10, 2020, 12:24:46 PM
Ross will be missed by few..Gave out about the judges...Did nothing!...voted with Fine Gael on every motion...West Brit turnout.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 10, 2020, 12:25:39 PM
The last thing I remember Ross doing was going on Twitter with a picture of him standing beside an electric car charger in Marley Park saying something like.....
 What do yis mean there are no leccy car chargers?.

As it turned out the charger hadn't been connected to the mains supply even though it was installed months earlier.He had to delete the tweet.Bit of a flute.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 10, 2020, 12:32:31 PM
The last thing I remember Ross doing was going on Twitter with a picture of him standing beside an electric car charger in Marley Park saying something like.....
 What do yis mean there are no leccy car chargers?.

As it turned out the charger hadn't been connected to the mains supply even though it was installed months earlier.He had to delete the tweet.Bit of a flute.

Exactly what our industry needed .Do you think the Greens would be against Rideshare?Or if Willie O Dea was minister for motoring he wouldnt support Uber who are headquartered in Limerick .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 10, 2020, 12:35:49 PM
Erm I understand the regulations fairly well you don't scare me with your rideshare nonsense.You barely understand what it is...pal...

Nothing will change just get the doctor to up yer tablets.




Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Shallowhal on February 10, 2020, 12:44:50 PM
Eoghan Murphy back in......but as i've said housing and health isn't an issue for his constituents.....Eamon Ryan topping the poll is indicative of what really matters....not cutting those trees down in Ballsbridge!!
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 12:47:57 PM
Rideshare is the ONLY thing drivers should be concerned about when it comes to the industry.rideshare is the one thing we can do nothing about.all the other shite  uber,F/N ,Dispatchers,,etc etc we have the power over ,although your all determined to give it away
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 12:52:37 PM
That fella Ryan makes me sick .during the time yer man Hallawa was incarcerated in Egypt he went to the ends of the earth to try to secure his realease including no less then 10 fukkin TDS embarking on a trip to bring him home.he wouldnt do it if it was a proper irish man dat rite rat ?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 10, 2020, 01:10:42 PM
Erm I understand the regulations fairly well you don't scare me with your rideshare nonsense.You barely understand what it is...pal...

Nothing will change just get the doctor to up yer tablets.

You understand Fuck all Merc thats your problem .Its politics Greens want to cut down on cars so why not encourage car owners to give their neighbour a jaunt and get a little earner at the same time .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 01:11:09 PM
I don't know what you mean, DM. Mr. Halawa was born in Tallaght. That's a working class suburb over in west Dublin.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 01:11:43 PM
Less cars = more taxi trips, erm.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 10, 2020, 01:15:43 PM
The ultimate utilisation of any car is turning into a taxi Ermy.Everything will be fine unless we get more taxis.But your masters in Freenow are taking care of that problem.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 01:17:55 PM
Yeah but his family are blow ins the auld fella himself is reputed to be up to his neck in the brotherhood
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 01:21:04 PM
Rideshare might come in the form of more hackneys. Hard to know how good, bad or indifferent SF will be for our trade.... there isn't a Provo taxi firm in Belfast that doesn't have a "private taxi" i.e. unlicensed car option. Republican Norn Iron had rideshare before your man that made Uber was a sperm.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 01:22:04 PM
Yeah but his family are blow ins the auld fella himself is reputed to be up to his neck in the brotherhood

He could be the next Padraig Pearse, I guess.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 10, 2020, 01:27:57 PM
Less cars = more taxi trips, erm.

So lack of Supply Fill in the B...K ?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 10, 2020, 01:30:27 PM
Rideshare might come in the form of more hackneys. Hard to know how good, bad or indifferent SF will be for our trade.... there isn't a Provo taxi firm in Belfast that doesn't have a "private taxi" i.e. unlicensed car option. Republican Norn Iron had rideshare before your man that made Uber was a sperm.

Black Cabs on the Falls are all Rideshare driven by x prisoners ,You jump in fixed fares short trip £1.50 long trip£1.90 .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 01:31:37 PM
More hackneys so Free Now can expand it's mainland Kapten_ brand into the 32 county Republic and and align freight with an introductory offer @24%?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 01:36:38 PM
How safe is John Curran today, erm?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: taxi1990 on February 10, 2020, 01:38:20 PM
Shane Ross had the choice to ban rickshaws or regulate them, he went with regulation even though he was nearly killed in one before he made the decision, also he knew about all the drug dealing they were at.

