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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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Sinn Féin: No Man (Or Woman) Left Behind

I think it was Brian Feeney who described (early 1970s) Sinn Féin as the non combatant fathers, mothers, wives etc of IRA members. Sinn Féin likes to spread the myth that they are the political descendents of the Sinn Féin … Continue reading

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Nearly Joined Sinn Féin…True Story

It was just over ten years ago. I had been voting Sinn Féin from 1993. I went along to a Sinn Féin meeting with the intention of signing up. During the meeting, there was an announcement of a coach trip … Continue reading

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So Euros…How Was It For You?

The Euro Campaign is over. I have not blogged much. Too busy on Slugger with the usual regiment of Sinn Féin bots and Alliance Party trolls. I have been in Coalisland, Dungannon, Carrickfergus and spent a few hours in Derry yesterday … Continue reading

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Only A Grandfather Will Know

I have been feeling nostalgic recently. I suppose it is true that at a certain point, your entire life flashes before you. Sixty years ago last month, my paternal grandfather died. I was almost 7 years old. One of the … Continue reading

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Local Elections 2019

This was a more interesting election than most. And with a lot of aspects, it is to be expected that there will be a lot of “Spinning”. I will “spin” it my way over a series of posts here. The … Continue reading

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