Author Archives: fitzjameshorse

Meanwhile in Norn Iron…

So General Election. I am not tempted to say that this is eighteen different elections. At best it is maybe 50% elections and 50% coronations. The usual suspects…analysts and number crunchers on Slugger O’Toole will tell us that if these … Continue reading

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British General Election 2019

So we had a British General Election in 2015. And 2017. And now 2019. So much for Fixed Term Parliaments. And of course this winter election (surely it tempts fate) will be mostly about BREXIT. I have always believed that … Continue reading

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BREXIT Broke Britain But…

BREXIT broke Britain but… will it break the “United Kingdom”? In June 2016, I voted for the “UK” to leave the European Union. Actually, I voted in a perverse way for England to be expelled from the European Union. Many … Continue reading

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The Slugger Shilling

As many of you will have noticed, I have written three or four posts on Slugger O’Toole in the past three months. This does not mean that I have taken the Slugger O’Toole Shilling or gone over to the Dark … Continue reading

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FitzjamesHorse Rides Again…Again

I have not blogged since July. One of the things that always surprises me is signing into “Keeping an Eye on the Czar of Russia” is the stats …people really do read this Blog. I find this literally awesome …a … Continue reading

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Berlin 1936…Portrush 2019

Back in 1936 the Olympic Games were intended to showcase Hitler’s regime. Since the Good Friday Agreement, there have been attempts to showcase Norn Iron and how wonderfully well we get on together. Remember Derry as the City of Culture? … Continue reading

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SDLP: Leave Everyone Behind?

Over the last two days, I have written about Sinn Féin…how seemingly difficult it is to join and how they use patronage to keep everyone onside…and quite a few people on the (perhaps mythical) average industrial wage. As far as … Continue reading

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