Tag Archives: UK Politics

Cutting public spending early now vindicated by OBR report

Yesterday, in the House of Commons, George Osborne provided an upbeat statement of Britain’s economic prospects following the publication of the latest Office for Budget Responsibility  (“OBR”) report.   The main findings of the report are (1) GDP growth for this … Continue reading

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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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Robinson is moving the DUP towards becoming a moderate party

Following my last announcement that I would be resting from blogging for a while, a story by the BBC has just caught my eye.  Now it goes without saying that I can not resist reading the political rune sticks. It is … Continue reading

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Conservativism in Northern Ireland

Irwin Armstrong, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Region of the Conservative Party, has made a comment contribution to ‘About Northern Ireland Centre-Right (a static page on this blog).  I have republished his comment below with my reply. By Irwin Armstong … Continue reading

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Could we have a constitutional lock to protect our economy?

There were plenty of attacks on the Labour Party during the Conservative Party conference.  They were not just enjoyable to listen to.  They were justified.  However, there was one part of David Cameron’s speech which did perplex me slightly.  Of … Continue reading

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Conference: Conservative speakers on top form

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the speeches from various conservative spokespersons and Ministers.  William Hague gave a fabulous introduction on Sunday night.   There has, of course, been no shortage of arrows fired at the Labour Party. What is particularly … Continue reading

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Threat of legal action over cuts highlights need for a seperate NI Centre Right Party

A Government with no parliamentary representation in Northern Ireland may look as though it has nothing to lose politically if it implements policies that people here will not like – such as cutting the presently scheduled financial provision for the … 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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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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