I'm anti SFand would never vote for them but there is no party who is a friend of taxi drivers or who are anti ride share, alan Kelly from Labour wanted it introduced as did that knob Jim Daly fine gael.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 01:43:08 PM
To be fair, taxi drivers' unions support drug dealers driving taxis... and Minister Ross did favour a ban on Rickshaws but didn't believe it was legally possible or something like that. Hard not to agree that the taxi trade isn't high on any party's agenda but at least the left ought to be opposed to working men being exploited by multinational conglomerates because of FF/FG pandering to big business.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: taxi1990 on February 10, 2020, 04:00:11 PM
I didnt know that if its true about him being against it. I take it back.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 05:50:14 PM
If it was legally possible in Galway to get rid of rickshaws,why was it not legally possible in Dublin ?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 05:58:14 PM
Dunno, DM... He said he wanted to ban them but couldn't. Probably a good thing for drivers that work the city - apart from muscling in on the unionised drivers drugs trade. Do you remember your man that used to contribute to Roy's Blog telling us the Galway taxi drivers were queuing for 2 hours for €4 fares after the rickshaws were banned.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: watty on February 10, 2020, 06:01:01 PM
https://www.thejournal.ie/rickshaws-galway-city-promocabs-cork-galway-ban-830955-Mar2013/ (https://www.thejournal.ie/rickshaws-galway-city-promocabs-cork-galway-ban-830955-Mar2013/)
Looks they were banned from pedestrianised areas only.

I think the general problem with banning rickshaws was that 'they' couldn't define them well enough legally to ban them.  They were sort-of half-a-vehicle & half-a-bicycle.  Something like that anyways?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 06:01:43 PM
Ben I think was his name.Roy banned him forbeinh racist,and me soon after for agreeing with him
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 06:02:40 PM
He closed the Blog then - well closed it to public comments, I think he still posted stuff himself for a while... too many complaints about racism or incitement to hatred.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Shallowhal on February 10, 2020, 06:27:23 PM
too many complaints about racism or incitement to hatred.

Par for the course with them taxi forums.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 10, 2020, 06:28:50 PM
They come and go... we haven't had complaints for ages, touch wood.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 10, 2020, 06:54:49 PM
https://www.thejournal.ie/rickshaws-galway-city-promocabs-cork-galway-ban-830955-Mar2013/ (https://www.thejournal.ie/rickshaws-galway-city-promocabs-cork-galway-ban-830955-Mar2013/)
Looks they were banned from pedestrianised areas only.

I think the general problem with banning rickshaws was that 'they' couldn't define them well enough legally to ban them.  They were sort-of half-a-vehicle & half-a-bicycle.  Something like that anyways?

FFS how many times DCC done a deal with JC DEcaux to supply the renta bike the deal included Decaux could erect billboards and use PEDALCARS to advertise .You will remember the 7up ones giving free rides .Unlike Galway who done a different deal DCC wrote bylaws to cover their deal with Decaux .If they banned them Now then Decaux would claim they broke the deal and look to renegotiate ans seek millions in compo for the loss of their pedal cars .Thats why the council wont ban them plus how do you define Pedalcar Rickshaw is just a nickname for a type of Pedalcar .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 10, 2020, 07:10:10 PM
Millions in compo for small adverts on a handful of  pedal cars that are rarely used.Sounds far fetched to me.The cost of drawing up the legislation would probably be bigger.

Sure there are taxi drivers giving away more advertising space on their vehicles for free to 15%now.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 10, 2020, 07:47:38 PM
They have the right to them dont use them now but when the city is cycle only those pedalcars will be worth a fortune in earnings .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 10, 2020, 08:07:45 PM
They got a indefinite contract off of DCC?.They must have some legal team.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: watty on February 10, 2020, 08:08:39 PM
Sandal-wearing, hippie, EV-driving taxi drivers will be worth a fortune when regular cars are banned from the city centre.

I get a laugh outta people who go to Aldi/Lidl on Parnell St to save money and then get a taxi home...

