Monthly Archives: February 2019

Chuka Can! Chuka Can’t! Chuka Cant!

One of the things about being old is that I have seen a few politicians who were tipped for the top…and failed miserably. Michael Heseltine. David Miliband. Conall McDevitt. And Chuka Unumma. I suppose he could say that he is … Continue reading

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Sajid Javid Can Strip Sajid Javid Of British Citizenship

I don’t like Sajid Javid, the British Home Secretary. There are many reasons but if I say that thirty years ago, he was a teenage fan of Margaret Thatcher, then you probably don’t need any more information. But there is … Continue reading

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Tim Attwood Stands Down

I think Tim Attwood is probably the best known SDLP member who is not a MLA (Member of Stormont Assembly). In part, there is the name recognition factor. He is after all brother of Alex Attwood. Unsurprisingly Tim is opposed … Continue reading

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The Right Side Of History…

We all want to be on the “right” side of History The problem with History is that it usually takes a long time. If a 14th century peasant was transported to the 17th century, he may not notice a lot … Continue reading

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Semi Detached Labour Party: Claire Hanna MLA

I am not sure that the Slugger O’Toole headline “Claire Hanna Resigns from SDLP Whip at Assembly…” is entirely accurate. It seems that Claire will no longer be attending SDLP Assembly Party meetings and has resigned her position as SDLP … Continue reading

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Where Is Superman?

Seven weeks to go. The clock is ticking by and we are getting close to the time when Superman shows up and dismantles the Brexit time bomb. It cant help “re-negotiation” or “sham re-negotiation” that senior folks are lining up … Continue reading

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A Special Kind Of Hell For…”

I daresay that most people reading this will have heard a sentence that has begun “There must be a special kind of Hell for…”. Maybe some of us have used the phrase. There is a context. When I have used the … Continue reading

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