Tag Archives: Orange Order

Bigotry in Britain and Northern Ireland

There is a lot of  political news at the moment and I am trying to catch my breath – the resignation of Alan Johnson, Shadow Chancellor and the announcement of a General Election in the Republic of Ireland.   As I … Continue reading

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The future is bright but it certainly isn’t Orange

The Orange Order is back in the news again, following the announcement that it has a new Grand Master, Mr. Edward Stevenson. A typical Nationalist reaction to such news was “there goes the new head-honcho bigot” We all need to … Continue reading

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NI Centre Right Campaign strengthened by events of the last week

Child abuse comes in many forms. Nearly all child abuse falls into one of three categories: neglect, physical harm and emotional abuse. All forms of abuse by a parent or carer involve some form of emotional abuse. Not all child … 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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Orange and Green bigotry compared

In his Newsletter last Friday, Jim Fitzpatrick made an interesting comparison of the opposition by the Orange Order to a proposed visit by the Pope to Northern Ireland with Sinn Fein’s opposition to a proposed visit by the Queen. Highlighting … Continue reading

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Tom Elliot to stand for UUP leadership

Over on Slugger, it has been announced that Tom Elliot intends to stand for leadership of the UUP.   He is portrayed as a strong contender for the leadership.  From all that I have read and learned about Tome Elliot, he … Continue reading

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