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Unionist backroom

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As the weekend meeting of the Ulster Unionist Council approaches, more and more journalists turn their attention to the expected showdown between David Trimble and the hardliners in his party, a group who in the Assembly at least can be …

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Thanks..

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Thanks to the refreshingly poetic Carisenda for the positive mention (seems to have a bit of a Robert Frost thing going at the moment). I was interested to see such a disparate crew as Hawkgirl, the Badger, Malachi O’Doherty, and …

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Realignment; past lessons

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There has been some speculation recently about the realignment of political parties in Northern Ireland; for instance the SDLP merging with Fianna Fail, or the UUP reintegrating with the Conservatives in Britain. It’s always interesting to look at how such …

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Adams on Blair’s vision…

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In an interview with Andrew Cawthorne, Gerry Adams praises Tony Blair’s vision: The strategic vision, I think, which marked Tony Blair’s involvement in this process some years ago and which was part of bringing about the Good Friday agreement, part …

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If you thought things could get ridiculous in NI…

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Here’s a cautionary tale of what can happen when you follow your instincts and go to war on…. well anything! Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… Subscribe

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Nationalist backroom

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The SDLP rarely get a share of the headlines, but Mark Durkan’s visit to the Shankill has certainly bought him plenty of column inches, here, here and here. However he followed up with an attack on Jeffrey Donaldson’s article (see …

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Unionist backroom

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Public insults are part of the stock in trade of all NI political parties, with the possible exception of the SDLP the Alliance party, and the Women’s Coalition. Steven King’s extraordinary headline in last night’s Belfast Telegraph, Scumbaggery feeling squeeze, …

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Policing drama

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John Reid confirms the creation of a ceasefire monitor. Richard Haass agrees. Sinn Fein dismiss it as a stunt to help David Trimble out of a sticky situation. Suzanne Breen agrees, but takes an opportunity to excoriate the quality of …

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Weblogs

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For more on weblogs and how they’re used, there are several good articles on the net, here, here and here. For a glossary of weblogging try this.And welcome back to the new, more stylish Brendan O’Neill. Discover more from Slugger …

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More Catholics than Protestants support the Police

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Extraordinary headline, but one borne out by this study for the BBC. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… Subscribe

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