Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dr Paisley And Mr Boswell?

Ah Dr Paisley and Mr Boswell. No Dr Johnson and Mr Mallie. No its Dr Paisley and Mr Mallie. Rev Dr Ian Richard Kyle Paisley (aka “Lord” Bannside) Theologian former Politician and International Statesman and Eamonn Mallie, fearless investigative reporter, … Continue reading

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The Paisley Interview

Possibly the most dominant figure in Norn Iron history is the Rev Dr Ian Paisley. He is now 87 years old and is currently not very well. Is he the most divisive figure in History? Or the most unifying? Put … Continue reading

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Politics, Protest….Social Media

Politics and the Influence of Social Media. I am not convinced by the claims that Social Media have a significant effect on Norn Iron politics. Or at least, I was not convinced until Twitter, Facebook and YouTube posts appeared which … Continue reading

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LetsGetAlongerist Coup d’Etat?

That whole Haass thing. The LetsGetAlongerists have been confounded…again. They have had a bad couple of years. In 2011, Alliance party gained more power than their mandate deserved? Yet have not actually done anything “progressive” (as the LetsGetAlongerists claim to … Continue reading

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RAF Recruitment Posters (Derry)

Typical that LetsGetAlongerists are getting all worked up about the SDLP successfully objecting to a Recruitment Poster for the British Air Force (“RAF”) in the Brandywell area of Derry. Fair play to the SDLP …they know Derry. I dont know … Continue reading

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I Welcome The Haass “Failure”

For about an hour on Monday, it seemed quite possible that the Haass Talks would “succeed”. I dont know how Success and Failure is measured but I welcome the “Failure”. Indeed I dont even think they were intended to succeed. … Continue reading

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