Author Jude Collins

Crucify him!

On BBC ONE  this morning, Andrew Marr had three women reviewing the papers. The bit that I caught was when they were considering Jeremy Corbyn’s relationship with anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. None of the four people, including Marr, suggested that Corbyn and/or the Labour Party might not be ant-Semitic. That was taken as a […]

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Saturday pics of the week

Pics 1-3 are by Perkin Warbeck  Pic 1  Pic 2                    THE   WHOLE  of the  WALL  GANG                           (Rosc Catha: ‘Up an’  ATM !’) 3    SNAPS  to  HEAVEN   (as in Bread of same) SNAP  1:         […]

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The DUP and the Tories: so different and yet so similar

 Some people believe the DUP and the Tories are not a natural fit: that Sammy Wilson is lacking in the kind of urbane manner that Tories naturally display,  and similarly that you could never find a P G Wodehouse figure like Jacob Rees-Moggs in the ranks of the DUP. Those are indeed stand-out differences. But […]

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Julian Assange: weirdo or what?

It’s funny what the mainstream  media conccntrate on. Except you’ve glued your eyes shut (bad idea) or thrown your TV out the window (possibly good idea), you’ll know that Julian Assange has been plucked from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and is in police custody, awaiting possible extradition to the US. He looked a weird […]

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Echoes of a School Visit to Stormont byJohn Patton

In 1967, while teaching in a Derry Secondary School  I was part of a school visit for the history and English departments  to  the Parliament at Stormont.  None of the four teachers involved had ever visited Stormont but had been part of an organised demonstration outside the building the previous year to protest against the […]

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JOHN HUME , AN IRISH PEACEMAKER AND EUROPEAN STATESMAN by Ambassador Daniel Mulhall [via John Patton]

JOHN HUME , AN IRISH PEACEMAKER AND EUROPEAN STATESMAN by Ambassador Daniel Mulhallby John Patton ng “The European Union is the best example in the history of the world of conflict resolution” – John Hume in the European Parliament, 4th of May 2004 Throughout last year, I was involved in a number of events marking the 20th anniversary […]

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Some thoughts from the wise men of Brexit

You wouldn’t know whether to laugh or weep. I choose to weep. Pass me a bed-sheet – Jude “I believe that millions of people who voted Leave were also inspired by the belief that Britain is a great country, and that outside the job-destroying coils of EU bureaucracy we can survive and thrive as never before. “ – Boris Johnson `’We could have two referendums. As it happens, it makes more sense […]

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