Slugger’s Daily Blogburst..

There’s an Amish saying that says “the faster I go, the behinder I get”… So apologies for the non appearance of yesterday’s blogburst… they had to dig a big hole outside Slugger Central and we lost our electricity supply (it’s also why I’ve not put that thread of Fair Deal’s back up to, for those of you who’ve been getting paranoid). Anyway, kicking off this unmissable blog from Red Lemonade. It works even if you’ve never seen the Irish Apprentice… Hat Tip Suzy, who’s in Brussels today
– So they’re all back to work and the lock step between Sinn Fein the DUP resumes. Which means a return, argues Chekov, to no transparency and no accountability… According to Ignited, none of the issues have been dealt with… And the UUP site thinks it’s an unappetising mixture of fudge and humbug… And if you think that was bad; just wait until a certain judicial review concludes…

– Question: what do you do as a party if your party membership lists get leaked on the Internet (via Mulley)? Answer, check party policy on the Human Rights Act and Data Protection… Jimmy Skinner with some sound common sense on the business of free speech… And Justin reckons Phil Woolas, not the BNP should be public enemy number one…

– Jenny sketches first thoughts on Irish Labour moving into Northern Ireland…

– Horseman with a demographic outline of Cookstown District before it gets washed away forever in the local government re-organisation next year…

– Via Ciaran a fascinating detail from the US election and the consonance between old Cotton picking areas, and the now isolated spots of Democrat representation in the southern states…

– And speaking of Ciaran, he reckons he’s caught the Irish Times entertaining a piece of scientific nonsense on Climate Change with undue reverence…

– While O’Neill reports on just the latest way London has found to treat the Welsh with casual contempt

– Mairtin seems to have an endless store of filmic resources not granted ordinary members to the public (you wouldn’t have a copy of that other late 7Os classic on Belfast Punks: Shellshock Rock Mairtin?). Here he remembers Art McCaig and his 1978 film The Patriot Game

– Tom Harris reckons that David ‘Flashman’ Cameron must have crashed and burned at PMQs yesterday since Iain is calling it a no score draw… But then the week before Cameron had been at his Flashman best/worst*

– Don’t miss Unity’s comprehensive round up on Baby P: A week in the death of common decency

– In the Republic Fergus wonders if the politician in Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell is winning out over the sharp financial analyst when he criticises the banks for now doing exactly the opposite of what got the the country into the pretty mess it’s now in…

– And on the John Sergeant business, Conall’s annoyed… There’s been questions in the Assembly

– And finally, overheard in a Dublin butchers… And Chris explains why in a democracy, the best man rarely wins (of which more later)…

* Delete as appropriate

  • Dewi

    Horseman’s stuff very worth reading.