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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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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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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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Another Storey

I give my second preference vote to Sinn Féin. There are two reasons why people vote Sinn Féin. One is that they DON’T know Sinn Féin. One is that they DO Sinn Féin. I know SF very well. I have … Continue reading

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The New Executive

So Arlene Foster (DUP Fermanagh-South Tyrone) and Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin, Mid Ulster) are again the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. But the two junior ministers, Gordon Lyons (DUP, East Antrim) and Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin, South Antrim) will … Continue reading

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Assembly: A Few Thoughts

I am not really enthused about the Agreement that kick starts the Stormont Assembly after three years. The Assembly was brought down three years ago because of the RHI Scandal and now it is back and there is still no … Continue reading

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

…that the Good Friday Agreement was signed. 10th April 1998. It seems like yesterday but it is actually closer to one third of my life. Good Friday just happened to be the day that it was signed. There were intense … Continue reading

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A Big Yeeeeeeeeeooooo!

You will forgive me saying Yeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooo! The SDLP has not made a net gain since 1998 so gaining two seats (12 from 90 is an improvement on 12 from 108). This was an unexpected election but I have been predicting … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017: Fermanagh-South Tyrone

The key difference between Assembly 2016 and Assembly 2017 is that only five MLAs will be elected from each constituncy. For at least eighteen MLAs and their staff, this election has come four years too early. The percentage of votes … Continue reading

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Martin McGuinness Resigns

It is clear from his appearance on TV today that Martin McGuinness is not a well man. And the first human reaction has to be one of sympathy. How this sympathy manifests in any upcoming election is hard to judge. … Continue reading

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