Tag Archives: unionism

DUP Are “Toxic”

The British General Election is a very odd thing. It has none of the old certainties. Nothing is straightforward in 2015. It is not just about 650 seats and a handful on the “celtic fringe”. It is about 650 different … Continue reading

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Parity Of Esteem…Gotcha!!!

If Sinn Féin are on poor ground, when they name a childrens play park for an IRA Volunteer, they are on much better ground in the new Mid Ulster Council when they introduce a measure that means the British Poppy … Continue reading

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CSI Belfast

CSI Belfast….is nothing to do with CSI Las Vegas, CSI Miami or CSI New York. This is Cohesion, Sharing and Integration which should be a strategy for doing something about bringing the people of Norn Iron closer together. To tell … Continue reading

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Matryoshka Dolls And Unionism

Wearing my other hat as Conspiracy Theorist, I have decided to explain Unionism by reference to Matryoshka/Babushka Dolls…and your spelling is probably better than mine because I am too lazy to look up Wikipedia. This set was bought by me … Continue reading

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Wanted: One Catholic…No Experience Necessary

There is just one thing missing from Peter Robinson’s retro-1960s Outreach to Catholics…….a Catholic. No Unionist Outreach is complete without a Catholic. Back in the 1960s, the Chairman of QUB Unionist association was a Catholic called Louis Boyle. Although occasionally … Continue reading

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Take It Down From The Mast

So First Minister Robinson….apart from all that unpleasantness at the City Hall…how is your outreach to Catholics going? I watched the council debate on a “stream” and I actually enjoyed it. The UUP looked right out of touch. Jim Rodgers, … Continue reading

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“Our Two Great Countries”????

Conall McDevitt made an interesting aside yesterday referring to “our two great countries” by which he meant Ireland and Britain. A slightly unusual but probably welcome form of words. As the American Election Campaign gets into full swing, we will … Continue reading

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