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Three Generations of LetsGetAlongerists

I wonder if LetsGetAlongerism is changing. Well……everything is changing. Back in the 1960s there were so-called liberal unionists who thought that sectarianism was outdated and we could all just get along if Catholics just became unionist and…conservative. Give a Catholic … Continue reading

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You Always Hurt The One You Love

Every so often, I sign into this Blog. It is mostly about “maintenance”. The Czar of Russia, Donald Trump, DUP, letsgetalongerists still need to be watched but I am no longer the man to do it. As I started the … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over…..

Are we witnessing the death throes of the Social Democratic and Labour Party? I have never subscribed to the notion that SDLP has been finished for years. That’s just Sinn Féin talking themselves up and Slugger O’Toole talking up their … Continue reading

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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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