Tag Archives: Arlene Foster MLA

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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Craggy Island Politics

It seems a bit cheap for the DUP-Sinn Féin to call the Opposition the “Craggy Island Opposition”. The Government would rather have SDLP and UUP as small parties without influence within their own DUP-SF dominated Executive. It shows a disrespect … Continue reading

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