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The SDLP parks the bus across the road

As I type, I’m listening to John O’Dowd on Good Morning Ulster . O’Dowd has been asked by Noel Thompson  what the election of an abstentionist  Sinn Féin MP would do. His response cut to the heart of the abstentionist debate/distraction: what have those MPs from here who take their seats in the House of Commons achieved ? Noel […]

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Mike and the sin for which there is no forgiveness

  A long, long time ago, when men wore big heavy winter coats with a belt tied around the middle and no male head went uncovered, when women didn’t create unemployment by making silly demands to be part of the paid workforce but stayed at home and minded the children – way back then there […]

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He’ll have to go?

  If you’re going to change a leader, there could hardly be  a better time than this.  If you did well in the Westminster election, you can say you’re going to build on that success while the party is energised. That’s what the Scot Nats did after the referendum and look at them. If you […]

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“Noooooooo!!!”

Picture by dutts303     Elections: how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways. 1. Fermanagh/South Tyrone. An upset for Sinn Féin in a seat they were expected to nail down firmly after their last squeaky-bum win. Ex-UDR man and former UUP leader Tom Elliott won the seat with a comfortable 500-vote margin.  […]

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