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SDLP Youth Conference: The Campbells Are Coming

There are two images from the SDLP Youth Conference in Derry that I will not easily forget. One is Gregory Campbell…fairly outspoken DUP MP for East Derry walking into An Culturlann and the second image is the collective double-take of … Continue reading

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SDLP Youth Conference: Panel Discussion

Interesting Panel Discussion about which I might blog tomorrow. Pretty tired tonight. Michael Copeland MLA (UUP …East Belfast), Joe McHugh TD (FG…Donegal North East), Gregory Campbell MP (DUP…East L*****derry), Daniel Wray McCrossan (SDLP Executive member Strabane) Conall McDevitt MLA (SDLP…South … Continue reading

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SDLP Youth Conference

Some photographs from SDLP Youth Conference. The seemingly empty chairs are the Belfast delegation who had just arrived and were getting accredited at back of Culturlann.  Colum Eastwood MLA  Mark Durkan MP  Patsy McGlone MLA

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SDLP: The Next Generation

SDLP Youth hold their annual Conference in Derry next weekend. The Youth Group are scarily good…and eight of them made it on to the full Party Executive in November last year. Back in 1973/74 I tried to interest the SDLP … Continue reading

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SDLP Youth Quiz: A Moral Victory

SDLP Youth Quiz. South Belfast last night. I am happy to report that a team of international bloggers (a new American friend, Mr BangorDub and my good self) finished second. Unhappily I must report that nobody on our team knew … Continue reading

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“Yer Own’s The Worst”

Nearly everyone in Norn Iron will be familiar with the phrase “yer own’s the worst”. We have two (arguably three) tribes here. Basically “R-wuns” and “Themmuns”. The theory is that one of “Themmuns” makes a better colleague, boss than one … Continue reading

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“You Cant Win Anything With Kids”?

SDLP Conference 2012. It is odd that other weblogs are concentrating on speeches made by Dolores Kelly and Alasdair McDonnell. They are as usual completely missing the big story. And I did openly state on another website that what happens … Continue reading

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“Gay” Marriage Can Rehabilitate “Straight” Marriage

Totemic Politics has never been my thing. The American Republicans do it pretty well……..totemic issues such as abortion take on too much importance. How the Republicans FEEL about something has become more important than anything they will actually DO. Let … Continue reading

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From The Youth Team To The Senior Team

I have never been very good at getting the balance right between praising a young person and being patronising. But on the other hand, in three weeks time I will be a 60 year old….an aul fella……so I suppose I … Continue reading

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Dr Joe Hendron….SDLP Youth Conference

My wife first met Dr Joe Hendron in the 1960s. Her family were patients and she remembers him with great affection. I first met Dr Joe Hendron in May 1973 when I joined the SDLP. He was Chair of Falls … Continue reading

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