Tag Archives: Tony Blair

Chuka Can! Chuka Can’t! Chuka Cant!

One of the things about being old is that I have seen a few politicians who were tipped for the top…and failed miserably. Michael Heseltine. David Miliband. Conall McDevitt. And Chuka Unumma. I suppose he could say that he is … Continue reading

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

…that the Good Friday Agreement was signed. 10th April 1998. It seems like yesterday but it is actually closer to one third of my life. Good Friday just happened to be the day that it was signed. There were intense … Continue reading

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So Farewell Then Tristram Hunt

You are probably as devastated as I am to learn that Tristram Hunt, Labour MP for Stoke Central has resigned to become Curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Apparently the appointment had to be rubber-stamped by Theresa May which … Continue reading

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Labour Pains

Makes you sick, doesnt it? The Tories are in a mess and on cue the British Labour Party get into a bigger mess. To some extent it is irrelevant that only 40 MPs back the Leader Jeremy Corbyn and 172 … Continue reading

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Major and Blair Come To Visit

The worst aspect of the EU Referendum is that the simple IN/OUT choice means unlikely bedfellows and indirectly supporting some truly awful people. A “Leaver” may not enjoy being grouped with Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Nigel Farage and Kate Hoey. … Continue reading

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Embarrassing Bodies

You have all seen THAT photograph…Donald Trump and Gerry Adams at a Sinn Féin fundraiser in New York City. It is hard to know which of the great men is more embarrassed…but I dont think the photograph will be on … Continue reading

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Miliband, Corbyn And Bonnie Prince Charlie

I have to admit I barely watched TV in the aftermath of the the British Labour Party’s disaster at the British General Election in May. Indeed I was in the Kings Hall in Belfast until 4am and had hardly any … Continue reading

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