Monthly Archives: June 2012

Alan Partridge…Stephen Nolan

I am watching Steve Coogan in a spoof documentary as Alan Partridge “Welcome to the Places of My Life” and I am struck by the uncanny (but not physical) resemblance between Alan Partridge and Stephen Nolan. From now on……I will … Continue reading

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Historic Handshake…Get A Grip!

“The best laid plans of mice and men go oft awry”. As Robert Burns said……And the best laid plans of press officers, conflict resolutionists, special advisors and their allies in the Media and Blogosphere. As it turned out the enduring … Continue reading

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Star Trek…….And The Queen

I watched one of my favourite Star Trek (The Next Generation) episodes today. Yes I am a big fan of Captain Picard and his crew. Some of the political correctness is a bit heavy-handed. But occasionally there is an episode that makes … Continue reading

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So……Martin McGuinness

I kinda feel sorry for Martin McGuinness. If he had refused to meet Mrs Windsor, he would have been criticised by unionists and lets get alongerists. If he had agreed to meet her, then the same people would have gloated. … Continue reading

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The Angela Merkel Flag

So the Irish team didnt exactly set the Euros on fire. But at least the fans did some good. The famous Angela Merkel flag sold for E16,000 on RTE Radio 2 and a further E5,000 was raised. And the money … Continue reading

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Sport And War

So………Germany 4 Greece 2 George Orwell thought that Sport was like War without the shooting. And Cuban baseball, Russian basketball, American ice hockey and East German athletics have been used as weapons during what we used to call The Cold … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#10 Dominic Bradley MLA

Dominic Bradley SDLP MLA  has offices in Armagh and Newry. The Armagh office is situated at Cathedral Road. It was closed (lunchtime yesterday). Essentially there are two kinds of “Constituency Office”. One is styled as an office (in this case) or … Continue reading

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