Tag Archives: Conservativism

Why regional identity is a much bigger problem for the Conservatives than Labour

We tend to think that within the UK, it is only Northern Ireland which has identity politics. Putting that conventional thought another way, Northern Ireland’s politics would be identity politics along a Unionist / Nationalist axis, whilst the rest of … Continue reading

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What next for NI Centre Right?

For better or for worse, the Northern Ireland Conservatives have given up their rebellion against CCHQ. They claim to have a package of support from CCHQ which (a) Apparently increases their internal influence (b) Apparently allows them to put up … Continue reading

Posted in Alliance Party, Assembly Elections, Conservative Party, Conservativism, DUP, Iris Robinson, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland politics, Pluralism, Scotland, UK Politics, Unionism, UUP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Conservatives prepare for UUP failure but they might still be hedging

At long last, agreement has finally been reached between the Northern Ireland Regional Conservatives and the Conservative leadership on a strategy for promoting Conservativism into the future. The Party has issued the following announcement copied by email to the membership: … Continue reading

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Conservatives entitled to be proud of the Anglo-Irish Agreement

A little over two months ago marked the passing of the 25th Anniversary of the Anglo-Irish Agreement. The anniversary resulted in posts by Brian Walker of Slugger O’Toole and by and other articles by Newspaper journalists across Ireland. One of … Continue reading

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The future is bright but it certainly isn’t Orange

The Orange Order is back in the news again, following the announcement that it has a new Grand Master, Mr. Edward Stevenson. A typical Nationalist reaction to such news was “there goes the new head-honcho bigot” We all need to … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Party, Conservativism, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Centre-Right, Northern Ireland politics, Orange Order, Pluralism, Tom Elliott, Unionism, UUP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

CCHQ continue to leave Northern Ireland Conservatives out in the cold

Firstly, I would like to wish everybody who follows this blog a warm and happy new year. I have noticed that political bloggers, from time to time, write posts about sport without there being any political context. I am a … Continue reading

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The powerful thoughts of a Scottish Tory may shed some light on the Northern Ireland problem

No Conservative needs to be reminded that the Conservative Party has a problem with Scotland. Since before the General Election, I have followed what bloggers and politicians have been saying about the causes of the problem and what to do … Continue reading

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