Tag Archives: PUP

Assembly Election 2017: East 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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Poster Boys & Girls: #13 Sophie Long (PUP)

Sophie Long: Upper Bann. This poster is located at High Steet, Lurgan. The PUP (Progressive Unionist Party) is seen as the voice of the UVF. The irony is that PUP (previous leaders include David Ervine and Dawn Purves) sees itself … Continue reading

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Inflatable Rats…Old Belfast…New Belfast

I was watching Sky News at midnight last night. The lead story was that the British Government was going to do “something” about intimidation of directors of the Grangemouth Oil Refinery by trade unionists. It is said that members of … Continue reading

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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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Belfast Meets Rock Ridge

Watching the “stream” from Belfast Council last night……I could not quite put my finger on who those assorted unionist councillors reminded me of………surely it is that Town hall meeting in the movie Blazing Saddles. Gabby Johnson, Van Johnson, Howard Johnson … Continue reading

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The Day That I joined The SDLP…They Stopped Listening To Me

I like Dawn Purvis. I have met her twice now and found her extremely pleasant. Some might regard her previous membership of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) as baggage…because of its perceived links to the UVF. The real point is … Continue reading

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