People are great at saying the world should go green... but when they're told they *themselves* will have to cycle everywhere, they'll say 'fuk that' and get a taxi.  Happy days for us?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 08:45:26 PM
Thank God for donny t ,he doesn't buy into all this greta turnburg cobblers eh John ?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Vikkiz on February 10, 2020, 09:31:07 PM
Stepaside Shane Ross
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Scooterman on February 10, 2020, 10:42:46 PM
     

       Listen lads   He got ministers pensions.   A Garda station open up  on his doorstep probably get a spot in the senate  won’t give a fuck about anybody  some independent indeed. Greed. Greed greed
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 10, 2020, 10:46:47 PM
Nearly as bad as John Bruton ,and Bertie European pensions former toaseachs pensiond,former ministers pensions,former TDS pensions and they are only the pensions we know about.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Shallowhal on February 10, 2020, 10:51:47 PM
Does Bertie have a bank account now....for all these pensions.....or is Paddy the Plasterer still givin him a digout?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 11, 2020, 12:28:50 AM
12 seats for the greens... likely to be a factor in the next Govt (however short lived that may be) and the one after that. Good for the environment, I guess... although I can't help being a bit selfish and welcoming whatever extra sunshine a bit of global warming might bring our way...
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Belker on February 11, 2020, 03:42:01 AM
If it was legally possible in Galway to get rid of rickshaws,why was it not legally possible in Dublin ?
That's an urban myth that taxi drivers love to spout on the ranks, the truth of it is that Galway banned them only on pedestrian streets.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 11, 2020, 04:46:30 AM
Nearly as bad as John Bruton ,and Bertie European pensions former toaseachs pensiond,former ministers pensions,former TDS pensions and they are only the pensions we know about.

Gerry Adams has more Pension books than a rural post office .UK old age  Irish old age ,Dail Pension British MPs pension Northren Assembly Pension  and you can bet he has a Private pension he paid into to save on tax from his legitimate earnings .And all totally above board and legal .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: The Liffey Lip on February 11, 2020, 07:32:08 AM
Laughing me arse off....can't believe how thick this electorate was. The Greens are not your friends lads.........they're a new religious cult intent on culling the likes of yez. When David Icke (international conspiracy theory multi-millionaire), the ex-spokesman for them, left in the 90's, he said of them, "Babes in Arms...and they say I'm fucking mad". Having the Greens in any position of power will not benefit taxi-men/women/non-binaries in any way, shape or form.
Their idea of public transport is state-funded VW Campervans transporting Róisín and Kai to state-controlled prefabs heated by a sun (which goes into decline every 400 yrs) and to get men knitting their own sandals on cold winter mornings to stay warm. The cottage-cheese eating millennial goons are just champing at the bit waiting for the Euthansia referendum which is around the corner to get rid of those who burned peat and coal. These people were the ones who told us 40 and 50 somethings that coal and peat were natural fuels and were GOOD for the environment...when they were chaining themselves to the Greenham Common railings in their rejection of Nuclear Power............What an about-turn!!!!! All their role-models are fake......
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Shallowhal on February 11, 2020, 12:13:51 PM
Don't like the Greens,i haven't forgotten that it was them who supported Cowen when thing went tits up in 08....also introduced the new motor tax system which clearly benefitted the affluent who could afford to change their car.
They're power hungry fuks....like the rest of them.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: taxi1990 on February 11, 2020, 12:23:09 PM
I can see the greens walking it in the next election, the electorate have proven themselves to be idiots and its cool to be seen to be green.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on February 11, 2020, 12:29:46 PM
when in doubt just remember, they're all the fuckin same.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Shallowhal on February 11, 2020, 12:36:07 PM
The Greens....god love us,look at the area Ryan topped the poll in.....housing..no problem......health..no problem.......Money..no problem.....cutting down trees in Ballsbridge....no fukin way!!
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: The Liffey Lip on February 11, 2020, 01:06:46 PM
Just ask one of them, Hal, and I'd say your kids are being brainwashed every day in class, How come the red spot on Jupiter has changed?...could it be the Sun?///how come the polar ice caps on Mars have melted a bit...is it the Sun, or is it that Toyota and Honda's Hybrids haven't reached the planet yet?

