Author Harry McAvinchey

BRYSON AND BRYSON

There are a couple of Brysons in the news this past few weeks . I’m not talking about super-suckng vacuum cleaners here. That’s Brysons…not Dysons. On one hand the American , Bill Bryson, the humourous travel and social writer, has had one of his entertaining books turned into a film , helmed and produced by […]

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IT CAN GET MESSY

It can get messy.You wouldn’t expect honey not to be sticky, mind.It would be an odd world if honey wasn’t sweet and glutinous, wouldn’t it? What you might n’t expect is that although you might take every precaution and cover every available surface with newspapers, somehow some of that unctuous tackyness will stick to your […]

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THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY

As unionism continues to pretzel itself into more and more convoluted political shapes and cavorts around the Stormont playground in ever-decreasing circles , it might be timely to have a good look at their track record and their place in history. It was brought to mind when I was reading about Jeremy Corbyn and how […]

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A POOL OF POLITICAL GRIEF

Martin McGuinness has stated in reference to the recent murders of republicans in Belfast : that “the murders had “created problems” for Sinn Fein and Mr Robinson”……and that “The roots of this is two murders and the people who are responsible for those murders are either criminals, agents, dissidents – they are certainly not supporters […]

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THOUGHTS ON THE ZOMBIE ASSEMBLY

I waited ….and waited …but no-one picked up on it until late last night.Earlier in the day Our First Minister Incarnate ,Peter Robinson , again betrayed his true feelings of bigotry and distrust against a section of the population he was supposed to serve . He has already insulted the Muslim community in the past..They […]

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CIRCUS DAYS AGAIN WITH TV MIKE

  We know that the Ulster Unionist Party are having the best fun in years.Their hope is that the Democratic Unionist Party supporters will will leave in droves so that they themselves can become the pre-eminent unionist party all over again with all the numbers scooped up on their side…a bit like swapping jerseys at […]

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HER MAJ AND HER MAGICAL ROYAL PARDONS

Now there’s one for the books. Apparently the Reverand Willie Mc Crea, MP was the recipient of a Royal Pardon from Her Maj way back in 1971 . I ‘d forgotten all about Willie getting himself banged- up in a Norneverland prison on the Crumlin Road, way back in those bad old days. Imagine …forty […]

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