Tag Archives: Political History

Opinion polls – ignore them until 2013 if you can

I don’t like talking about opinion polls just after a general election. Unfortunately, the media stuffs them into one’s face. This has been particularly so during the recent Oldham and Saddleworth by-election, which Labour won. I treated that result with … Continue reading

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Sein Fein parades itself

In the Newsletter and in my local papers, it was reported that a parade, which took place in Fermanagh on New Years Day, was illegal. The parade was said to be illegal because no request had been made to the … Continue reading

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Conservatives entitled to be proud of the Anglo-Irish Agreement

A little over two months ago marked the passing of the 25th Anniversary of the Anglo-Irish Agreement. The anniversary resulted in posts by Brian Walker of Slugger O’Toole and by and other articles by Newspaper journalists across Ireland. One of … 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

Posted in Conservative Party, Conservativism, DUP, General Election, Good Friday Agreement, New Party, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Centre-Right, Northern Ireland economy, Northern Ireland politics, Orange Order, Political History, Stormont, UK Politics, Unionism, UUP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Democracy, Constitution and Government: Part 1

Within the next 19 months, there is likely to be a UK – wide referendum on replacing the First Past the Post (FPTP) system with Alternative voting (AV).  The First Past the post system has served us well for a … Continue reading

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Politics, Plate tectonics and the destruction of the Liberal Democrats

Before the recent General Election, David Cameron boasted that the Conservatives would have a Candidate in all 650 seats across the UK. The 650 became 649 when it was decided not to field a CU candidate in Fermanagh and South … Continue reading

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Toxicity and the anti-identity

Since I launched the campaign for a new centre-right party two weeks ago, I have highlighted, in a number of posts, the problem of toxicity.  The Toxicity of the Conservative Brand in Scotland is most certainly related to past policy … Continue reading

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Toxic Conservative Party and David Cameron’s Bloody Sunday apology

Earlier today, I was at the High Court in Belfast representing a client.  For the purpose of this post, I will use the pseudonym Eamon as if it was his real name.  After the hearing, we paid a visit to … Continue reading

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Comparing Conservative Problems in Scotland with Northern Ireland

The campaign that I have launched for an independent centre-right party in Northern Ireland is running in parallel to a campaign for a similar scenario in relation to the Scottish Conservative Party.  Each campaign has been launched in the wake of electoral … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Northern Ireland Labour Party

The idea of having a political party which is neutral on Northern Ireland’s sovereignty is not a new one.  The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland moved from a position of being a non-sectarian unionist party to one of being neutral … Continue reading

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