Monthly Archives: April 2013

Brass Neck And “No Neck”

I dont of course buy newspapers. That kinda thing only encourages “journalists” but I am indebted to a small restaurant in County Tyrone for the complimentary copy of ” The Sunday Life”. I love Norn Iron Sunday papers as they … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Stratagem!

Breithla Shona to all my friends at Stratagem. Fifteen years old. How on Earth did we get along without them? They had a wee party at somewhere called The MAC which is one of those new fancy places in the … Continue reading

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“I Promise To Pay The Bearer”

I am…despite the accusation of  a leading Manchester City fan and LetsGetAlongerist…a very even-tempered man. Indeed, apart from a few Victor Meldrew years, in my early fifties, it takes a lot for me to get into “wee pointy head” mode. … Continue reading

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Champions!

Manchester United…Champions for the TWENTIETH Time. And Celtic yesterday. Happy Days.

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Suarez Bites Yer Elbow

As a Manchester United fan, I am supposed to have a default for Liverpool FC. But I dont. As I have said before at the time of the Munich Air Crash, only two clubs offered help to Old Trafford. Nottingham … Continue reading

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Berrnie Ecclestone: Human Rights Activist

I used to like Formula One Racing. The 1960s…you had to be there. Sunday afternoon and the great European Grand Prixs were broadcast live via Eurovision. It was grainy black and white of course and Ramond Baxter was the commentator. … Continue reading

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SDLP: The Next Generation

SDLP Youth hold their annual Conference in Derry next weekend. The Youth Group are scarily good…and eight of them made it on to the full Party Executive in November last year. Back in 1973/74 I tried to interest the SDLP … Continue reading

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How The Irish Saved….Belfast

Ian Parsley, the politician, businessman and linguist who was previously a member of the Alliance Party and the UCNUCFCPF and is now back with Alliance…all since 2009….makes a fair point when he blogs that loyalists and republicans get more out … Continue reading

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John Smyth Junior

John Smyth junior sounds like an interesting person. Jailed yesterday for petrol bombing a house occupied by some Polish people. In other words he is either a racist or sectarian scumbag. But unusually he was a DUP candidate at the … Continue reading

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“Accordin’ To My Da”

 I have never considered Belfast a city of 300,000 or whatever. Rather there is a neutral city centre and the River Lagan divides East from West. Arterial routes from the City Centre go north, east, south and west…..effectively  making four … Continue reading

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