Agenda 21....look it up....I'm off to bed.....
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 11, 2020, 01:24:55 PM
thank God for donny T
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 11, 2020, 07:37:32 PM
...surely you mean thank Donny for God, DM.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 11, 2020, 09:24:47 PM
Yes maybe so
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 12, 2020, 09:45:50 AM
Some muck savage TD who will have a vote for Taoiseach says Ross was a scumbag that he DESTROYED rural ireland with his drink driving laws .In what other Parish would your Local TD be encouraging drink driving ..If I ever ran for the dail I would follow the Rodents Advice just have a slogan but dont explain to anybody what it means SEND THEM HOME .or ONE FOR ALL would be best SEND THEM HOME might mean end emigration of give everybody a Gaff so should appeal to many .ONE FOR ALL can mean you can have one of whatever you want .or just go with UP THE RA this slogan is mighty it could mean support for a private army or it could be a little bit Donny T when he said grab them by the Pussy this could mean sticking your hand up a Ra ra skirt   
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Tony on February 12, 2020, 09:49:00 AM
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2020/rural-td-says-ross-is-one-of-the-biggest-scumbags-in-irish-politics-38949403.html (https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2020/rural-td-says-ross-is-one-of-the-biggest-scumbags-in-irish-politics-38949403.html)
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 12, 2020, 09:54:20 AM
It was noticeable how happy Ross looked on the telly after he lost his seat.Probably delighted to be gone with his pension.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 12, 2020, 10:01:31 AM
It was noticeable how happy Ross looked on the telly after he lost his seat.Probably delighted to be gone with his pension.

Dont think he gets a pension Not in the Dail long enough to qualify not sure if there is a shorter wait for a Ministers pension .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 12, 2020, 10:02:33 AM
When he was taking to Miriam with her triple buggy he looked very relieved.Maybe he wants a job on the telly.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 12, 2020, 10:43:19 AM
He'd have to go to RTE... he sounds far too condescending tor TV tree. Talk Listen to Shane, the Liveline is open....
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Cool Boola on February 12, 2020, 11:02:24 AM
He has a awfully niche voice and all that...don't  you know!
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Shallowhal on February 12, 2020, 11:25:58 AM
He even laughed while being interviewed by David McCullough on Primetime last night.....he's happy that he's well shot of his position.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 12, 2020, 01:12:08 PM
He even laughed while being interviewed by David McCullough on Primetime last night.....he's happy that he's well shot of his position.

Hal please moderate your language under the new leadership singing rebel songs and the term WELL SHOT are no longer tolerated .And for Fuck sake if you and your Hen are out for dinner Never NEVER NEVER I repeat NEVER ask for a STAKEKNIFE the term have you seen Stakeknife might get you well shot or at least it would of in the bad old days .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Shallowhal on February 12, 2020, 01:19:10 PM
I just hope we all have to wear dreary grey overalls...and 1984 be the only movie shown 24/7.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Bob Shillin on February 12, 2020, 06:14:25 PM
Howlin gone. Stickerman to replace him?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Shallowhal on February 12, 2020, 06:19:42 PM
Howlin gone. Stickerman to replace him?

Is he liked in Labour circles...they need a new face,Kelly opened his gob once too often when they were in govt and wasn't too shy about his disappointment losing out to the small one.....i think O Riordan would be more popular....amongst themselves!!
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 12, 2020, 08:17:08 PM
Ak 47
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 12, 2020, 08:57:19 PM
Sean "no shit" Sherlock?

The second item on the agenda should be to bring the Soc Dems back into the fold.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Vikkiz on February 12, 2020, 09:14:41 PM
Sean "no shit" Sherlock?

The second item on the agenda should be to bring the Soc Dems back into the fold.
I would feel betrayed if that happened to be honest. I voted for a SocDem candidate. Previously he was an independent candidate. If he was Labour he wouldn’t have even got a transfer off of me.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 12, 2020, 09:22:41 PM
You can't please all of the people all of the time.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Vikkiz on February 12, 2020, 09:27:03 PM
I know. But then again, I would hope that this person had better scruples than that to go into Labour. I would hope he would go back independent
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 12, 2020, 09:28:50 PM
They could rebrand it... maybe "New Labour".
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Vikkiz on February 12, 2020, 09:37:17 PM
Still be the same.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 12, 2020, 09:39:53 PM
It'd be new though and it'd reunite the old party. Both transferred better to the Greens than to each other at this election, that doesn't suit either.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: silverbullet on February 12, 2020, 10:18:22 PM
I just hope we all have to wear dreary grey overalls...and 1984 be the only movie shown 24/7.
A new Sinn Fein band from Ireland's got talent:

