Tag Archives: Labour Party

Chuka Can! Chuka Can’t! Chuka Cant!

One of the things about being old is that I have seen a few politicians who were tipped for the top…and failed miserably. Michael Heseltine. David Miliband. Conall McDevitt. And Chuka Unumma. I suppose he could say that he is … Continue reading

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Sajid Javid Can Strip Sajid Javid Of British Citizenship

I don’t like Sajid Javid, the British Home Secretary. There are many reasons but if I say that thirty years ago, he was a teenage fan of Margaret Thatcher, then you probably don’t need any more information. But there is … Continue reading

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Taking Voters For Granted

Austin Mitchell MP . I nearly typed “Austin Mitchell MP is a strange fish”, which would have been an accidental pun…and a very bad pun….because he is Labour MP for Great Grimsby, a fishing port. now in his late 70s, … Continue reading

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Meath East

Yesterday’s by-election. Fine Gael held on to the seat. Low turn out which causes the political overclass “too posh to voteTompkins think that None of the Above or Apathy won. Alas it was Fine Gael…the Blueshirts. You couldn’t love them … Continue reading

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Local Elections (England & Wales)

There is something almost ritualistic about local elections for Councils in England and Wales. Held every May, a proportion of council seats are up for grabs. The number of people voting is actually quite small (seemingly 32% yesterday). Labour do … Continue reading

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Minister Joan Burton

I have never been a big fan of Labour Minister Joan Burton. Frankly I am not a big fan of the Irish Labour Party. They rarely take an interest in the North…..and too many like Eamonn Gilmore and Pat Rabitte … Continue reading

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Bertie Ahern…A Bit Of A Chancer?

The Mahon Report which was published earlier this week did NOT determine that Bertie Ahern, the former Taoiseach was corrupt. It merely noted that as Minister for Finance he did not have a bank account of his own……which is to … Continue reading

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“Labour in Norn Iron” Conference

Having some time on my hands on Saturday, I went along to the “Labour Party in Norn Iron” Conference. This is best described as a group of fantasists who want …….indeed insist…..that the British Labour Party organises here. Despite feeble … Continue reading

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The Labour Party in Norn Iron…God Love Them.

The Labour Party in Norn Iron……they havent gone away you know. They are holding their annual conference (no seriously dont laugh!) in a South Belfast hotel tomorrow. For years the British Labour Party never organised in Norn Iron. The Party’s … Continue reading

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