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  1. Comment on On the bearable lightness of the modern monarchy…
    on 26 May 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I decided to varnish the garden furniture

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  2. Comment on On the bearable lightness of the modern monarchy…
    on 25 May 2011 at 11:30 pm

    As an Englishman I am always depressed by the lack of conversation around the nature of Monarchy. The deference and all the rest of the servile nonsense sit badly with me. The Act of Settlement/primogeniteur also need to be stirred into this pot and its no wonder that England is backward facing and reactionary. I wrote recently that every time we have a Labour Government, there is a collective bout of fear and the body politic returns to thge tories to be given a spank and sent to bed for being naughty. I feel this is a result of adherence to this servility and medieaval nonsense of royalty. Sadly I know I’m in a minority and the likelihood of any national conversation is remote.

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  3. Comment on A New Vision for the Catholic Church – Book Review
    on 18 May 2011 at 8:01 pm

    “May I remind Backstage that Jesus was a layman”

    and may I remind you a great deal of us believe he was made up and used by all churches to oppress and keep us in chains.

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  4. Comment on The TUV’s disappointing victory
    on 15 May 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I’m sorry but I cannot accept this cosy idea that Jim Allister and his party are courageous campaigners for democratic accountability. Go and look at David Vance’s rancid right wing blog. The TUV are the BNP with a sash. I believe strongly that their ‘principles’ are just convenient arguments for wrecking the assembly

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  5. Comment on The TUV’s disappointing victory
    on 11 May 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Hannibal you say

    “The utterings of Elliott, though daft given his leadership of the Trimbleite Good Friday Agreement Party, prove that below the surface many people are still unhappy with terrorists in government, no matter how many “progressive” platitudes pepper the soundbites from Stormont.”

    You say ‘terrorists in power’, as if it wasn’t code for “Catholics in power.” Unionists like Allister pretend that their bluster isn’t a desire for a return to the Protestant ascendency, but the reality is his and his party’s pathetic showing underlines that most Unionists understand the need to move on.

    Sure the GFA isn’t perfect, what agreement could be in the circumstances? However those of us who believe in plurality have spoken and Jim must understand that his lonesome status in stormont is a result of the voice of the people.

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  6. Comment on #UTV Roadtrip: Fermanagh and South Tyrone beyond the digital frontier?
    on 23 April 2011 at 12:23 pm

    As a blow in to FST and an English one at that, it seems that I have never been so far away from the centre of influence. Major roads are like 3rd world goat tracks, broadband, wi fi thats just a joke, and the politics here beggars belief. The reality is that in this rural heartland, there is a complacent sense in our politicians that no matter how much the constituency is neglected we can get elected, as long as the appropriate flag is drapped over our shoulders. FST gets the infrastructure it deserves because it gets the politicians it deserves.

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  7. Comment on Liberal Democrat leadership U turn to support NHS?
    on 24 March 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Cynic 2

    I think the issue that is upsetting most doctors as I understand the introduction of private providers who will cherry pick contracts and packed full of consultant and political advisors, cream off more money. Think Stephen norris on the buses and tory privatisations ad nauseum. The NHS has remained immune to the creeping privatisations and long may that continue.

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  8. Comment on Looking back at Alliance’s conference … who were looking forward
    on 27 January 2011 at 8:15 pm


    I would rather have that condecension than the bile meted out on A Tangled Web hosted by Mr Vance. He has a contributor calling Obama a golliwog.

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  9. Comment on Buying cars rather than attending the TUV conference: a confession
    on 17 November 2010 at 8:49 am

    I am a bit worried by Turgon expressing Leftie tendencies and being in the same party as David Vance. I also want to know the car dealership so I can get a free cup of coffee paid for by Red Turgon.

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  10. Comment on Trevor Ringland to resign from UUP
    on 5 October 2010 at 1:03 am

    Well this Alliance voter is fully supportive of Ringland and anyone else leaving a party that votes for a bigoted narrow minded individual like Elliott. The reality and its a hard one for the UUP is that is is now a political Falstaff shorn of influence and power waiting to die. All it’s members have done by electing Elliott his hasten it’s demise. Ringland has decided to leave rather than play Bardolph.

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