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FitzjamesHorse …Back in the Saddle

I feel like one of those retired generals who has been recalled to the colours after years in retirement. It turns out that Mr Fukuyama was wrong. History has not ended. The whole world is in a state of chassis … Continue reading

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SDLP at 50

Happy Birthday SDLP. I remember the day the SDLP was formed. I vividly recall the founding members and a handful of journalists outside the venue. A journo asked “will the SDLP be non sectarian?” and Paddy Devlin replied “we are … Continue reading

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You Probably Don’t Know What This Is?

If you are over 50 years old and a Catholic from West Belfast, you may know what this is. Most Catholics will be familiar with prayer cards, typically sold in Catholic “holy” shops. A holy picture, a medal and a … Continue reading

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John Hume: The Funeral & “People Like Us”

First off, at the request of my wife, I deleted the post I wrote on Monday. She thought it contained too many personal references, including an anecdote that we have enjoyed for nearly forty years. I see her point. So … Continue reading

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“Essential Travel” ?

What exactly is “Essential ” Travel. Readers will know that my big hobby is travelling around Ireland …for free. Since I became entitled to a SmartPass three years ago, I have been in all 32 counties. I have been in … Continue reading

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The English Could Make Me Sick (Official)

If its a good day for nationalists, its a bad day for unionists. If its a good day for unionists, its a bad day for nationalists. This is the story of everything that has happened since 1998. Thus, the DUP … Continue reading

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Bradshaw Changes Her Mind

There has been a lot of media criticism of Sinn Féin’s cavalier approach to LockDown rules. Much time and energy has gone into lambasting SF over their behaviour at a recent funeral. Some of our leading bloggers have been critical. … Continue reading

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Word Press Blogs

I have to say that I really like this platform…word press blog. I take it for granted. I am now on here in one incarnation or other for around ten years. One good thing…it is FREE. It is literally Free … Continue reading

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The Decline & Fall of the American Empire

Americans always get irritated if it is suggested that United States of America is an Empire. Their self-image is of a nation opposed to imperialism but actually they just disapprove of others empires, British, French, Spanish, Russian. I think they … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Said That #4,217

There is no actual “culture war” is there? It is just a new way of describing disagreements between people who hate racism and discrimination and people who love it. Meanwhile “woke” has just replaced “politically correct” as the most pretentious … Continue reading

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