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Voting or writing the croppy requiem: today you decide

What a beautiful Spring morning!  Given my infirmity, I was transported to the polling station by the present Mrs C.  I don’t usually vote in the morning, but I preferred as few people as possible to see my slim and elegantly muscled frame reduced to a creeping shell. Alas,  there were plenty of people coming in […]

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Enda and Arlene: separated at birth?

I wonder in what detail – if at all – Arlene Foster is following political developments south of the border these past few days. Is she, as an integral part of the UK, devoid of interest as to the goings-on in the foreign country to the south of her fiefdom? Or is she watching with […]

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RHI smoke and the difference between a SPAD and a Minister

Claire Hanna was on Raidio Uladh /Radio Ulster just now and she made one very valid point: the wood-pellet scheme is creating a lot of smoke and it’s hard to see through it. However, the testimony yesterday by Dr Andrew McCormick  to the Public Accounts Committee has provided flares,  helping us see what direction the […]

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Plausible Paul Givan and his jolly japes

Well, now that most of us have got over the heady excitement of an election prospect in  grim mid-winter, it’s maybe time to have a look at the opening jousts in the campaign (yes I know Referee Brokenshire hasn’t blown his whistle yet, but when did anything  he said or did have any real significance?) […]

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Martin McGuinness’s resignation:five points to keep in mind

Martin McGuinness’s decision to resign yesterday chimed exactly with the feelings of the nationalist/republican electorate. For the last couple of years, more and more republicans in particular have been fed up with what’s been happening at Stormont. The consistent refusal of Arlene Foster to do what any priest, prison-officer, teacher or politician would do as […]

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