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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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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Sinn Fein’s sectarianism in Education

It is some time since I wrote a post exclusively in relation to Education in Northern Ireland.    Although nothing is ‘cast in stone,’ it is unlikely that a future Northern Ireland Centre Right party will depart from the current … Continue reading

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A reason why the UUP and the SDLP should leave the Executive and go into full opposition

For the best part of today, we will learn about the scale of spending cuts and tax rises, which are necessary to reduce the size of the UK budget deficit.  Perhaps we should reasonably confident that this Government will at … Continue reading

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