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Arlene Foster

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paddyann Fri 01-Jun-18 19:40:19

It seems Arlene has decided that supporting bigotry in her own part of the UK is not enough and she is to lead the Orange Order Parade( or Orange Walk as we call it ) in Cowdenbeath .Now what could her reasons be for this? Is she merely stirring up the horrible hatred the OO exudes so that WE get infected by it in Scotland or is this her contribution to the "better together campaign" as a 2nd Independence referendum looks on the cards ?

Alexa Fri 01-Jun-18 19:47:04

Blessed are the peacemakers. Arlene obviously seems not to agree that peacemakers are blessed.

MawBroon Fri 01-Jun-18 19:51:16

I immediately read this as Arlene Phillips.
The mental picture I formed would take some beating. Gives a whole new meaning to (Tango) Orange Order.
Sorry, I know it’s no laughing matter

paddyann Fri 01-Jun-18 19:57:18

Ilike that vision MawBroon I can see the other Arlene dancing in front of the baton twirlers and the flute bands cheered on by the shouts of F the Pope .....Its dying in Scotland and they bring bands in from NI now regularly but this is just ridiculous .I hope the good people of Cowdenbeath give the town a swerve on the day so she at least doesn't get the impression she's welcome .

MawBroon Fri 01-Jun-18 20:07:52

Complete indifference is the only response to that sort of bigotry.
With apologies to any Northern Irish members, we don’t want that sort of thing in Scotland or any other part of the UK.

maryeliza54 Fri 01-Jun-18 20:08:22

And they want us to butt out of their abortion debate - I think she’s absolute poison

MaizieD Fri 01-Jun-18 21:58:51

Remind me. Does the DUP have a majority of the votes in NI?

maryeliza54 Fri 01-Jun-18 22:08:11

There are 90seats - DUP have 28 and SF 27

MaizieD Fri 01-Jun-18 22:10:45

But Foster's in the driving seat because she's propping up May?

Farmor15 Fri 01-Jun-18 22:56:54

Good sketch on Tracey Ullman’s show tonight.

crystaltipps Sat 02-Jun-18 08:21:24

The description “hatchet faced” is apt in her case.

nigglynellie Sat 02-Jun-18 08:31:10

Oh dear, personal comments again! I wonder how many of us would fair under personal scrutiny?!!! hmm

maryeliza54 Sat 02-Jun-18 08:40:35

Making personal comments about politicians - on GN? <faints>. Haven’t you anything to say nn about the real point here? She’s been deliberately provocative by going to Scotland and stirring this Orange hornets nest. She’s @poisonous, hatchet faced: nasty dangerous piece of work who’s available to the highest bidder

Anniebach Sat 02-Jun-18 09:07:24

Hatchet face is acceptable in this discussion, disagreeing with calling someone hatchet face isn’t acceptable in this discussion.

crystaltipps Sat 02-Jun-18 09:14:54

“Hatched faced”is not a personal comment on her appearance, it describes her stance on political issues.

maryeliza54 Sat 02-Jun-18 09:24:17

It would be funny if it weren’t so sad that the pearl clutching on here is about the use of the words hatchet faced and not about the actions of the hatchet faced woman - but I expect nn and ab must think her behaviour totally acceptable - after all she is keeping the Government in power so must be beyond reproach

nigglynellie Sat 02-Jun-18 09:44:48

What's ab got to do with my comment?! Tbh ml, your comment is just so silly it's not worth replying to.

crystaltipps Sat 02-Jun-18 09:59:10

Hatchet face can be used as a metaphor for behaviour/ beliefs as in metaphors using other body parts- mealy mouthed, tight *rsed and so on.

FarNorth Sat 02-Jun-18 10:00:33

Morning, nigglynellie.
Do you have any views about Arlene Foster leading a parade of the Orange Order in Scotland, given that she is not a Scottish politician?

maryeliza54 Sat 02-Jun-18 10:03:33

Hahaha nn still nothing to say about the actions of the blessed saviour of your dear leader? And neither has ab it appears - just expressing shock at personal comments about politicians - oh the irony, oh the irony

Anniebach Sat 02-Jun-18 10:04:43

If Corbyn was to win the next election without an overall majority and if as they have said , Sinn Fein will take their seats in Parliament if Corbyn wins , Corbyn will have their full support for years of loyalty to the IRA.

paddyann Sat 02-Jun-18 10:24:35

SinnFein will NEVER take their seats in Westminster Anniebach Very different scenario anyway ,,SinnFein are a political party who want their country reunited.I for one out of the many of irish descent agree fully with them.Anyone who understands Irish politics knows that .Foster is a backwards looking ,bigotted tin pot dictator.She should be curbing the OO in NI where there are STILL crimes against the Catholic community by them ,people being forced out of their homes etc.Instead here she is giving them the seal of approval!!

maryeliza54 Sat 02-Jun-18 10:42:25

Can we have a link please ab as that bit about SF taking their seats seems to have passed me by. Perhaps I didn’t read the DM that day

merlotgran Sat 02-Jun-18 10:48:16

Having witnessed the misery of DD's marriage to an 'orangeman' and her eventual escape back to the real world (us), I shudder every time I see Arlene Foster on the TV.

Imagine being surrounded by a family of hatchet faced (I make no apology for the term) women and their backward, bigoted views.

No place for a hard working and independent young mother. Her youngest son is nearly 18 and is thankful that this is the last July he will be forced to return to NI to march. The older one stopped going two years ago.

Very hard for them to refuse and brave of them to do so when the family still have control over their inheritance.

muffinthemoo Sat 02-Jun-18 11:02:41

Given Arlene’s position as de facto leader of NI as and when Stormont sits again, this is actually bloody outrageous.

If Nicola went over to Belfast to lead the August Hunger Strike march, Arlene would rightly blow her stack.

We have enough trouble with sectarianism in the west of Scotland as is, the last thing we need is politicians coming from over the water to encourage it sad