Monthly Archives: May 2022

Derry Girls…What Can I Say?

Derry Girls (and the Finale) was brilliant.What makes it good is that the jokes that occasionally misfire “three Catholics in the RUC” are compensated by the Politics that always works.A harmless wee comedy? No.It is Subversion.I have never believed in … Continue reading

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10th May 1952. 10th May 2022.

I am a very blessed person. I was born into a great family. I helped to create a great family. The family I was born into are all dead. I was actually born in the City Hospital…the “Jubilee” building. Almost … Continue reading

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Assembly Election: East Derry

East Derry is a constituency which includes Coleraine, Limavady, Dungiven,and some coastal towns. Traditionally unionist but with a large Catholic minority and a university (UUC) at Coleraine. East Derry..Currently there are five MLAs…DUP (2) SDLP (1) Sinn Féin (1)). Independent … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: North Antrim

North Antrim is a constituency which includes Ballymena, Ballymoney, Bushmills, Ballycastle. The buckle on Norn Iron’s Bible Belt. A nationalist area around Ballycastle. North Antrim : Currently there are five MLAs…DUP (2) UUP (1) TUV (1) Sinn Féin (1). On … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: South Antrim

A constituency comprising Antrim Town and other areas like Ballyclare, stretching to North Belfast at Glengormley. South Antrim: Currently five MLAs: DUP (2) UUP (1). Alliance (1) Sinn Féin (1) Friday 29th April. Antrim Town. The first surprise was the … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: East Antrim

East Antrim includes towns such as Larne and Carrickfergus, staunchly unionist and extends into the Glens of Antrim which is nationalist. I was in East Antrim (Larne and Carrickfergus) and Antrim (South Antrim) on Friday East Antrim. Current make up … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: Foyle

Foyle is a constituency whih is really just the City of Derry. It is so called because a choice of “Derry” or “L*****derry” would be too controversial. The city is much changed from my first visit after Bloody Sunday in … Continue reading

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Normal Service Will Be Resumed As Soon As Possible

Unfortunately I have to be away from home for a few days. I might not even get to vote on Thursday.. Nothing to worry about. Just something I have to do.

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Assembly Election 2022: South Down

South Down is a constituency which includes Downpatrick, Newcastle, Warrenpoint and Kilkeel. The north of the constituency is commuter land to Belfast. The south is seaside resorts and small fishing ports. It is mostly nationalist and there are unionist areas … Continue reading

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