This is Ian Paisley’s speech at the launch of his party’s manifesto as a ‘tagcloud‘ MOst prominent word: Unionist (17 times). It’s a fun little analytical tool I picked up from Simon McGarr’s blog yesterday, where he has a similar one for Michael McDowell’s conference speech, most prominent word: Ireland.
A few other things that struck me was the absence of the Doc’s favourite three letter acronym, either on its own or as an addendum to Sinn Fein (whom he mentions six times). Key words for this particular campaign Deliver and delivering are both prominent (five times), as is progress. Party is mentioned seven times (hammering home the unity message?). Ireland gets seven mentions, whilst its companion Northern comes up six.
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