Tag Archives: Conservative Party of Northern Ireland

McGuinness Invitation: Conservatives must not be distracted by history

Most jokes offend some person or group.  That is because most of them involve some kind of prejudice or man’s inhumanity to man.  I enjoy most jokes.  I also completely understand that they are offensive to people who would identify … 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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No longer a unionist party but still a party of the Union?

The Northern Ireland Conservative Party AGM and the East Belfast Conservative Association Barbecue, both held over the weekend, were an opportunity for me to assess the temperature of the Conservative Party in terms of evolution towards a non-designated centre-right party. … Continue reading

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There will be no new pact between the Conservatives and the UUP

Yesterday I attended the AGM of the Northern Ireland Conservative Party.  Firstly, I express my wishes for the best that can be achieved to Irwin Armstrong, the newly elected Chairman and the other newly elected members of the Committee. When … Continue reading

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Toxicity and the anti-identity

Since I launched the campaign for a new centre-right party two weeks ago, I have highlighted, in a number of posts, the problem of toxicity.  The Toxicity of the Conservative Brand in Scotland is most certainly related to past policy … Continue reading

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Toxic Conservative Party and David Cameron’s Bloody Sunday apology

Earlier today, I was at the High Court in Belfast representing a client.  For the purpose of this post, I will use the pseudonym Eamon as if it was his real name.  After the hearing, we paid a visit to … Continue reading

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Comparing Conservative Problems in Scotland with Northern Ireland

The campaign that I have launched for an independent centre-right party in Northern Ireland is running in parallel to a campaign for a similar scenario in relation to the Scottish Conservative Party.  Each campaign has been launched in the wake of electoral … Continue reading

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The only way forward to achieve normal politics in Northern Ireland

Last week, Owen Polley wrote an article in the Belfast Telegraph entitled “The Old baggage that came with the New Force must go.” In the article, he discussed options for the Conservative Party, including my proposal for a new non-designated … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Northern Ireland Labour Party

The idea of having a political party which is neutral on Northern Ireland’s sovereignty is not a new one.  The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland moved from a position of being a non-sectarian unionist party to one of being neutral … 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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