Tag Archives: General Election

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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Why the Conservatives will always be regarded in a poor light for direct political involvement in Northern Ireland

One of the criticisms made of the Conservative Party has been that having a party political interest in Northern Ireland prevents them from dealing with Northern Ireland in a “neutral” manner.  Shortly after the announcement of the pact with the … Continue reading

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Labour’s Litany of failure

Mike Yarwood is one of my lifetime favourite stand-up comedians.   I used to enjoy, particularly, his impression of Harold Wilson.  He would start off with his Wilsonian narrowing of the eyes and take the pipe out of his mouth “We … Continue reading

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Never mind who collects the taxes. It is how much you pay and what the money gets spent on that counts

Chekov’s latest post on his blog on the state of Unionism following the general election contains analysis that I would hardly disagree with.  He has not yet written any direct comment on the campaign for a new, tribally neutral, centre-right … 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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