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I am Barry. I am a unionist, therefore it follows that I am a bigot.

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Barry the Blender has commented 270 times (2 in the last month).

  1. Comment on Independent unionist ‘gentleman’ MLA David McClarty dies
    on 20 April 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Given how popular he was with almost everybody why on earth did the UUP deselect him?

    He came first in the constituency member ballot. He was deselected because a committee from the association, comprised of officers and party hacks thought the found somebody better. Some people had old scores to settle.

    Drumlin’s Rock,

    As for the de-selection, I don’t why the local branch made the decision, it was clearly wrong from the start,

    Don’t go fobbing off the local party as scapegoats here. The UUP executive committee approved the decision.

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  2. Comment on A reminder that “nations and states can evolve as well as endure…”
    on 8 April 2014 at 5:52 pm

    5000 English soldiers are still stationed on Irish soil


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  3. Comment on [Meanwhile in Galway]: “Get the f**k off our campus now…”
    on 8 March 2014 at 12:32 pm

    “What the fuck is it with pro-Palestinian activists here ? Invariably middle class, subsidized by their parents and with a dire need of attention.”

    Some of them like to join your party.

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  4. Comment on DUP outflanks UUP on #Haass
    on 7 January 2014 at 6:03 pm

    God the quality of slugger has fallen.

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  5. Comment on Could new councils be more transparent from the start? Pickles, Castlereagh & a journalist ejected for tweeting
    on 21 November 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Why is this the first thing I see each time I go to slugger? I know there have been more recent posts. I’ve seen them when I used my phone to go online.

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  6. Comment on McCann meets….Chris Lyttle MLA
    on 14 November 2013 at 1:26 pm

    MLA talks about how much hard work his party does in community. Quite a story

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  7. Comment on McDonnell, the conference and the SDLP’s unhappy muddle. #sdlp13
    on 12 November 2013 at 12:16 pm

    “Hume was a lesser man. He screwed over his own party because he wanted to get all the credit for building the peace. He wanted his name in the history books.”

    I would never had you down as a critic of St John Hume CS.

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  8. Comment on Eddie McGrady RIP
    on 11 November 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Eddie was a good man. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing.

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  9. Comment on The dogmatically honest Northern Irish journalist John Cole dies
    on 8 November 2013 at 1:02 pm

    He was a bit before my time but I’ve seen him in reruns of the ’92 election. Seemed like a good egg. Sorry to hear he’s passed on.

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  10. Comment on Who has the youngest assembly group in NI?
    on 7 November 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I’m in my twenties, and the last thing I want is to be governed by people my own age.

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