Tag Archives: David Ford MLA

Losing One Councillor Is Unfortunate…

For a political party to lose one councillor in one DEA is unfortunate. For a political party to lose two councillors in the same DEA looks downright careless. The party is the Alliance Party. These things happen of course. And it … Continue reading

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The New Executive

Well three weeks is certainly a long time in Norn Iron Politics. I was pretty disappointed as the results came thru. But today as the new Executive takes up office, I am actually quite happy. As it turns out, the … 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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Deal Or No Deal?

Well of course there IS a Deal. The only requirement is that DUP and Sinn Féin reach an agreement. The other Parties in the so-called “power-sharing” Executive saw the Agreement forty five minutes before Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness went … Continue reading

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Stormont Remembrance…Cunning Stunts

What would Bloggers do without Poppy Season? The annual commemoration of stories that define Norn Iron in all its crap-ness. So the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Remembrance and Silence. And the Hall at Stormont. … Continue reading

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The Great East Belfast Alliance Party Selection Controversy

i cant say that I have seen much about the Alliance Party and East Belfast on Slugger O’Toole. And yet Naomi Long is their favourite politician. interesting to note that Judith Cochrane MLA has decided not to seek re-selection. She … Continue reading

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“Spotlight”, “Nolan” and SDLP

At some point before the Leadership vote, I will have to blog on the contest between Alasdair McDonnell and Colum Eastwood….and just as important, other contests within SDLP. The conventional wiisdom is that divided parties do not do well. And … Continue reading

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