Northern Ireland parties back Lib-Lab pact in return for Celtgeld

The SNP in Scotland has already said it would work with Labour.  Plaid Cymru in Wales has worked with Labour before.  Now the DUP and SDLP in Northern Ireland have signalled they would side with a Lib-Lab pact on a case by case basis to ensure taxpayers’ money continues to flow into the province.  With Gordon Brown stepping aside, all the pieces are falling into place around Nick Clegg to prop up a new Labour Prime Minister. England, uniquely without its own national legislature, stands to suffer the consequences of this political stitch up.

It would be a broad, ramshackle coalition only made possible by tax pounds from England being poured into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as an ongoing bribe in return for votes in the House.  In centuries past the people of what is now England paid the Danegeld – an Anglo Saxon tax to buy off the Danish invaders.  Here in 2010 the Labour Party are preparing to pay a Celtgeld raised from English taxpayers to buy off the nationalist parties in the devolved countries to keep a Labour administration in office.

New politics and national interest indeed.

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2 Responses to “Northern Ireland parties back Lib-Lab pact in return for Celtgeld”


  1. 1 JohnRS 11/05/2010 at 9:03 am

    So, as usual, Englands pays to be screwed by the other countries?

    Nice!!

    Just what I voted for last week.

  2. 2 jameshigham 11/05/2010 at 10:54 am

    It’s almost bizarre in its audacity but no more audacious than the UK one of three paying off Greece, on behalf of the EU.


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