Monthly Archives: March 2012

Picking A Winner On Slugger O’Toole-Stratagem

Good fantasy competition on Slugger O’Toole-Stratagem site………pick the winner in the UUP Leadership Race. In an effort to help I have joined the thread and picked Mike Nesbitt to win. The portents are not good. In November 2011, the Sluggerites … Continue reading

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By George…I Think He’s Got It!…’Nuff Respect.

It is ironic that George Galloway (Respect Party) is opposed to Scottish independence because I cant think of a politician who has served the cause of nationalism more than Galloway thru his victory last night. He won the safe Labour seat … Continue reading

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Addie Morrow RIP

I am saddened to learn of the death of Addie Morrow, former Deputy Leader of the Alliance Party. I saw him and other members of his family last year at a series of six lectures on “Remembering the Past” at … Continue reading

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Which Constitutional Nationalist Party Stoops Down Lower?

Sammy McNally raised some interesting points in a comment on my earlier thread in which I suggested that the Decade of Centenaries…..and the Half Centenaries……provide an opportunity for SDLP and UUP. I want to develop that point further, with particular … Continue reading

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The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

My sister just phoned from London to ask if I was going over next month. The London Marathon passes her front door and I have watched it pass a few times. I used to run quite a lot ..even did … Continue reading

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The Upcoming Decade…….Opportunity For SDLP And UUP

Memorably UUP Leader Tom Elliott would not attend a GAA match. To do so would have exposed the UUP to criticism from the purists in the DUP. Memorably in November 2010, Margaret Ritchie, then SDLP Leader wore a poppy at … Continue reading

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Reporting Norn Iron

Fascinating BBC Norn Iron documentary last night. Four journalists who had reported on Norn Iron for TV News returned to Belfast to talk about their time here. Martin Bell………I have always regarded as a pompous ass. He was easily the … Continue reading

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