Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Fall Of West Belfast

There was a time when Norn Iron was blatantly sectarian. A time some fifty years ago, when there was no political correctness. It was not unusual to return to work  after lunch and find that Mrs Jones had left a … Continue reading

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James Corden Or Ricky Gervais?

The great thing about being a TV addict is pressing the “pause” button on the remote control and pointing out to family members that the actress playing the part of the policewoman was in “Holby City” and the actor playing … Continue reading

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I Blame LetsGetAlongerists

I blame LetsGetAlongerists. They havent gone away ya know. There is of course something hypocritical about Votes of No Confidence. Its a bit like shouting “Penalty!!” or “Offside!!!” At the TV screen when you are watching a football match involving … Continue reading

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A Christmas Appeal On Behalf Of Sinn Féin

In this season of Goodwill, it is always good to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Those of us capable of independent thought may not fully understand that there are people who have not had an original thought in years…or … Continue reading

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Every Tom, Dick And Harry

There are rites of passage in life. One of the great days is walking into the local registry office, all pumped up and proud to register your child’s birth. I have done that twice and my two sons have done … Continue reading

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Bell Or Foster?

I have not met Jonathon Bell. But I never really liked him. I have not met Arlene Foster. But I have never really liked her. I have never met Stephen Nolan. But I never really liked him. So by any … Continue reading

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Peace Without Dignity?

Yes I voted for the Good Friday Agreement in 1998…more than 90 per cent of nationalists did so and more than 50 per cent of unionists did so. It is a simple enough balance sheet. It ended violence. That is … Continue reading

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