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Sinn Fein: Reasons To Be Cheerful?

First of all congratulations to Francie Molloy….MP. It was a bye election in a safe seat. He dropped 4,000 votes and lost 5% of the Sinn Fein vote share. He was undoubtedly helped by the fact that it is First … Continue reading

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Alliance Party: Reassuringly Crap

David Ford said last night that the story of the night would be the Alliance Partys performance. I am happy to point out that the story was that they were awful. No sympathy. No liberal unionists. No Catholic unicorns. No … Continue reading

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Mid Ulster: Result

Always inevitable that nationalists would rally behind Francie Molloy and Sinn Fein. a single unionist candidate guaranteed that. Francie Molloy….Sinn Fein.  17,462 …..46.9%…..a comfortable victory but a drop of over 5% but he is no Martin McGuinness. Nigel Lutton…..Unionist. 12,789…….34.4%……a … Continue reading

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Mid Ulster: Preview

As the polls close in Mid Ulster, a few comments. Iit should be a comfortable win for Sinn Fein. The emergence of a single unionist candidate sealed Francie Molloys victory as “comfortable” as however unlikely a unionist victory, it hgal … Continue reading

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Mid Ulster: Reassuringly A Long Way From Holywood

Well no….that’s not actually what it said on Slugger O’Toole. Mid Ulster is reassuringly predictable and therefore of little interest to people…the Metrotextuals in South Belfast, East Belfast and North Down. Few …if any members of Platform for Change in … Continue reading

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Not So Smart Alex!

A MLA should never have a photograph taken which will be a hostage to Fortune. And I have a feeling that the pic of Alex Attwood in that Norn Iron shirt will come back to haunt him. Has the Minister … Continue reading

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Patsy McGlone

I am pleased to see that Patsy McGlone has been selected to be SDLP candidate for the Mid Ulster bye-election. Excellent choice. Excellent candidate. I hold Patsy in the highest esteem. I will hopefully be in Cookstown, Magerafelt and Coalisland … Continue reading

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“No…I Am The Steward of the Manor of Northstead”

I am entirely neutral on the issue of “abstention” at Westminster. I voted Sinn Féin from 1993-2009 so it would hardly have bothered me if the Sinn Féin candidate had won and refused to take his/her seat. And I have … Continue reading

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Mid Ulster

So Martin McGuinness has resigned his Westminster seat. And there will be a bye-election in Mid Ulster. It is of course pathetic that Slugger O’Toole should focus on the total irrelevance that Westminster seats are resigned by applying for a … Continue reading

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Mid Ulster: Francie Molloy

The news that Sinn Féin have selected Francie Molloy to contest the Mid Ulster election has surprised me …….and yet it shouldn’t. He was the only nominee. I had assumed that the successor to Martin McGuinness would be Ian Milne, … Continue reading

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