Tag Archives: Norn Iron

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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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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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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So Euros…How Was It For You?

The Euro Campaign is over. I have not blogged much. Too busy on Slugger with the usual regiment of Sinn Féin bots and Alliance Party trolls. I have been in Coalisland, Dungannon, Carrickfergus and spent a few hours in Derry yesterday … Continue reading

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2017: That Was The Year That Was

No this is NOT a return to Blogging. It is a review of the year 2017 and an acknowledgement that “Keeping An Eye On The Czar of Russia” is still well read despite no entries from June this year. This … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Norn Iron

Norn Iron voted REMAIN but as always it is complicated. DUP advised a LEAVE vote but the sensible people never really made much effort. DUP seemed happy in the knowledge that they could parade their British nationalism and they would … Continue reading

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Norn Iron…The Musical

So….August. Its the Silly Season and over on Slugger O’Toole , Mick Fealty is making his annual appeal for a new flag for Norn Iron. Something with which we can all identify. I cant log in to Slugger and comment. … Continue reading

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Resisting A “Normal” Society

I got an email today. Based on a comment I made on another message board, I am asked the question “Do you even WANT (my emphasis) a normal society?” Simple Question. Simple Answer. NO….NO I DONT WANT A NORMAL SOCIETY. … Continue reading

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On The One Road

Great to see the “On The One Road” banners in the crowd at Friday nights football match between Ireland and Latvia. And even better to hear the song “On The One Road” blaring out from the public address system about … Continue reading

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George Best…On A Stamp?

No I am still not ready to return to full-time Blogging. The funny thing about Blogging is that it started several years ago as a diversion…and while I am absolutely thrilled that it reached dizzy heights in 2013, “Keeping An … Continue reading

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