July, 2022

Don’t cry for him, post-Brexit Britain

Well, he didn’t say “ You won’t have Boris Johnson around to kick any more!” but he did get in a few digs. Like when   he talked about “the herd”, and how it had moved on. And when he reminded the viewers that he was the guy that won so amazingly well in that general […]

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Bawiss and his Chums – by Al Tellyar

    About 30 years ago a couple I knew decided to indulge their passion for Tory politics by joining the Party (or the Paaty as they call it over there). This led to them being regular attenders at various functions including the Annual Paaty Conference.   They mentioned to me, on a number of […]

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What about the protocol?

There’s clearly been a mistake. With all the fuss and resignations and confusion and refusal, it’s hard for even the brightest minds to include attention to everything. That’s why, in this crisis over Boris Johnson’s leadership, they’ve forgotten to include the protocol. Mind you, while it’s understandable it’s also a bit surprising. Theresa May said […]

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Sic transit gloria Johnson

 So what was it that brought down – or shortly will- the tousle-headed joker who got caught on a zip-wire and waved Union flags while millions adored him? What was it that brought him – or soon will- to his knees, his lying gob in the dirt? Some would say it was his lying gob. […]

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TV REVIEW: Sky and the GAA

This TV Review first appeared in the Andersonstown News TV REVIEW Wasn’t Derry great last Saturday, beating Clare to get to the All-Ireland Football semi-final? Even if you weren’t an honorary Derry person like myself, you had to hand it to the Derry forwards for putting the ball in the Clare net within minutes of […]

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Boris, Niccolo and Chris

  Was it Hermann Goring who said that when he heard the word ‘culture’ he reached for his revolver? Well, when I hear people talk about morality and standards in public life, I reach for Machiavelli. There was a man who knew the score and didn’t mind saying it. Like what, Virginia? Like “The first […]

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