Tag Archives: Colum Eastwood MLA

John Hume: The Funeral & “People Like Us”

First off, at the request of my wife, I deleted the post I wrote on Monday. She thought it contained too many personal references, including an anecdote that we have enjoyed for nearly forty years. I see her point. So … 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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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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SDLP: Leave Everyone Behind?

Over the last two days, I have written about Sinn Féin…how seemingly difficult it is to join and how they use patronage to keep everyone onside…and quite a few people on the (perhaps mythical) average industrial wage. As far as … Continue reading

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So Euros…How Was It For You?

The Euro Campaign is over. I have not blogged much. Too busy on Slugger with the usual regiment of Sinn Féin bots and Alliance Party trolls. I have been in Coalisland, Dungannon, Carrickfergus and spent a few hours in Derry yesterday … Continue reading

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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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