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Being meticulous and searching out the truth

I tend to be whatever the opposite of meticulous is. Broad brush. Sweeping. Sometimes ill-informed. That’s why admire people who take a forensic approach, who look carefully at claims, match these with facts, and draw conclusions. That’s why I find this article by Danny Morrison impressive. I’d be interested to know if you think I’m […]

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What’s a euphemism? Easy: the Defence forces

  Good old Prince Harry: his father (I think) doesn’t like modern architecture,  he likes retro buildings; Harry doesn’t like to see young men lolling about: “I dread to think where I’d be without the Army. Bring back National Service”. Here, Harry, ask us another. We all know where you’d be: lolling  about in unimaginable luxury and […]

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Like Oliver, the DUP wants more

I was on BBC Raidio Uladh/Radio Ulster’s Talkback yesterday discussing the latest DUP kite. No, sorry, that should have been ‘initiative’. As Liam Clarke pointed out in the front-page story of the Belfast Telegraph, the DUP plans to press for, among other things, legislation that would “protect the right to march” and limit the ability […]

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