Tag Archives: Mike Nesbitt MLA

Unionists: Reasons To Be Cheerful?

Short term….yes. Nigel Lutton did all he could do in Mid Ulster. Unionist “unity”  worked. But probably at the price of boxing itself into a ghetto…and we can all treat any talk of unionist outreach as risible. Indeed it was … Continue reading

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BBC Spotlight …Fair?

So on 7th March 2013, we have a bye election in Mid Ulster and BBC Spotlight stages a “Special”. And the five panelists are Mitchel McLaughlin (Sinn Féin), Mike Nesbitt (UUP), Arlene Foster (DUP), Steven Agnew (Green) and Bernadette McAliskey self … Continue reading

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And Then There Were…Fourteen…..Er Thirteen

Ooops…he did it again. Mike Nesbitt that is. Does he seriously think that he is doing a good job in leading the UUP? Does any member of the UUP think that? He is a disaster…..but lets be frank. One of … Continue reading

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TV Mike…But Seriously

When you’re the leader of a political party, it is not helpful to have a nickname like TV Mike. It implies Shallowness. It implies Charm without Substance. But I think that is unfair to Mike Nesbitt. So no cheap shots…this … Continue reading

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Toupe …Or Not Toupe?

A Sunday newspaper is suggesting that Mike Nesbitt (UUP Leader) has hair ……that is worth a second look. Certainly the next time I see him on the TV News, I will have a good look.  

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Flags:The Way Out

So …what exactly happens next? Well…the nationalist parties do not have to do anything. It’s not really a nationalist problem. Yet there are I think three distinct problems. The Unionists have a problem. The Flags vote is a defeat.And in … Continue reading

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Mike Nesbitt MLA

I saw him on TV tonight. Looked a bit like Jim Davidson was about to introduce “The Big Break”.

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Dr Jekyll And Mr Nesbitt

Some twenty five years ago Mike Nesbitt used to do the Saturday Sports results on BBC Norn Iron. His catchphrase seemed to be “Newry Olympic 3 Lisnagarvey 1” and I dont think anyone of us who heard him adequately read … Continue reading

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That Was The Week That Was

A bad week……but what exactly happened? Belfast City Council meet to debate the Big Flag…..the British one which flies over the City Hall. Belfast is no linger a unionist citadel. There are fifty councillors. Sinn Féin have sixteen. SDLP eight. … Continue reading

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