Tag Archives: Centre-Right

Congratulations to Enda Kenny

Whilst I have followed the Irish General Election in detail, I have thus far avoided commenting upon it.  The result was never in doubt.  Only the exact distribution of seats.   With the Election now over, it is time to congratulate … Continue reading

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If the UUP dont like that, they can do their worst

Mark Cosgrove, UUP treasurer, has written a comment accusing me of lying, in relation to my previous post setting out the UUP’s failure to pay £50,000 into a joint fund. My source did not come out of “thin air.”  I will not mention … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Conservative Party, Conservativism, Euro, Europe, General Election, George Osborne, Identity, Ideology, Labour Party, Nationalism, Northern Ireland politics, Scotland, Scottish Conservative Party, UK Constitution, UK Politics, UKIP, Unionism, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Scottish Conservatives will not be separated from the main party in the near future.

As reported in the Scotsman today, the review by the committee, headed by Lord Sanderson, on the failure by the Conservative Party, to achieve electoral success in Scotland at the general election, has now been published.  The report will be … Continue reading

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2010 – A Space Odeyssy

For the second time I have broken cover from my self-imposed blogging moratorium.  It is, however, something which touches and concerns the future direction of Conservativism in Northern Ireland.   On October 19th, Eamon Mallie wrote a post on Slugger O’Toole … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Party, Ian Parsley, New Party, Northern Ireland Centre-Right, Northern Ireland politics, Paula Bradshaw, Tom Elliott, UUP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Robinson is moving the DUP towards becoming a moderate party

Following my last announcement that I would be resting from blogging for a while, a story by the BBC has just caught my eye.  Now it goes without saying that I can not resist reading the political rune sticks. It is … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Centre Right campaign

It is now nearly 5 months since I launched the Northern Ireland Centre Right Campaign.  In that time, I have written 60 posts.  By now, practically all of the arguments that I am ever likely to make in support of … 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

Does the Conservative Party have an Ideology?

I have not made up my mind about whether the election of Ed Milliband as Labour leader was a good or a bad development for the Conservative Party.  Most of the Newspaper journalists seem to think it was a good … 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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