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JeffreyMandering

Dual Mandate or Double Jobbing? They mean the same thing but one is much more perjorative than the other. This means a person being a member of two legislative Assemblies at the same time…ie Westminster Parliament and the regional Assemblies … Continue reading

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Life Skills Required To Be A (Despised) Minority

I have spent some of the Pandemic researching my own family History. The despicable comments by (Lady) Kate Hoey have angered a lot of people in the nationalist community. At this point, I do not want to go into much … Continue reading

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Mass Rocks (Dungeon, Fire & Sword?)

American academics who are interested in Civil Rights rarely understand that integrated education (Catholics and Protestants) was not a basic demand in Norn Iron. Educating black and white children together was a prime demand by Civil Rights activists in Alabama … Continue reading

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New Years Honours List (Norn Iron)

About two months ago, up to 150 people in Norn Iron will have got letters from a department within the Cabinet Office in Downing Street. They will have been told that “Her Majesty the Queen” (sic) has decided to award … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Speech

The annual Christmas speech by Mrs Elizabeth Windsor is one of those things that is impossible to explain, mainly because I don’t actually watch it. It is a curious throw-back to the 1950s. Listen to any left wing “woke” British … 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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“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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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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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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