Tag Archives: Alliance

“Essential Travel” ?

What exactly is “Essential ” Travel. Readers will know that my big hobby is travelling around Ireland …for free. Since I became entitled to a SmartPass three years ago, I have been in all 32 counties. I have been in … Continue reading

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The English Could Make Me Sick (Official)

If its a good day for nationalists, its a bad day for unionists. If its a good day for unionists, its a bad day for nationalists. This is the story of everything that has happened since 1998. Thus, the DUP … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: Newry & Armagh

The Results: Mickey Brady of Sinn Féin won but it seemed as much to do with Incumbency than anything else. In the early part of the campaign, SDLP felt they were making a lot of progress but ultimately the Unionist … Continue reading

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So…SDLP

There is a strange thing about the Norn Iron Political Cycle. We are constantly told on message boards like Slugger O’Toole that the SDLP is in “terminal decline”. This is an article of faith held by Slugger’s core “team” and … Continue reading

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BBC Spotlight …Fair?

So on 7th March 2013, we have a bye election in Mid Ulster and BBC Spotlight stages a “Special”. And the five panelists are Mitchel McLaughlin (Sinn Féin), Mike Nesbitt (UUP), Arlene Foster (DUP), Steven Agnew (Green) and Bernadette McAliskey self … Continue reading

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The British “New Years Honours” Choreography in Norn Iron.

We all know someone who has a MBE or OBE. Occasionally they actually deserve it (with the proviso that I dont like the System at all). Yet there is a choreography. ……certainly at the lowest levels.The Cabinet Office controls the … Continue reading

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