Tag Archives: Sinn Fein

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

Posted in Catholic Church, Identity, IRA, Ireland, Irish History, Nationalism, Northern Ireland politics, Parades, Political History, Religion, Republicanism, Sinn Fein | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Working together

What a speech! Well, I would say that wouldn’t I? There is no way that a neutral would not have been moved by it. It had a powerful theme running through it. It had vibrancy. It was passionate. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Party, Conservative Party Conference, Conservativism, David Cameron, Economy, Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland politics, Owen Paterson, Republic of Ireland, Sinn Fein, Stormont | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

It is time we all got behind Sammy

Anybody who knows me is well aware that I am no fan of DUP politicians.  However, sometimes, some of them deserve support.  One such politician is Sammy Wilson, a politician that I criticised when he was Environmental Minister. Since his … Continue reading

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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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McGuinness Invitation: Conservatives must not be distracted by history

Most jokes offend some person or group.  That is because most of them involve some kind of prejudice or man’s inhumanity to man.  I enjoy most jokes.  I also completely understand that they are offensive to people who would identify … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Party, Conservative Party Conference, David Cameron, Martin McGuinness, Norman Tebbit, Sinn Fein | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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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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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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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

Posted in Conservative Party, General Election, Identity, Nationalism, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Centre-Right, Northern Ireland Labour Party, Northern Ireland politics, Orange Order, Political History, SDLP, Sinn Fein, Toxicity, Unionism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pressure grows from within Ireland for a visit from the Queen next year

It has been reported by RTE news that businessmen in Kerry are lobbying for the Queen to be invited there next year to mark the 150th Anniversary of a visit to Killarney by Queen Victoria in 1861.     Such an anniversary … Continue reading

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