Monthly Archives: July 2015

Gerry Conlon Memorial Lecture…Preview

Previewing An Feile programme last week on Slugger O’Toole, Alan Meban noted that the “SDLP is back”. Well, I am tempted to say that we havent gone away ya know…although GOD knows Slugger would like that. But I think Alan … Continue reading

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Glasgow Belongs To…..?????

Several years since I spent any meaningful time in Glasgow. It has changed…a lot. My first visit in early 1970s, the Gorbal tenements were still there and the City carried a lot of the nasty sectarianism of Rangers (mostly) and … Continue reading

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The Royal Mile (Edinburgh Re-Visited)

Thirty seven years ago, I spent a lot of time in Scotland. Over the course of eighteen months, I was in Edinburgh on  seven occasions. Sometimes I was there for two weeks. Sometimes I was there for three days. It … Continue reading

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The Tories Have A Mandate…So Do Labour!

It is sad to see the British Labour Party implode under the temporary leadership of Harriet Harman. But she was always a phoney. A total careerist who would jump on any bandwagon to climb thru Labour ranks. Leading the Labour … Continue reading

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Wellington Meets His Waterloo…in Glasgow.

So …the Battle of Waterloo 1815-2015. A big Bicentenary in Scotland? After all…those Red Squares…the Black Watch, the Gordon Highlanders, the Scots Greys and a lot of other Scottish regiments took part in the Duke of Wellington’s most famous victory … Continue reading

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The “Queen”…Nazi?

Buchanan Street Bus Station on Saturday. I bought the “Scottish Sun”. Seven full pages …exclusive. A video exists of Mrs Windsor performing a Nazi salute. Well, it would be a constitutional crisis if “The Queen” performed a Nazi Salute in … Continue reading

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Atticus Finch…LetsGetAlongerist

In Glasgow and Edinburgh, this weekend, I kept seeing copies of “Go Set A Watchman” (Harper Lee) Well to be fair, I spent a lot of time in Waterstones, WH Smith and other bookshops. That might explain it. The publication … Continue reading

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