Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Labour Leadership Chicken Coup

If you are looking for anyone to blame for the chaos in the British Labour Party …look no further than Ed Miliband. By any standards, he was a decent bloke, a professional Islington type who landed a safe seat in … Continue reading

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May And Loathsome

There is a lot of nonsense talked about life in 1950s and 1960s West Belfast. Nostalgia gives us a lot of clich├ęs…”close knit communities”, “people who were the salt of the earth”, “give you the shirts off their backs” and … Continue reading

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#We Are The 56

As I actually voted to LEAVE (EU Referendum) I cannot claim any membership of this “hashtag”. The percentage of voters in Norn Iron who voted REMAIN is 56 per cent. I was at a SDLP organised meeting at the Wellington … Continue reading

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Felix Longoria

I was watching a drama-documentary on President Lyndon B Johnson on Sky-Atlantic last night. Called “All The Way”. It starred Bryan Cranston in the title role. I was 11 years old and already interested in politics when LBJ became President … Continue reading

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“Mock The Week” Or “Mock The Weak”?

American readers will be unfamiliar with the BBC panel show “Mock The Week”. It is a faux quiz chaired by Irish comedian, Dara O’Briain with two teams of three comedians who comment on the main news items of the week. … Continue reading

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Born On 10th May

Is it really a coincidence that John Willes Booth (who assassinated President Lincoln) and James Earl Ray (who assassinated Martin Luther King) were both born on 10th May. People born on 10th May are probably on some kinda “watch list”. … Continue reading

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From “Coronation Street” To “Brexit”

Did you know there has never been a black (West Indian or West African) family in Coronation Street? Thats a bit odd …after all Corrie is set in fictional Weatherfield (real life Salford)…although a Salford street with Ken Barlow, Emily … Continue reading

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Boycott “The Sons Of Liberty”

It is not much fun watching a movie with me. I tend to point out that in John Wayne’s version of “The Alamo”, the final assault by the Mexicans took place at night. And I might freeze-frame “Glory” to point … Continue reading

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The Somme 1916-2016

I dont like military ceremony. More so…I dont like “Remembrance”, the way Officialdom takes over and uses “Memory”. “Remembrance” is always a means of using suffering to create an agenda. So I dont like my TV set being taken over … Continue reading

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“Existential”

This Blog is sometimes about recording stuff that I have noticed. For some peculiar reason, everyone seems to be using the word “existential”. From European Referendum to European Football, everyone seems to have a contractual obligation to say “existential”. I … Continue reading

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