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Slugger O’Toole…You Couldn’t Make It Up

I note that Mick Fealty begins one of his posts with “Say what you like about Brian Feeney”, the nationalist minded journalist. I think Mr Fealty is being ironic. I was tempted to reply “can I say what I like … Continue reading

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Line Of Duty

So 8pm on Sunday night and in an hour, I will be tuning into Line of Duty (season 6 episode 6). The writing, the acting and the drama itself are brilliant. And the fact that five of the six series … Continue reading

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Chooky Embra RIP

Sympathy to Mrs Elizabeth Windsor on the death of her hubby. Thoughts and Prayers with Nicholas Witchell (BBC Royal Correspondent) at this difficult time.

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Lady GaGa & Moore Holmes

Several years ago I saw Lady Gaga on TV. She had a telephone on her head. One of the great pleasures in getting old is that I do not have to keep up with pop culture references. I resolved several … Continue reading

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That’s Another Storey (sic)

The news that the Crown Prosecution Service will not be prosecuting anyone over the Bobby Storey funeral last June will shock nobody. To be clear, nobody will be shocked cos that’s how Norn Iron works. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-56581056 In strict legalistic terms, … Continue reading

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SDLP Youth…47 Years Ago (My Part in Their Success)

Best wishes to SDLP Youth who are holding their annual conference today. It is a little known fact that in early 1974, Paddy Devlin drove my friend Mary and me to a SDLP meeting at the Dunowen Inn, in Dungannon. … Continue reading

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Germany 1945…Reconciliation?

A few months ago I watched a three part BBC documentary called “Berlin 1945”. It was difficult to watch. The year 1945 in Berlin…archive footage and quotes from the diaries of ordinary Berliners. By January 1945, the Nazis have already … Continue reading

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Flegger Of The Day…#1 Kwasi Kwarteng

Have you noticed that a lot of members of the British Conservative Party are now appearing on TV News with a great big British flag behind them? At one level, this overt flag waving is not really a British thing … Continue reading

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“I Am Woman…Hear Me Roar”

It is a strange week. It started with International Womans Day and ended with Mothers Day (and a disgraceful police approach to women staging a vigil for a murdered woman). I suppose it typifies the feel good aspiration of respect … Continue reading

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Piers Pressure

It is hard to believe that Piers Morgan resigned from Good Morning Britain without knowing that he would have another job lined up. There are a couple of likely TV channels and plenty of right wing potential hosts (step forward … Continue reading

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