Tag Archives: North Belfast

Pension For Troubles “Combatants”

I tried to post this on Slugger O’Toole an hour ago. Seems a shame not to publish it. The nature of posting on Slugger (his gaffe, his rules) and Czar (my gaffe, my rules) is that I am somewhat more … Continue reading

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“We All Live In A Yellow Submarine”

Watching Steve Aiken, new Leader of the UUP interviewed by Mark Caurruthers was “car crash” television. Easily the worst interview I have ever seen. He is in the job less than a week and I suppose we should allow for … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017: North Belfast

The key difference between Assembly 2016 and Assembly 2017 is that only five MLAs will be elected from each constituncy. For at least eighteen MLAs and their staff, this election has come four years too early. The percentage of votes … Continue reading

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Profile: North Belfast

Candidates: DUP: Nelson McCausland. Paula Bradley. WIlliam Humphrey. UUP: Rev Lesley Carroll. Sinn Féin: Caral Ni Chuilín. Gerry Kelly. SDLP: Nichola Mallon. Workers Party: Gemma Weir. TUV: John Miller. Green: Malachai O’Hara. UKIP: Kenneth Boyle. PBP: Fiona Ferguson. PUP: Billy … Continue reading

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A Nervous Week In SDLP

Again I emphasise that I am not a delegate at next weekend’s SDLP Conference. And I therefore do not have a vote…as instructed by my local branch. And again, I emphasise that I do not intend to be in Armagh … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#27 Paula Bradley MLA

Paula Bradley is one of three DUP MLAs in North Belfast. Nelson McCausland and William Humphreys have higher profiles. It might be difficult for DUP to retain all three seats against a challenge from a revived UUP. There is even … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#26 David Ford MLA

Carnmoney Road, Glengormley and just a few metres from the SDLP South Antrim Constituency Office…the office of Alliance Party Leader, David Ford MLA for South Antrim and gerrymandered Minister for (In)Justice in the Executive. It is on the boundary of North … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: North Belfast

The Results: North Belfast was nasty on so many levels. An Electoral Pact between DUP and UUP to bolster Nigel Dodds in a seat that the DUP was concerned would be lost to unionism. Indeed there was a second and … Continue reading

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How Would Henry Joy McCracken Vote?

Sinn Féin now circulating this election leaflet in North Belfast. The most famous (albeit deceased ) resident of North Belfast is Henry Joy McCracken, hanged for his role as Leader of the 1798 Rebellion and now interred in Clifton Street … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#6 Alban Maginness (SDLP)

Saturday 4th April 2015. Glengormley. Thanks to my (free travel) Translink Pass…a bus ride from Belfast for a walk around Glengormley. Quite a surprise to see so many SDLP posters for North Belfast candidate, Alban Maginness. Beginning (amusingly) at Clifton … Continue reading

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