April, 2013

Thatcher and Boston: how art shapes life

Funny the link between what we might loosely call art and life, and how one affects the other.   Years and years ago a song called ‘Ding-dong, the witch is dead’ was written and performed in a much-loved movie. Then it’s resurrected today and suddenly everyone is full of tortured conscience: should we play this […]

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Thatcher and Boston: how art shapes life

Funny the link between what we might loosely call art and life, and how one affects the other.   Years and years ago a song called ‘Ding-dong, the witch is dead’ was written and performed in a much-loved movie. Then it’s resurrected today and suddenly everyone is full of tortured conscience: should we play this […]

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Being in bed and falling out

I’m just off The Nolan Show (BBC Raidio Uladh/Radio Ulster) where I was talking to William Crawley (Nolan’s in the US) along with Alex Kane about the fractious relationship between the DUP and their partners in government, Sinn Féin.  There are a lot of traps we can fall into when talking about political opponents. The […]

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Being in bed and falling out

I’m just off The Nolan Show (BBC Raidio Uladh/Radio Ulster) where I was talking to William Crawley (Nolan’s in the US) along with Alex Kane about the fractious relationship between the DUP and their partners in government, Sinn Féin.  There are a lot of traps we can fall into when talking about political opponents. The […]

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Sniper at work? Or consistency?

Jeffrey Donaldson I know, I know – one shouldn’t keep beating out the same old tune on a drum. But I’ve just heard  a short bit of The Nolan Show and consistency has elbowed its way once more to the front of my thoughts.  William Crawley (presenting in place of Stephen Nolan) had Gerry Kelly […]

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Sniper at work? Or consistency?

Jeffrey Donaldson I know, I know – one shouldn’t keep beating out the same old tune on a drum. But I’ve just heard  a short bit of The Nolan Show and consistency has elbowed its way once more to the front of my thoughts.  William Crawley (presenting in place of Stephen Nolan) had Gerry Kelly […]

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Ding-dong: the sound of democracy

The one thing you have to admire in people is consistency, even when you disagree with them on  other things. There was a shining example of same on TV a few days ago.  As you’ve probably noticed, there’s been some nervousness and even consternation in Tory ranks over the fact that the song “Ding, dong, […]

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Ding-dong: the sound of democracy

The one thing you have to admire in people is consistency, even when you disagree with them on  other things. There was a shining example of same on TV a few days ago.  As you’ve probably noticed, there’s been some nervousness and even consternation in Tory ranks over the fact that the song “Ding, dong, […]

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