Author Harry McAvinchey

THE PRICE OF THE ORANGE AND GREEN

“As sure as apples is apples and oranges is oranges” It is laughably ridiculous. Sammy Wilson of the DUP is on the radio now talking about anything but the real reason the Executive had to be closed down and why his party colleague Arlene Foster had to be made step down. Let’s make no bones […]

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WHAT CORRUPTION? WHAT SCANDALS?

WHAT CORRUPTION? WHAT SCANDALS? “SOOT FOR LOOT , GIVE ARLENE THE BOOT!” What has this latest debacle taught us all about our relationships? The DUP are very obviously still at war . They seemed to have never stopped being at war,even during peace-times and ,by default, so are all those who vote for them.They still […]

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THE MADNESS OF THE QUEEN

  Even when deposed and cast from her throne the Mad Queen of Norneverland continued to rant to her ex-courtiers that none of it was her fault.some of them gathered in fear to comfort her but it was to no avail because they had already also quaffed down the same hallucinogenic venom that a dastardly […]

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INSIDE THAT BUBBLE

Weeks later…or is it months now? This “Cash for “Ash or “Soot for Loot ” scandal ,as our own Perkin Warbeck so succinctly and colourfully put it , seems to have been running forever now . We’ve chewed over all of the details and masticated every nuance and slippery phrase until it has been rendered […]

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SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO BE A WOMAN

“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman Giving all your love to just one man You’ll have bad times, and he’ll have good times Doin’ things that you don’t understand” By Tammy Wynette So Arlene Foster , our esteemed First minister , is a victim then. She’s one of the million of us who had […]

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FIRE IN THE HOLD

There was a programme on Channel 4 recently about a possible contributory factor to the sinking and demise of the “Titanic”. The nub of the theory is that when it set out on its ill-fated voyage , the damage was already done deep down in the ship’s innards. A coal fire, glowing progressively below decks […]

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CAPTAIN PARANOID AND THE BOGEYMAN

Captain Paranoid , in the shape of the unreconstructed and irredeemably humourless UKIP leader in Norneverland, Ireland, David McNarry …..has recently popped up once again with a rant about republican agitation over Brexit creating a constitutional crisis for unionists.Nothing else is causing a crisis within unionism ,apparently .The “Cash for Ash” multi-million pound scandal has […]

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TALKING TO YOURSELF

Sinn Fein have seemingly sided with the Opposition parties in walking out on First Minister ,Arlene Foster of the DUP as she launched out on a personal speech , hoping to exonorate herself before she got down to the business of getting that Christmas bird into the oven. She obviously wanted to offload all that […]

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THE BUSINESS OF PAINTING BLACK CROWS , WHITE

“The first minister does not take her instructions from Sinn Féin, but from the electorate.” That was the statement issued after Martin McGuinness advised his coalition partner First Minister Arlene Foster ,that it might be the most advised option given that she was the entire focus of the “Cash for Ash “scandal and that remaining […]

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