Tag Archives: UUP Leadership

John McCallister…SDLP Youth Conference

I am not usually a big fan of SDLP paying too much attention to “other voices”. At SDLP Annual Conference 2010, SDLP members were treated to a critique from (among others) Duncan Morrow, Rev Norman Hamilton and (God save us!) … Continue reading

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Picking A Winner On Slugger O’Toole-Stratagem

Good fantasy competition on Slugger O’Toole-Stratagem site………pick the winner in the UUP Leadership Race. In an effort to help I have joined the thread and picked Mike Nesbitt to win. The portents are not good. In November 2011, the Sluggerites … Continue reading

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Interesting Piece On Slugger-Stratagem Website

The peerless Mick Fealty has an interesting piece on Slugger O’Toole (partner of Stratagem which advises Rowntree which has given ¬£98,000 to the Alliance Party over the past few years) …..in which he compares and contrasts the very public nature … Continue reading

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McCallister, Kennedy…..Nesbitt?

Three nominations for Leader of the UUP. And most posts on the subject seem to involve the words “poisoned chalice”. Certainly the UUP¬†Assembly Party is not a happy ship and the wider membership are in near despair. For the record … Continue reading

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From Basil McIvor To Basil McCrea…

I have been watching “liberal unionism” for over forty years. And playing poker almost as long……….and I know a busted flush when I see one. When the cards are dealt, there is some Hope. But it all ends in Failure. … Continue reading

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So Farewell Then Tom Elliott

Tom Elliott, Leader of the UUP resigned tonight. He was elected to the position in the summer of 2010. Perhaps not surprisingly…….seemingly twenty per cent of the UUP voters who elected him were from his Fermanagh-South Tyrone constituency. Elliott is … Continue reading

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