February, 2021

A conversation about Larne

ME: So. Edwin Poots has withdrawn workers who were checking on animal and food products coming from Britain into the N(E)I VIRGINIA: Will they still be paid while on gardening leave? ME:  You’d have to ask Edwin Poots that one. VIRGINIA:  Is it that they’re afraid loyalist paramilitaries may attack the checkers? ME:  Well, the […]

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TV review – Question Time

QUESTION TIME (BBC ONE) came from our own dear North(east)ern Ireland (NEI)  last Friday.  Or maybe I should say it was  about our own dear NEI, since apart from a few well-spaced studio guests, Fiona Bruce had all contributors on Zoom, with Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill getting big screens and the ordinary punters smaller […]

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