Tag Archives: Edwin Poots MLA

Profile: Lagan Valley

The Candidates: DUP: Edwin Poots. Paul Givan. Jonathan Craig. Barbara Hale. UUP: Jenny Palmer. Robbie Butler. TUV: Lyle Rea UKIP: Brian Higginson. Conservative: Jack Irwin. Democracy First: Frazer McCammond. NILRC: Peter Dynes. Green: Dan Barros-O’Neill Alliance: Trevor Lunn. SDLP: Pat … 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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Wells Far Gone

So farewell Jim Wells. Last week, speaking as the DUP candidate for South Down, he made some comments at a hustings event. His view that children with parents in a gay relationship are more likely to be abused or neglected … Continue reading

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Edwin, Mairtín And …Jim…And Peter Robinson!

Congratulations if you are old enough to know that the headline is a tip of the hat to “Abraham, Martin and John” and Smokey Robinson. So just to be clear…Edwin is Edwin Poots, DUP MLA for Lagan Valley and until … Continue reading

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SDLP And Health

About ten days ago, a family friend and young mother took her 2year old child to the Accident and Emergency Department in a major hospital. The child had injured an arm and the young mother needed re-assurance that there was … Continue reading

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Drugs…Nobody Knows Nothin’

Titanic Centre, Justin Bieber at MTV Awards, Derry “City of Culture”, Rory McIlroy, G8 Summit…amid all the relentless good news stories being churned out by the compliant journalists in Norn Iron, there are occasional reminders that it is all a … Continue reading

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“Hope I Die Before I Get Old”

As The Who put it nearly fifty years ago. My mother was in an old peoples home. She hated it. She referred to it as the ” Work House” . She died aged 90 in 2003. Depressing days as we … Continue reading

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