Category Archives: Nationalism

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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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

Posted in Catholic Church, Identity, IRA, Ireland, Irish History, Nationalism, Northern Ireland politics, Parades, Political History, Religion, Republicanism, Sinn Fein | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 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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Conservativism in Northern Ireland

Irwin Armstrong, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Region of the Conservative Party, has made a comment contribution to ‘About Northern Ireland Centre-Right (a static page on this blog).  I have republished his comment below with my reply. By Irwin Armstong … Continue reading

Posted in Basil McCrea, Conservative Party, Conservativism, David Cameron, General Election, Identity, Ideology, Irwin Armstrong, Nationalism, New Party, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Centre-Right, Northern Ireland politics, Stormont, Toxicity, UK Politics, Unionism, UUP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Newsletter misrepresents NILT Survey

The Newsletter is publishing a series of Articles in relation to a debate on the future of the Union.  I have not yet read all of the Articles.  Certainly, I will and I intend to give credit to anything which … Continue reading

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If Northern Ireland politicians played the Centre Right game with the Conservatives, the rewards could be enormous

At the moment, the UK has a budget deficit of around £150 billion a year.  The Coalition Government has embarked upon an austerity package which will see that deficit reduced to £20 billion over the next 5 years.   The National … Continue reading

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Orange and Green bigotry compared

In his Newsletter last Friday, Jim Fitzpatrick made an interesting comparison of the opposition by the Orange Order to a proposed visit by the Pope to Northern Ireland with Sinn Fein’s opposition to a proposed visit by the Queen. Highlighting … Continue reading

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