Slugger TV: Episode 3

Slugger TV Episode Three aired tonight on NVTV

Our panelists this week were Irish News Security Correspondent, Allison Morris and Slugger Contributor, Jeffrey Peel.

We discussed the Tory/DUP Deal and the future of Theresa May as Prime Minister.

 

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  • Nevin
  • Nevin

    Jeffrey Peel: “For the Conservative party to do a deal with the DUP is like doomsday scenario. It makes the DUP look legitimate as a real political party.”

    Armagh geddon!!!

  • Jag

    “The DUP are socialist”?

    Mind you, it is the Conservative Jeffrey Peel that says that, which I suppose makes the Conservatives a centrist beacon of social democracy.

  • Jag

    That was one polished production, from the opening credits (Slugger TV), to the quality of the guests who provided tangible clearly-articulated contributions, to the presenter who seamlessly carried the production with his questions and presentation-style, to the camera/editing/sound, all of which made it equal to the BBC in terms of quality. Well done, Slugger!

  • Jag

    I was a bit disappointed in the theme of this week’s show.

    Like frogs, we have been slowly boiled in N Ireland in the past six months. Now, we have no Executive, no formal direct rule, no date for future elections, no deadline for talks. Where’s the outrage, the demand for answers? There should be peaceful protest on the streets at the casual suspension of devolved government. And no-one in the media appears to have realised that lovely smell coming from the cooking pot is us! Surely, that’s the most significant development in the past 10 days, not England (and Wales) offering free abortions to N Ireland women.

    Also, what are the contents of the secret sideletter to the DUP/Tory agreement. We know it includes the back-dating of donor info to 2014, but, what about historical investigations, the future of the Parades Commission and the re-drawing of electoral maps.

  • Brian O’Neill

    Thanks. All on a budget of zero 😎

  • Jag

    Hi Brian, separate matter altogether, and maybe, it’s just me, but there is a glitch on Slugger at present. This thread is showing as the latest, even when I refresh (F5) on the home page.It’s not a consistent glitch, some of today’s posts sometimes appear when you type sluggerotoole.com directly into your browser. Maybe it’s just me…

  • ted hagan

    Good opinion piece by Denis Bradley in the Irish News which castigates the poor standard and laziness of journalism in Northern Ireland at present, and particularly spears the BBC and the Nolan Show. Bradley focuses, quite rightly on so-called analysts or ‘commentators’ (obviously meaning Daithi McKay and Nelson McCausland) for their ‘stunt double’ acts as quasi SF/DUP spokepersons.
    Quite right too. Have these pair set up residence at Broadcasting House, or what? They are never off air. I can’t listen to them any more.
    Bradley recognises Nolan’s talent but believes he is selling himself short by indulging too much in ‘shock jock’ mode. Couldn’t agree more.

  • Granni Trixie

    Except looks like Chris Donnelly is doing Daithi out of business!

  • Granni Trixie

    I noticed too that on the the day and after the plugg was finally pulled by SF and the DUP it did not even make the BBC national news.

  • mac tire

    Same here, Jag. Came back on yesterday, saw some extra posts had an ole read and came back later and all was gone – comments and all.
    I cleared cookies and tried a different browser because it seemed as if my regular browser was messing up.
    To no avail, unfortunately. Perhaps it is something on the back end?

  • Brian O’Neill

    I have cleared the cache let me know if it’s still an issue.

  • Brian O’Neill

    Unionist and republican commentators are thin on the ground that is why you tend to see the same faces.

    Nolan does seem great work but there is times when the show is just a head wreck and I have to turn it off. Crawley is excellent but TalkBack has really dumbed down of late.

    I really enjoy the interview style of Marianne finucane and Miriam O’Callaghan on rte 1. Real class act those two.

  • Brian O’Neill

    Good job David. It’s refreshing to give people the time to actually talk and give a their viewpoint. I really tire of these short adversarial interviews in the mainstream media. With some shows contributors are lucky to get 30 seconds of airtime.

  • ted hagan

    Agreed about Miriam O’Callaghan. Finucane not so much these days. Sean O’Rourke is good. But RTE could teach Radio Ulster in general a thing or two.
    Its morning news presentation has gravitas and sets the right tone whereas Good Morning Ulster seems to focus too much on light-hearted banter, with the ‘highlight’ seemingly being the weather ‘girls’. In fact the whole Radio Ulster schedule could do with a mighty shake-up and a move away from its folksy image.
    Agreed that Crawley is excellent as long as he steers clear of the ‘punch and judy’ phone-ins.
    As for commentators…. they’re not really commentators are they, when they just parrot their party lines? Do away with them and have some real debates. Or would that be too much like worK?