world : Labour on Legacy, cups of tea and colourful language

world : Labour on Legacy, cups of tea and colourful language
world : Labour on Legacy, cups of tea and colourful language

Thursday 13 June 2024 10:31 PM

Nafeza 2 world - As Labour rolled out its manifesto for the General Election 2024, social media users reacted to the explicit commitment to repealing the legacy act.

Pictures and screen shots of the written policy promises were shared by groups like Amnesty International, plus people such as Prof Colin Murray from the University of Newcastle were posting the Northern Ireland specific policies on X , not just the Troubles-related laws but the policies around the Windsor framework too.

He wasn’t alone.

Our economics and business editor John Campbell was quick to make his assessment on social media of what Labour’s promises would mean for the economy in Northern Ireland.

A video on X of Good Morning Ulster’s broadcast from the Foyle constituency featuring Sandra Duffy from Sinn Féin and the SDLP’s candidate Colum Eastwood also gained traction when Mr Eastwood told presenter Sarah Brett that Sinn Féin MPs were never in Westminster and when they are “they’re drinking cups of tea”.

It speaks to the issue of abstentionism and with social media users, that’s always going to cause debate online.

You can listen back to the whole programme from the Guild Hall in Derry on BBC Sounds.

Plus, the UK veterans minister has been giving an insight into family life during an election on Instagram... by trying to record social media content.

Sat at the table with a map of his constituency, Johnny Mercer tries and fails to update his followers about his campaign trail seven times as those around the table heckle him and take the mick.

For 1 minutes and 44 seconds, he attempts to record a narrative before giving up.

Captioned: ‘Tried to give an update on the day… I think my family are all going mad’.

There is colourful language involved as way of a warning, and a rather frustrated looking dad.

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