LEO, LEOPOLD and the LIONS (1) by Perkin Warbeck

  The torrential downpour of tolerance which inundated that odd quadrangle of space so dear to the harp-spangled history of Irish Freedom – the courtyard of Dublin Castle – brought tears of unrestrained joy to all those who had foregathered there under the Rainbow of Revolution two years ago. But most of all it brought […]

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David McWilliams, the demographics and a truly startling poll

I have never thought of David McWilliams as a particularly nationalist Irishman. He’s best known for his economic expertise, with the fact that he spotted the economic collapse of 2008 long before the vast majority of economic commentators attesting to his expertise. But this morning in The Belfast Telegraph, he combines economics and nationalist politics […]

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CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS by Donal Kennedy

Under the above heading THE TIMES OF LONDON (London Edition June 24 ) has the following – ” A picture agency error led us to misdescribe  the 6th Marquess of Cholmondley, photographed with the Queen at the state opening of parliament in 1974 (News, June 21) . He was the Lord Great Chamberlain, not Black Rod.”. […]

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Being a DUPer: how does it feel?

Right. An exercise in imagination for a summer’s day. Pretend that when you opened your eyes this morning, you were a member or a supporter of the DUP. Would the world on which you gazed have seemed one bristling with dangers and traps, you and your party at the mercy of powerful forces beyond your […]

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‘Newton, Kate take note – leading NI Tory also puts the boot in to the ‘Orange’ DUP’ by Sammy McNally

  With a Tory DUP deal probably only days away, the actual views of the NI Tories of the (un) suitability of the DUP as partners in the Westminster Government are still available on the NI Tory website(see below).   https://www.niconservatives.com/news/who-do-you-think-you-are-kidding-mr-nesbitt   Alan Dunlop Chair Northern Ireland Party Board tells us –    “it is […]

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BREXIT AND THE UK by Kieran Cairns

The Union has never b­een weaker. The Torie­s have drip-fed chang­e on their terms for ­generations and final­ly the electorate are­ taking note in Engla­nd, Ireland, Scotland­ and Wales. Brexit has galvanised­ the idea of self-det­ermination and the appetite change in socie­ty, not only for the ­hardened voter, but t­he youth of today; a ­revolt (albeit […]

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JOHN BULL EMBARRASSED AT UNITED NATIONS? by Donal Kennedy

National delegates at The United Nations General Assembly  on  Thursday 22 June voted by 94 votes to 15  with 65 abstentions to support Mauritius in a bid to seek an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the dispute between the former British Colony and the legal status of the Chagos Islands in […]

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