Tag Archives: EU Referendum

Join SDLP…If You’re Young Enough!

First of all, I am not necessarily recommending that any reader join the Party of which I am a supporter and member. Nor do I discourage it. They are a fine group of people. I am making a broader point. … Continue reading

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May And Loathsome

There is a lot of nonsense talked about life in 1950s and 1960s West Belfast. Nostalgia gives us a lot of clich├ęs…”close knit communities”, “people who were the salt of the earth”, “give you the shirts off their backs” and … 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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“Mock The Week” Or “Mock The Weak”?

American readers will be unfamiliar with the BBC panel show “Mock The Week”. It is a faux quiz chaired by Irish comedian, Dara O’Briain with two teams of three comedians who comment on the main news items of the week. … Continue reading

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From “Coronation Street” To “Brexit”

Did you know there has never been a black (West Indian or West African) family in Coronation Street? Thats a bit odd …after all Corrie is set in fictional Weatherfield (real life Salford)…although a Salford street with Ken Barlow, Emily … Continue reading

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Labour Pains

Makes you sick, doesnt it? The Tories are in a mess and on cue the British Labour Party get into a bigger mess. To some extent it is irrelevant that only 40 MPs back the Leader Jeremy Corbyn and 172 … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Norn Iron

Norn Iron voted REMAIN but as always it is complicated. DUP advised a LEAVE vote but the sensible people never really made much effort. DUP seemed happy in the knowledge that they could parade their British nationalism and they would … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Scotland

Scotland voted REMAIN. The SNP is the clear winner of this Referendum. Less than two years ago the Scots voted 55-45 to remain within the “United Kingdom”. A few weeks before that Referendum it looked that the result would be … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: England

Where do I start? Increasingly it looks like the leaders of the LEAVE campaign had no real intention of actually winning. It was maybe about three things. A chance for people to vent about Europe. And a battle for Leadership … Continue reading

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The Day Politics Rose From The Dead

You might recall that yesterday, I wrote a post “The Day Politics Died”. This was of course a very long typo. I am happy to confirm Politics is alive and well. I stayed up all night to see Politics assert … Continue reading

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