Tag Archives: Colum Eastwood MLA

Semi Detached Labour Party: Claire Hanna MLA

I am not sure that the Slugger O’Toole headline “Claire Hanna Resigns from SDLP Whip at Assembly…” is entirely accurate. It seems that Claire will no longer be attending SDLP Assembly Party meetings and has resigned her position as SDLP … 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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#We Are The 56

As I actually voted to LEAVE (EU Referendum) I cannot claim any membership of this “hashtag”. The percentage of voters in Norn Iron who voted REMAIN is 56 per cent. I was at a SDLP organised meeting at the Wellington … Continue reading

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Opposition?

Talking to rank and file members of SDLP over the past 48 hours, I get the impression that the Party would prefer to be in Opposition than in Government for this Assembly term. Some caveats…most of the people I have … Continue reading

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Profile: Foyle

Candidates: SDLP: Colum Eastwood. Mark H Durkan. Gerard Diver. Sinn Féin: Martin McGuinness. Raymond McCartney. Maeve McLaughlin. People Before Profit: Eamonn McCann. DUP: Gary Middleton. Conservative: Alan Dunlop. UUP: Julia Kee. Green: Mary Hassan. CISTA: John Lindsay. Alliance: Chris McCaw. … Continue reading

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UTV Election Debate

So the Big Debate with five Party Leaders…Arlene Foster (DUP), Mike Nesbitt (UUP) Martin McGuinness (Sinn Féin), David Ford (Alliance) and Colum Eastwood (SDLP). I enjoyed it despite it seeming very low-key. These Debates now seem to be part of … Continue reading

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