Tag Archives: Derry

Poster Boys & Girls…#37 Gary Middleton DUP

27th April. Derry City. Eastern side of Craigavon Bridge. Gary Middleton, DUP candidate for Foyle. Recently co-opted to the Assembly following the resignation of Maurice Devenney, who himself was co-opted last year for the retiring Assembly Speaker, Willie Hay. Hay … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#35 Julia Kee (UUP)

27th April. Abercorn Road, Derry. This poster of Julia Kee, UUP candidate for Foyle. I know nothing about her except she is described as a “community worker” on the UUP website.

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The Town I Love So Well

In recent days, I have been in East, South and North Belfast, Strangford, North Down, East Antrim, Lagan Valley and of course Upper Bann. My stately progress thru the northern constituencies began in Foyle (ie Derry City) two weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Taking The Derry Air

Just returned from a very pleasant few days in Derry..with a cross-county excursion into County Donegal. I like Derry. Effectively, it is a city made by SDLP. I make no apology for saying that. I rarely visited Derry in the … Continue reading

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Local Elections: Derry & Strabane

Effectively an amalgamation of five Derry DEAs and two Strabane DEAs. Overwhelmingly Nationalist. Results. SF 16. SDLP 10. Ind Rep 4. DUP 8. UUP 2. SDLP Perspective A very bad result for SDLP. A little local difficulty (an internal row) … Continue reading

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John Hume…The Only Statesman?

It is of course entirely right and proper that John Hume is honoured in Derry today. But the Twittersphere is unusually quiet about it all. I make no apology for saying that John Hume is just about the only Statesman … Continue reading

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RAF Recruitment Posters (Derry)

Typical that LetsGetAlongerists are getting all worked up about the SDLP successfully objecting to a Recruitment Poster for the British Air Force (“RAF”) in the Brandywell area of Derry. Fair play to the SDLP …they know Derry. I dont know … Continue reading

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Derry Stroke Derry

Whats in a name? “Doire”. “Derry”. “Londonderry”. Gerry Aderson of course was being ironic. Referencing “Derry Stroke Londonderry” to highlight the obsessionally nationalist and unionist sensitivities. Over a year ago, the term “Derry Londonderry” started to be used as a … Continue reading

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“Win A Weekend Break For Two In London”

During the week, I saw a competition in a local newspaper and the first prize was a weekend trip to London. Now you are probably thinking that this is something I might have seen every day of my life for … Continue reading

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For Those Of You Who Like Weddings

Strange thing….in Derry yesterday…I was taking some photographs in the Bogside and I saw a young woman in a wedding dress walk past the famous mural of Che Guevara. Nothing really unusual in that. My assumption was that she had … Continue reading

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