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If It’s The Fourteenth…It Must Be The Thirteenth.

So welcome to Monday 14th July 2014. Or as we call it here the Thirteenth. The Twelfth is really a three day event. The Eleventh Night Bonfires, the Twelfth Parades….and the Thirteeth is the big day for the Royal Black … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want To Appear Cynical But…

So the Twelfth went well. No Violence. And people including Gerry Kelly MLA (Sinn Fein) and Alban Magennis MLA (SDLP), the Chief Constable of PSNI, and Duncan Morrow take to the airways and Twitter to congratulate everybody concerned. Even Niall … Continue reading

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The Morning After The Night Before

It seems to me that the Eleventh is the New Twelfth. Forty years ago, we used to sit in a front bedroom of our house in the Upper Springfield Road in West Belfast. After midnight, we had a view across … Continue reading

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Mike Nesbitt

Mike Nesbitt MLA, Leader of the UUP is probably the politician I understand least. Some thirty years ago, he seemed a harmless enough young man who presented the Sports Results on a Saturday evening on BBC Norn Iron. The most … Continue reading

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I Have Decided To Join The Alliance Party

What can I say? Its one of those U-turns for which I am famous. The news today that Duncan Morrow has announced his candidacy for Alliance in the Botanic DEA has stirred me into action. Duncan is a member of … Continue reading

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Congratulations Peter Osborne

The Czar of Russia would like to send best wishes to Peter Osborne, the new Chair of the Community Relations Commission…a Quango Until last month Peter was Chair of the Parades Commission…a Quango. We are indeed lucky that Peter has … Continue reading

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So Farewell Then Glyn Roberts

Well that didnt last long. Just ten days after being appointed to the Parades Commission…salary £22,000 per annum…Glyn Roberts, the Chief Executive of the Independent Retailers Federation has resigned from the Commission. Why? There was some speculation (this Blog passim) … Continue reading

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