Tag Archives: Flegs

Twelfth July…Know Your Flags

Those Orange Order types certainly love their flags….not just their own. One of the interesting things about sixty odd years of observing Twelfth July is how more and more flags have been adopted. Dr Dominic Bryan at QUB could write … Continue reading

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Politics, Protest….Social Media

Politics and the Influence of Social Media. I am not convinced by the claims that Social Media have a significant effect on Norn Iron politics. Or at least, I was not convinced until Twitter, Facebook and YouTube posts appeared which … Continue reading

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Haassta La Vista Baby!

So farewell then Dr Richard Haass. And his charming assistant, Professor Meghan O’Sullivan. As I write this…almost 1pm on 23rd December there is no agreement on “Flags, Parades and The Past”. Two questions. Was there ever likely to be one … Continue reading

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New Fleg?

You can never have enough Flegs. Especially in Bonfire Season. So a new Fleg for Norn Iron.? I suspect it will be designed by a Protestant Boy and a Catholic Girl from an Integrated Education-type School. Alternatively it might be … Continue reading

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Naomi Long: 2015 Election

Can naomi Long hold East Belfast? Mick Fealty tweets wondering whether it will be more difficult than generally assumed for the DUP to take back the East Belfast seat from Naomi Long. (Westminster). Mick is right but so long as … Continue reading

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Platform For Change: Haass Talks

Platform For Change. A meeting to discuss the Haass Talks. Always worrying to see middle-aged men in Lycra. Its funny how poor people ride bicycles thru necessity and middle-class people ride bicycles as some kinda statement. The usual suspects from … Continue reading

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Civil Disobedience Is Not Always Illegal

Here is a thought. The Orange Order is calling for protests up to and including Civil Disobedience so that they can get up the Crumlin Road in Belfast. There has been much comment that this is illegal. I’m not so … Continue reading

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