Tag Archives: Normal politics

Any notion the Government will change St. Andrews is “pie in the sky”

Over on Slugger, ‘Alan in Belfast’ has published his latest post on the UUP leadership race.  One issue which has been raised continually is what the candidates will do about the possibility of an MLA from Sinn Fein becoming First … Continue reading

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Tom Elliott will manage the UUP to their whimper

In the Guardian today, it is reported that Danny Kennedy, an ally of Tom Elliot, has stated that he wishes to retain ties with the Conservatives at Parliamentary level.  The model that he aspires to is similar to that which … Continue reading

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UUP leadership race – Nothing in it for the Conservatives

Well, at least we now have a contest for the leadership of the UUP.  I do not propose to go into the political differences between the two candidates.  Others will do a better job than me.  What is important to … Continue reading

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Conservative leadership still wants link with the UUP?

I don’t know whether or not I should be feeling depressed or excited.  Certainly, if there was no prospect of a new centre-right party in the offing, it would be the former.  Yesterday, the Newsletter reported: “Co-chair of the Conservative … Continue reading

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McNarry’s backward-looking politics

In response to last week’s articles on moving Northern Ireland politics forward, Senior UUP MLA  David McNarry has written a letter to the Belfast Telegraph.  Here are the central parts of what he has written: “To begin with, let me demolish … 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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Series of Articles appear in the Belfast Telegraph about bringing normal politics to Northern Ireland

Lat week, a series of articles appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on the initiative of David Gordon.  Mr. Gordon had invited writers from across the political and academic spectra in Northern Ireland to provide ideas as to how Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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