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Comment #1295667 by Jamie McCormack

Jamie McCormack Jun 16th 2013, 5:32 PM #

Sammy Wilson, mad as a brush.

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Ireland is “stealing” the UK’s tax funds, according to NI finance minister

Ireland is “stealing” the UK’s tax funds, according to NI finance minister

Safe to say we know what Sammy Wilson wants to see on the G8 agenda, then.

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    Favourite VincentDolan
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    Jun 16th 2013, 5:45 PM

    Aye norn iron.

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    Favourite Kevin Shaw
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    Jun 16th 2013, 5:52 PM

    I’m hoping Sammy was wearing clothes when he gave the interview. For a change.

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    Favourite Joseph Siddall
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    Jun 16th 2013, 6:00 PM

    That’s being racist to brushes.

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    Favourite Matt
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    Jun 16th 2013, 6:17 PM

    Go blow your tin whistle.

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    Favourite Ronan Stokes
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    Jun 16th 2013, 6:27 PM

    Before anyone expends vast amounts of emotional energy compiling a reply that would challenge Mr Wilsons claims, just remember these people believe the world is 6000 yrs old. http://m.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/feb/12/northern-ireland-charles-darwin-courts

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    Favourite Mairead Hynes
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    Jun 16th 2013, 6:45 PM

    What about all the additional vat from southern shoppers coming up north for bargains? No complaints there eh?? :D

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    Favourite Matt
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    Jun 16th 2013, 7:10 PM

    The Isle of man and Jersey/ Gurnsey have much lower tax rates than Ireland. 1 in 5 tax havens in the world are in British territories.

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    Favourite On Raglan Road
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    Jun 16th 2013, 7:12 PM

    A planter has the cheek to use the word “steal”.

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    Favourite Jamie McCormack
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    Jun 16th 2013, 8:56 PM

    Running around in the nip and not believing in dinosaurs! oh the madness : ) Sorry this guy is finance minister?!

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    Favourite Eamonn Bolger
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    Jun 16th 2013, 9:32 PM

    F**k off Sammy.

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    Favourite Kevin.N
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    Jun 17th 2013, 12:51 AM

    @Oh Raglan Road – I agree Sammy is a piece of shit but you can’t expect a UI when your way of insulting morons like Sammy is to talk about the plantation and infer Ulster Protestants are “foreigners” and be upset that they reject anything Irish. How can you expect them to accept an Irish identity when you infer they are not “real” Irish? In reality most people in Ulster, whether Protestant or Catholic have Scots roots unlike the rest of Ireland. Ulster is historically the most Gaelic/Scottish province in Ireland. The Scots are descended from the Ulster Gaels who settled/colonized Scotland and merged with the native Picts. The Gallowglass Scots settled primarily in Ulster and their descendants would be mostly Catholic as they came before the PR. Its amazing the amount of Ulster Republicans, Provo bombers, SF politicians, etc. that don’t bear Irish surnames but Scottish ones. And many with Scottish surnames go on about the plantation on here, the irony. A lot don’t even descend from the early Gallowglass Scots from the Highlands but from the Ulster-Scots planters. Gerry Adams comes from Clan MacAdams of Galloway and Bobby Sands from the Northern English/Lowland Scot family Sands. Both of their ancestors were planters and not Gallowglass Scots. The list is endless.

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    Favourite Michelle Philpot
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    Jun 17th 2013, 6:00 AM

    Shaddup

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    Jun 17th 2013, 6:32 AM

    Whatever would the feckless Irish do without Keven Niazi to give us lessons in our history?

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    Favourite Kevin.N
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    Jun 17th 2013, 6:39 AM

    @Censored – Adams, Sands, Price, etc. are not Irish surnames. I am sorry if me inferring that Ulster Protestants have as much a right to be on that land as their Catholic counterparts (who also have settler origins) offends you. The founder of SF and Edward Carson are also cousins. You always seem to attack me but never seem to specify where I am wrong or “lying”. Surely everyone is equal on this island?

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    Favourite Stephen McGrath
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    Jun 17th 2013, 3:34 PM

    thumbs down to you mate

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