Tag Archives: Claire Hanna

Bradshaw Changes Her Mind

There has been a lot of media criticism of Sinn Féin’s cavalier approach to LockDown rules. Much time and energy has gone into lambasting SF over their behaviour at a recent funeral. Some of our leading bloggers have been critical. … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017: South Belfast

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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South Belfast Hustings

A crowded hall/church  at the Methodist Agape Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast last night. South Belfast hustings. Organised by two students (one still not eligible to vote) thru Challenges NI. A crowded hall/church but not a crowded platform. DUP, UUP, TUV … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017

It has been an odd sort of an election campaign. A quiet one. The only sound I hear is Sinn Féin politicos deleting tweets featuring Donald Trump and Peter King, the architect of the Muslim “ban”. Sinn Féin like to … Continue reading

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Next Deputy Leader Of SDLP?

To be very clear, this is NOT a comeback. I will not be resuming my Blogging career. I am enjoying retirement far too much. This post is in response to a request and also to tie up some loose ends. … Continue reading

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Profile: South Belfast

Candidates: SDLP: Fearghal McKinney. Claire Hanna. Sinn Féin: Máirtín Ó Muilleoir. UUP: Rodney McCune. Alliance: Duncan Morrow. Paula Bradshaw. DUP: Emma Pengelly. Christopher Stalford. UKIP: Bob Stoker. Green: Claire Bailey. PUP: Ian Shanks TUV: John Hiddleston. Conservative: Ben Manton. Workers … Continue reading

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SDLP Selection Convention South Belfast

I am typing this at noon on 25th June. I will not publish this post until after the result of the Selection Convention in South Belfast is known. As far as I know there are only two candidates for two … Continue reading

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Banker Bonus, Living Wage And Zero Hours

It is of course a cliche that to make the Rich work hard…you have to pay them a fortune and to make the Poor work harder…you only need to pay them buttons. Last week there was a furore over the … Continue reading

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Fearghal McKinney MLA

Congratulations to Fearghal McKinney, who becomes a MLA tomorrow. Elected on a clear majority over Claire Hanna (commiserations to a very able candidate). The voting 113 to 69 will surprise many.I honestly thought Fearghal would win.But the margin surprised me. … Continue reading

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Pay Day Loans

Fair play to Councillor Claire Hanna (SDLP) on her motion at Belfast City Hall tonight. The City Council is now committed to working with Advice services to combat the menace of predatory “pay day” loan companies. Just why the Government … Continue reading

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