THE MARXMEN! 8)
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Bob Shillin on February 12, 2020, 10:35:43 PM
Sean Sherlock ruled himself out. Soc Dem a more Euro friendly party title. 2 leaders in SDs, and Labour not fond of arguably their most talented and energetic TD notwithstanding my door stickers. The left badly needs to defragment.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: silverbullet on February 12, 2020, 10:39:02 PM
Aodhan O'Riordan is one of Labour's Four Fada's. 8)
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Cool Boola on February 13, 2020, 03:30:33 AM
Ex Union mocks who reaped the workers and sucked their pensions dry....May they got and keep howling from here to Wexford...
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 13, 2020, 10:41:36 AM
Are the numbers there from all the left to form a govt with the shinners ? I dont think so.I also hope not
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 13, 2020, 10:50:28 AM
Are the numbers there from all the left to form a govt with the shinners ? I dont think so.I also hope not

No only three options FF/FG with indes my favourite as the Indies wont get Ministers Jobs .FG/FF/Greens to many good jobs going to the Greens .Another Election @5/2 with Paddy That is great value  Any Shinners government wont get a budget passed ..My betting if I was a Bookie 4/5 another election this year .2/1 FF/Fg with Indies. 9/4 FF/FG/Greens .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 13, 2020, 11:07:46 AM
Therr is a widly held belief that the shinners actually WANT another election,because they would then have the opportunity to run more candidate's
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 13, 2020, 11:23:00 AM
Of course they do. If they do a deal with FF both will be focussed on the best time to pull the rug from under the other hence the erm concludes that FF/FG is most likely. If they want stability they'll bring in the Greens. If they just want a year or two to [sorry Borris - I know he's an avid reader, without the erm's free advice he'd be nothing] get Brexit done they'll muddle through with the gene pool plus one or two independents who'll never see whatever is promised. The latter could be dangerous though, SF popularity will grow in opposition and a year or two is long enough to retire the clinched fist brigade without offending anyone.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 13, 2020, 11:30:27 AM
Problem the Shinners have with another election if they win another 13 seats they will wipe them from the Greens and Profit from the People and Dems so the overall number of Loonie lefties wont change just the arses on the seats Then they still wont be able to form a Government of the Left .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 13, 2020, 11:34:19 AM
They should take some from FF and, perhaps, some independents. I'd expect a much higher working class turnout now that SF are electable and if they get rid of the clinched fist brigade their reach may well extend to the middle classes.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 13, 2020, 11:39:54 AM
They should take some from FF and, perhaps, some independents. I'd expect a much higher working class turnout now that SF are electable and if they get rid of the clinched fist brigade their reach may well extend to the middle classes.


I think there was tactical voting on all sides a lot of FFers thought they were safe and some of their supporters voted tactically .I heard from somebody FF voters were voting for Cathrine Byrne in Dublin South Central as they thought Ardagh was safe and wanted to unseat one of the Lefties but the HUGE Sf vote brought both lefties in.Think there was complacency among Party planners .You couldnt even rely on SF holding all their seats
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 13, 2020, 11:44:30 AM
Would John Curran be safe again or would you have to get up off the sofa?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 13, 2020, 11:46:25 AM
There is a bit of merit in the argument Arlene makesthough,she saidits ok for the shinners to share powet in the north,but FF/FG  say not in my back garden
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 13, 2020, 11:50:23 AM
There is a bit of merit in the argument Arlene makesthough,she saidits ok for the shinners to share powet in the north,but FF/FG  say not in my back garden

Stormont cant make laws just regulations British parliament is in power in the North but dont tell the Shinners .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 13, 2020, 11:54:34 AM
Sajid Jadid resigns whats going on there I wonder ?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 13, 2020, 12:02:37 PM
Sajid Jadid resigns whats going on there I wonder ?

