Monthly Archives: October 2015

Colum Eastwood Launches Campaign For Leadership

So…”The Hive”, Grosvenor Road, Belfast. Less than half a mile from where I spent the first seventeen years of my life. Once a Westie, always a Westie. In the end, around two hundred people in attendance. A lot from Derry … Continue reading

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The Great North Antrim Sinn Féin Selection Controversy

Let me put a scenario to you. A political party gets less than 13% of the votes in the Westminster Election. Next May, it is defending one seat in a six seat constituency. And it had a Selection Conference two … Continue reading

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SDLP And Slugger O’Toole…Catch Yourself On, Mick!

So Slugger O’Toole has issued an invitation for a SDLP Leadership hustings event with local journalists and an audience of SDLP members. Thats awfully decent of Slugger O’Toole. After all, in May this year in East Belfast, Slugger O’Toole did … Continue reading

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The Great East Belfast Alliance Party Selection Controversy

i cant say that I have seen much about the Alliance Party and East Belfast on Slugger O’Toole. And yet Naomi Long is their favourite politician. interesting to note that Judith Cochrane MLA has decided not to seek re-selection. She … Continue reading

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SDLP Leadership Contest

If you are travelling over the Glenshane Pass tomorrow afternoon, look out for a bus load of  SDLP “Derry wans” heading to Belfast. They are heading for the official launch of Colum Eastwood’s Leadership Election Campaign. Thursday is of course … Continue reading

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The Great West Tyrone SDLP Candidate Selection Controversy

As soon as we get to the point of selecting candidates for an election, we get some controversy…internal jockeying for position and the inevitable row betweendisgruntled locals and Party HQ. Take the SDLP Selection Convention in West Tyrone last week. … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells A Story

Stormont yesterday. Two Debates. DUP currently disconnected from the Assembly dont show up for a Debate on Autism. But DUP show up to defend the system where Special Advisors get inflated salaries. What is a Special Advisor and why are … Continue reading

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