Tag Archives: Slugger O’Toole

The Disappearing Green Man (A Mid Ulster Mystery)

Some things you cannot make up. I was on a bus between Antrim and Belfast when I was alerted to the news that the Green Party had ceased campaigning in Mid Ulster and the candidate is “no longer endorsed” by … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Journalism (The View)

“The View” (Thursday night 10 40 pm) is the flagship politics programme on BBC Norn Iron. I never watch it of course. It represents all I do not like about local politics…DUP, TUV, UUP, Greens, Alliance, Sinn Féin. And commentators … Continue reading

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I Am A Victim Of “Cancel Culture”

It would be hard to find a person more “woke” and “right on” than me. So I find it odd that a comment I made on Slugger O’Toole has been deleted. There is an excellent post by Ms Kellie Turtle. … Continue reading

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Doug Beattie…It’s The Way He Tells Them!

Apparently Doug Beattie, UUP Leader who we keep being told is a modern kind of unionist has made a very unfunny joke about Edwin Poots and Mrs Poots. I have not heard the joke and I do not want to … Continue reading

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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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Councillor Carole Howard……..ex-Alliance

It is now ten days since Alliance Councillor Carole Howard (East Belfast) defected to Ulster Unionist Party. I had hoped to read an in depth analysis of this on Slugger O’Toole. Alas I am disappointed. Surely the defection of a … Continue reading

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Slugger O’Toole…You Couldn’t Make It Up

I note that Mick Fealty begins one of his posts with “Say what you like about Brian Feeney”, the nationalist minded journalist. I think Mr Fealty is being ironic. I was tempted to reply “can I say what I like … 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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