Tag Archives: Sinn Féin

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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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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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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No Unionists in An Seanad

I suppose other political bloggers might want to shed a few tears that there are no unionists appointed among the eleven new Senators appointed by An Taoiseach (and Varadkar and Ryan). Is it a snub to unionists in general? Or … Continue reading

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The General Election 2020

A great day in Irish History. It reminds me of those big days in the French Revolution. We seem to have started in 2016 with reminding ourselves about the Easter Rising Proclamation, progressed thru the two Referendums and the Irish … 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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Sinn Féin: No Man (Or Woman) Left Behind

I think it was Brian Feeney who described (early 1970s) Sinn Féin as the non combatant fathers, mothers, wives etc of IRA members. Sinn Féin likes to spread the myth that they are the political descendents of the Sinn Féin … Continue reading

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Nearly Joined Sinn Féin…True Story

It was just over ten years ago. I had been voting Sinn Féin from 1993. I went along to a Sinn Féin meeting with the intention of signing up. During the meeting, there was an announcement of a coach trip … Continue reading

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