Tag Archives: Mark Durkan MP

The Party’s Over…..

Are we witnessing the death throes of the Social Democratic and Labour Party? I have never subscribed to the notion that SDLP has been finished for years. That’s just Sinn Féin talking themselves up and Slugger O’Toole talking up their … 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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Pat Ramsey MLA Retires

i have to say that I am personally sorry to hear that Pat Ramsey is standing down from the Assembly. A genuinely decent guy. SDLP man to the core. He will be a hard man to replace in part because … Continue reading

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“The Commons At It’s Best”?

Today will be one of those alleged great show-piece events in the (British) House of Commons. The political correspondents at BBC, ITN and Sky and the sketch-writers in the major newspapers are already dusting off the clichés …including the old … Continue reading

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The Town I Love So Well

In recent days, I have been in East, South and North Belfast, Strangford, North Down, East Antrim, Lagan Valley and of course Upper Bann. My stately progress thru the northern constituencies began in Foyle (ie Derry City) two weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#7 Mark Durkan (SDLP).

Derry City yesterday. Mark Durkan, outgoing SDLP MP for Foyle. This poster of Mark (a Manchester United supporter), who had a Q & A Session with young people yesterday is outside the Ulsterbus Station. The Guild Hall is in the background.

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Good News Week…For SDLP

So here is a welcome piece of News for SDLP. They are the political party that the electorate trusts most on “economic issues”. I wonder how many people actually took the full meaning of the question on board. It is … Continue reading

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