Tag Archives: Arlene Foster MLA

Another Storey

I give my second preference vote to Sinn Féin. There are two reasons why people vote Sinn Féin. One is that they DON’T know Sinn Féin. One is that they DO Sinn Féin. I know SF very well. I have … Continue reading

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The New Executive

So Arlene Foster (DUP Fermanagh-South Tyrone) and Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin, Mid Ulster) are again the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. But the two junior ministers, Gordon Lyons (DUP, East Antrim) and Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin, South Antrim) will … Continue reading

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Assembly: A Few Thoughts

I am not really enthused about the Agreement that kick starts the Stormont Assembly after three years. The Assembly was brought down three years ago because of the RHI Scandal and now it is back and there is still no … Continue reading

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

…that the Good Friday Agreement was signed. 10th April 1998. It seems like yesterday but it is actually closer to one third of my life. Good Friday just happened to be the day that it was signed. There were intense … Continue reading

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A Big Yeeeeeeeeeooooo!

You will forgive me saying Yeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooo! The SDLP has not made a net gain since 1998 so gaining two seats (12 from 90 is an improvement on 12 from 108). This was an unexpected election but I have been predicting … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017: Fermanagh-South Tyrone

The key difference between Assembly 2016 and Assembly 2017 is that only five MLAs will be elected from each constituncy. For at least eighteen MLAs and their staff, this election has come four years too early. The percentage of votes … Continue reading

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Martin McGuinness Resigns

It is clear from his appearance on TV today that Martin McGuinness is not a well man. And the first human reaction has to be one of sympathy. How this sympathy manifests in any upcoming election is hard to judge. … Continue reading

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The End Is Nigh?

Three questions. Will RHI bring down the Government? Would it be a bad thing? Do you care? I suppose the short answer to the first question is that it is too soon to tell. But it seems increasingly obvious that … Continue reading

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I Blame LetsGetAlongerists

I blame LetsGetAlongerists. They havent gone away ya know. There is of course something hypocritical about Votes of No Confidence. Its a bit like shouting “Penalty!!” or “Offside!!!” At the TV screen when you are watching a football match involving … Continue reading

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Bell Or Foster?

I have not met Jonathon Bell. But I never really liked him. I have not met Arlene Foster. But I have never really liked her. I have never met Stephen Nolan. But I never really liked him. So by any … Continue reading

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