Damp squib over SpAd…

LOOKS like Guido’s commenters may have known something he didn’t, as it appears Peter Hain’s new special advisor, Robert Philpott, wasn’t a replacement for Phil Taylor after all. Apparently Philpott started towards the end of last year, before the Taylor controversy, to replace Claire McCarthy, who went to Transport for London. At least, that’s what my special advisor on the matter told me. Last year’s list of SpAds can be found here.

Living History 1968-74

A unique, once-in-a-lifetime 10-week course at Stranmillis University College Belfast featuring live, in-depth interviews with leading figures from this tumultuous era in Northern Ireland’s cultural and political history.

Live interviews with: Bernadette McAliskey, Austin Currie, Brid Rogers, Baroness Blood, Dennis Bradley, Baroness Paisley, Lord Kilclooney, Tim McGarry, Danny Morrison, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield and others…

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