Monthly Archives: November 2011

Peter Robinson and Stephen Nolan

People say stupid things at annual Party Conferences/Conventions. They are after all a rallying point for the Party Faithful. Peter Robinson, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and First Minister of Norn Iron is no exception. He spoke at his … Continue reading

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The SDLP Must Target The Middle Aged As Members

There are two heartening features about the SDLP. One is the influence, inspiration of its old warhorses…….Hume, Mallon, Rodgers, Farren, Feely, McGrady and a host of councillors thru-out Norn Iron. The second is a seemingly endless supply of bright young men … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Nuremburg For Journalist Nazis

I have just finished watching the first weeks evidence in the Leveson Inquiry. Hopefully, I will post about this in greater detail over the weekend. The concensus among Journalists (reporting on the Inquiry)seems to be that this has been a … Continue reading

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Phone Hacking Inquiry Overview

Monday was the first day that evidence was taken in the Leveson Enquiry into phone hacking by the “News of the World” (and other excesses by British tabloid newspapers). For much of the summer Britain was convulsed by a series of … Continue reading

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Football Is A Political…..er Football

Football (ie Soccer)  is the World Game. Ireland has TWO teams, the “Republic of Ireland” (representing the 26 counties) and “Northern Ireland” (representing the six counties). Now that might mean that people in Norn Iron actually support “Northern Ireland” but … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring And The European Autumn

Remember the Arab Spring? Thousands of people in Egypt and Tunisia gathered in the streets to demand Democracy. The “West” supported this although turned a blind eye to the Saudia Arabian repression of protests in the neighbouring kingdom of Bahrain. … Continue reading

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Family Wedding

I have not been posting here for a few days. A busy family time…as my younger son got married on Friday 11th November. A severe case of Empty Nest Syndrome.

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