Monthly Archives: November 2015

Introducing “Westminster” (The Sinn Féin Pup)

As the adverts tell us, a puppy is not just for Christmas. Last week, Sinn Féin were sold a pup. They…the Irish Nationalists and Republicans….agreed to hand “Welfare” (ie Welfare Cuts) back to ….Westminster. But Sinn Féin assure us they … Continue reading

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SDLP…That Was The Week That Was

Or an alternative headline…”SDLP …a  week is a long time in Politics”. It seems that this was a good week for SDLP. On Saturday, last week, we were all a bit nervy. This Saturday, we are more optimistic than we … Continue reading

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Deal Or No Deal?

Well of course there IS a Deal. The only requirement is that DUP and Sinn Féin reach an agreement. The other Parties in the so-called “power-sharing” Executive saw the Agreement forty five minutes before Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness went … Continue reading

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Marchons! Marchons!…A French Lesson

I think the French National Anthem is my second favourite. English newspapers are printing the  words so that football fans can sing along tonight as England play France in a friendly international. But there is a certain irony because the … Continue reading

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LetsGetAlongerist Football

The essence of Sport is competition. So we have a peculiar situation where some of our politicians will be falling over themselves to support two teams in one competition. Norn Iron have qualified for the European Football Championships in France … Continue reading

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Manifesto Mash Up

I have never really understood “lobbying”. Always seems to me that the average voter  who has a problem with Family Tax Credit might be better just calling in to the constituency office of any MLA. Why would they go to … Continue reading

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Winter Fuel Payment …Iain Duncan Smith Is Not A Friend.

One of the exhibitors at the SDLP Conference was a charity for Older People…which now sadly means ME. So in conversation with the guy on the stall it emerged that I am entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment…a benefit given … Continue reading

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