Tag Archives: Westminster 2015

The Great Debate…How Was It For You?

The Great Debate…the seven leaders of major political parties in England, Scotland and Wales…ahead of the Westminster Election. Confirming the fact that Norn Iron is a semi-detached part of the DisUnited Kingdom, no Party gives a tinkers curse about Norn … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#1 Gerry Kelly (Sinn Féin)

So the Westminster Election 2015 gets underway and with it the Election posters. This one is Gerry Kelly MLA (Sinn Féin, North Belfast). It is on the Antrim Road, in the New Lodge area. It was taken last Thirsday. This … Continue reading

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I Beg Your (Royal) Pardon

So Gerry Kelly MLA is the proud owner of a “Royal Pardon”. Who knew? Who guessed? If he is “proud” of his pardon, he has been remarkably modest about it. In fact he never mentioned it. It just turned up … Continue reading

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Taking Voters For Granted

Austin Mitchell MP . I nearly typed “Austin Mitchell MP is a strange fish”, which would have been an accidental pun…and a very bad pun….because he is Labour MP for Great Grimsby, a fishing port. now in his late 70s, … Continue reading

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SDLP Youth: The Hour Has Come

Anyone of my readers who has watched a nine year old son or daughter play for the local GAA Club Under 10 team, will be familiar with the pattern. The nine year old becomes eleven in the Under 12s, thirteen … Continue reading

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SDLP Selection Convention: Newry-Armagh

Armagh City Hotel. Crowded hall which is maybe surprising for a Convention to ratify the single nominee. It was so to speak, an “open invite”. Attendees from several branches, not in the constituency. Margaret Ritchie MP in the Chair. Justin … Continue reading

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This “Dis-United” Kingdom General Election

Four months to go to the British General Election and the only certainty is the uncertainty. The 2010 Election produced a strange result…a hung parliament. Arguably the worst possible result if you care about cohesion within the “United Kingdom”. If, … Continue reading

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