SACKED .Boris is signalling that he is going Hard Right and preparing for a Hard Brexit .Javid wanted to limit spending just like our Fiscal Treaty Boris needs to be able to fuck money all round the place to support business if its a hard Brexit .Watch the Transport ministers get sacked as they waste Billions on the Railway to nowhere .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 13, 2020, 12:04:07 PM
I always thought he looked a bit like lutennent kojak
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 13, 2020, 12:05:35 PM
Dad's army?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 13, 2020, 12:06:06 PM
Dad's army?

yes
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 13, 2020, 01:20:23 PM
Surely you remember the lieutenant ? Who loves ya baby ? Here baby have a lolipop ? eh no you dont remember ?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: stonethecrows on February 13, 2020, 01:21:07 PM
Surely you remember the lieutenant ? Who loves ya baby ? Here baby have a lolipop ? eh no you dont remember ?
Fckn perv offering lollipop's
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 13, 2020, 01:25:33 PM
Yeah but he was as bald as a bullet, DM... Bumbling Boris is closer to Dads Army IMO.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: dalymount on February 13, 2020, 01:29:15 PM
No im talking about sajid javid
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 13, 2020, 02:04:44 PM
Oh, OK... The news said he resigned because Boris' advisers wanted to sack all his advisers and do the job themselves.
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Cool Boola on February 13, 2020, 07:28:17 PM
Boris has stated that Churchill was the greatest politician...Churcy hated the Irish with a venom...Borris once said...we won two wars ..how did it come to this....Rule Brittaia days ahead again... me thinks
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: silverbullet on February 13, 2020, 07:51:53 PM
Surely you remember the lieutenant ? Who loves ya baby ? Here baby have a lolipop ? eh no you dont remember ?
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Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 13, 2020, 10:25:07 PM
Oh, OK... The news said he resigned because Boris' advisers wanted to sack all his advisers and do the job themselves.

Would you resign if your dentist said open wide then stuck his fingers up your anus .Johnson is a racist cunt and wont stand for two Queens in Ulster Leo or Mary from the Navan Road .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: Belker on February 14, 2020, 03:45:10 AM
Are the numbers there from all the left to form a govt with the shinners ? I dont think so.I also hope not

No only three options FF/FG with indes my favourite as the Indies wont get Ministers Jobs .FG/FF/Greens to many good jobs going to the Greens .Another Election @5/2 with Paddy That is great value  Any Shinners government wont get a budget passed ..My betting if I was a Bookie 4/5 another election this year .2/1 FF/Fg with Indies. 9/4 FF/FG/Greens .
How about Mary Lou and a Rainbow promising them all 1 ministers seat each and bringing in a few well behaved independents to make up the magic 80 ?
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: john m on February 14, 2020, 08:45:07 AM
Are the numbers there from all the left to form a govt with the shinners ? I dont think so.I also hope not

No only three options FF/FG with indes my favourite as the Indies wont get Ministers Jobs .FG/FF/Greens to many good jobs going to the Greens .Another Election @5/2 with Paddy That is great value  Any Shinners government wont get a budget passed ..My betting if I was a Bookie 4/5 another election this year .2/1 FF/Fg with Indies. 9/4 FF/FG/Greens .
How about Mary Lou and a Rainbow promising them all 1 ministers seat each and bringing in a few well behaved independents to make up the magic 80 ?

What would the Healys have in common with the shinners or Lowery knows FG will fill his pot .Profit from the people cant agree with their own party .Labour wouldnt support the Shinners who Robbed their Clothes .Real odds of Mary Lou leading a Government are about TEN TRILLION to ONE .Dont think the 5/2 another election will last to long .
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: silverbullet on February 14, 2020, 07:14:19 PM
Oh, OK... The news said he resigned because Boris' advisers wanted to sack all his advisers and do the job themselves.

Would you resign if your dentist said open wide then stuck his fingers up your anus .Johnson is a racist cunt and wont stand for two Queens in Ulster Leo or Mary from the Navan Road .
Do you know the difference between an oral thermometer and a rectal thermometer?





The taste! 8)
Title: Re: The late great Minister Ross
Post by: stonethecrows on February 16, 2020, 10:32:39 PM
Oh, OK... The news said he resigned because Boris' advisers wanted to sack all his advisers and do the job themselves.

Would you resign if your dentist said open wide then stuck his fingers up your anus .Johnson is a racist cunt and wont stand for two Queens in Ulster Leo or Mary from the Navan Road .
Do you know the difference between an oral thermometer and a rectal thermometer?





The taste! 8)
Whenever I have to go for the Up and down treatment I always remind the consultant, if hes doing the rear end first to make sure he washes it before he slaps it into me gob .