Tag Archives: Normal politics

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

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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

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David Cameron ‘offered’ merger with UUP during party conference

Northern Ireland Conservatives have been wondering, throughout the summer, why there has been no proper direction from the Party leadership about the direction in which they want to take the party. In this week’s Impartial Reporter, it has been revealed … 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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UUP leadership election could become an evolutionary link to normal politics

The path leading to a political party which is non-sectarian, Northern Ireland centred and neutral on the position of the Union is full of stepping stones.   Those stones are neither in a straight line nor at the same stepping distance.  … Continue reading

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