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Meanwhile in Norn Iron…

So General Election. I am not tempted to say that this is eighteen different elections. At best it is maybe 50% elections and 50% coronations. The usual suspects…analysts and number crunchers on Slugger O’Toole will tell us that if these … Continue reading

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BREXIT Broke Britain But…

BREXIT broke Britain but… will it break the “United Kingdom”? In June 2016, I voted for the “UK” to leave the European Union. Actually, I voted in a perverse way for England to be expelled from the European Union. Many … Continue reading

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The Yanks Are Coming

Interesting to see Congressman Brendan Boyle from Philadelphia on Channel 4 News. He was concerned about the effects of Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement.   He is one of the rising stars in the Democratic Party. His brother is … Continue reading

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

…that the Good Friday Agreement was signed. 10th April 1998. It seems like yesterday but it is actually closer to one third of my life. Good Friday just happened to be the day that it was signed. There were intense … Continue reading

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(Cr)Ash Wednesday

So…the Talks have collapsed. The Blame Game begins. No matter what the public statements say, the real debate…the real rancour is within parties. Spokespersons who are put forward (like Simon Hamilton of DUP) are essentially safe pairs of hands. BREXIT … Continue reading

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Joint Authority Or Direct Rule?

It is strange that any upcoming election will focus on two rival Plan Bs rather than the alleged purpose…electing a power-sharing Executive for Norn Iron. The Good Friday Agreement is a failure. Whether it deserves to fail…thats a different question. … Continue reading

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Peace Without Dignity?

Yes I voted for the Good Friday Agreement in 1998…more than 90 per cent of nationalists did so and more than 50 per cent of unionists did so. It is a simple enough balance sheet. It ended violence. That is … Continue reading

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