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Cutting public spending early now vindicated by OBR report

Yesterday, in the House of Commons, George Osborne provided an upbeat statement of Britain’s economic prospects following the publication of the latest Office for Budget Responsibility  (“OBR”) report.   The main findings of the report are (1) GDP growth for this … Continue reading

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Nick who?

A few weeks ago, Jeffrey Peel wrote a piece called “Yummy Mummies”  He observed how middle class conversations in Northern Ireland tended to exclude discussions about politics.  I have tried to engender an interest in politics towards my offspring.  In the case … 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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And thats for you, Mrs. Robinson

Not much has been said in the Northern Ireland blogasphere recently about Iris Robinson.  Perhaps that is because many regarded the General Election as the drawing of a line under the scandal back in January.   Two weeks ago, it was … Continue reading

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Two incompatible objectives

Ian Parsley was not expected to beat Lady Sylvia Hermon in North Down at the General election.  However, it was also expected that he and any other candidate who represented UCUNF would be standing as candidates in their respective constituencies … Continue reading

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The future will be NICER with a new Northern Ireland Centre-Right party

To those of you who might know me, I ran a blog called Tory Story NI. I started writing posts on that blog just after the announcement of the Conservative – UUP pact that was the UCUNF project. There were … Continue reading

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