Category Archives: Northern Ireland

Working together

What a speech! Well, I would say that wouldn’t I? There is no way that a neutral would not have been moved by it. It had a powerful theme running through it. It had vibrancy. It was passionate. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Party, Conservative Party Conference, Conservativism, David Cameron, Economy, Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland politics, Owen Paterson, Republic of Ireland, Sinn Fein, Stormont | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Threat of legal action over cuts highlights need for a seperate NI Centre Right Party

A Government with no parliamentary representation in Northern Ireland may look as though it has nothing to lose politically if it implements policies that people here will not like – such as cutting the presently scheduled financial provision for the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Centre-Right, Northern Ireland economy, Northern Ireland politics, Owen Paterson, Peter Robinson, Scottish Conservative Party, St. Andrews Agreement, Stormont, UK Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labour petition to fight elections in Northern Ireland

Over on the East Belfast Diary, Jenny Muir has posted a request for people to sign a petition requiring Labour Candidates to stand in Northern Ireland.  At present, the Labour Party does not allow members to stand.  I have signed … Continue reading

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An Orangeman could attract Catholic votes if ……

During and after the UUP leadership election campaign, there was plenty of media focus upon the implications of Tom Elliott’s membership of the Orange Order.  In my last post, I highlighted an article by Liam Clarke.  Clarke suggested that Elliott should be … Continue reading

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It is time we all got behind Sammy

Anybody who knows me is well aware that I am no fan of DUP politicians.  However, sometimes, some of them deserve support.  One such politician is Sammy Wilson, a politician that I criticised when he was Environmental Minister. Since his … Continue reading

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Any notion the Government will change St. Andrews is “pie in the sky”

Over on Slugger, ‘Alan in Belfast’ has published his latest post on the UUP leadership race.  One issue which has been raised continually is what the candidates will do about the possibility of an MLA from Sinn Fein becoming First … Continue reading

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Conservative leadership still wants link with the UUP?

I don’t know whether or not I should be feeling depressed or excited.  Certainly, if there was no prospect of a new centre-right party in the offing, it would be the former.  Yesterday, the Newsletter reported: “Co-chair of the Conservative … Continue reading

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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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Northern Ireland Property market continues its freefall

Northern Ireland’s price freefall continued during the last quarter.  The average price of a home in Northern Ireland in the last quarter was £128,846.  That is the lowest since the end of the first quarter of 2006 when the average … Continue reading

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Summary of Belfast Telegraph Articles on changing Northern Ireland politics

Last Week’s series of articles in the Belfast Telegraph made very interesting reading.  I have digested what was written and attempted to put some sort of view, on the basis of commonality between the Articles, on what might happen going … Continue reading

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