Author Archives: Seymour

A large ray of light about to be shone on the Iraq war?

Tony Blair is under fire, yet again, over the Iraq war. This time, the focus is on the legality of the war. In the course of the Iraq Inquiry headed by Sir John Chilcott, currently taking place, Lord Goldsmith, the … Continue reading

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Munster crash out of the Heineken Cup – Ulster go marching on

The weekend’s news sent shockwaves across Ireland. No, it was not Brian Cowan’s meeting with his parliamentary party, although that story is still rather spicy.  It was the demise of Munster and the rise of Ulster.  For the first time … Continue reading

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Opinion polls – ignore them until 2013 if you can

I don’t like talking about opinion polls just after a general election. Unfortunately, the media stuffs them into one’s face. This has been particularly so during the recent Oldham and Saddleworth by-election, which Labour won. I treated that result with … Continue reading

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Ian Parsley on the resignation of the two Harries as the UUP reels from more defections

Ian Parsley has written two posts in relation to the recent defections from the UUP. The latest was about Harry Hamilton. Both are worth a read. However, the first one, following the resignation of Harry Dunlop to the UUP slices … Continue reading

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Sein Fein parades itself

In the Newsletter and in my local papers, it was reported that a parade, which took place in Fermanagh on New Years Day, was illegal. The parade was said to be illegal because no request had been made to the … 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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Northern Ireland can save Companies from leaving the UK with low Corporation Tax

All over Britain, there are stories of Companies becoming impatient with the UK tax regime and looking to relocate elsewhere. The Treasury is well aware of this and overtures of better times ahead have been made to the business community. … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Party, Corporation tax, Economy, Euro, George Osborne, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Centre-Right, Northern Ireland economy, Northern Ireland politics, Owen Paterson, Republic of Ireland, Stormont, UK Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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