Author Harry McAvinchey

A HOUSE OF MADNESS by Harry McAvinchey

Norneverland truly is a madhouse. Listening to the local BBC Radio Ulster, provides a microcosm of what we are supposedly being led to accept as a rational society.It’s summertime so politics are on holidays and are essentially all but dead ,having reached a granite impasse of some serious irrefutable logic, in any case. That came […]

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WASPS, BEES AND SHED ROOFS

It’s been a busy summer so far. Isn’t it always in the way that the winter weather creates such mayhem outside that when the weather changes and the sun begins to shine it reveals all those jobs that you haven’t been able to do. The good wife was first to spot the wasps sneaking back […]

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SO MUCH CHAFF

I think it is all so much chaff…this talk of stereotyping unionism and nationalism.Of course everyone is an individual with their specific mindset within the entire Norneverland community but we are all products of our individual households and upbringing or how else could you imagine that young children would end up in various marching bands […]

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THE CULT OF THE SUN GOD

This is what the grown ups in Norneverland do every Summer.The tribes who adhere to the Worshipful Cult of Bonfire Builders begin by stealing wooden pallets and old rubber tyres so that they will be in readiness to build competing towers of tinder ,which they will set alight at a given time to worship Horus […]

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THE MAGIC MONEY TREE

  Legend has it that when Jack of Giant-Killer fame initially returned from the market after swapping their best cow for a piddling little bag of beans, his mother was not best pleased . I dare say that in those long-ago non- politically correct Norneverland days that she probably clipped him about the ears with […]

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ARLENE AND THE HUGE BEGGING BOWL

I see Arlene Foster , the one-time First Minister and Queen of Norneverland , has popped -up again after awakening from another three -month sleep where she’d lain comatose right through the recent elections , awaiting a prince to come along and kiss her awake. It had been a long wait and it might have […]

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A STEEP LEARNING CURVE FOR THE BRITISH PUBLIC

No …I don’t think that the British Government at Westminster is a neutral player anywhere in Ireland.That is even more to the point with the Tories taking the Democratic Uniionist Party into bed with them.That’s not to say that the Tories/ DUP is not a good fit .They are perfectly suited .Between them they’ll attempt […]

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BEE GOOD

So Theresa May, the Conservative leader has to go cap-in-hand to the Queen to ask permission to set up a much-depleted new government. We live in interesting times and times of great uncertainty ,but life will go on.Elections come and elections go and politicians will live and politicians will die but there are even more […]

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THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK

You know that the DUP are worried when Nigel Dodds is dug up to represent Arlene Foster in the leaders’ debate, last night on television. They’re obviously afraid to let the leader of the party ,Arlene , open her mouth so near an election. Every time she appears she easily puts votes into the Sinn […]

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WHATABOUTERY

It’s never a good thing to get into a bout of whataboutery live on television when debating the current state of affairs in Norneverland.Mark Carruthers had set up a panel of party representatives currently about to joust the coming election. All the usual suspects were there ,prepared to have their say .Sinn Fein, the DUP, […]

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