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Nationalisms

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Roderick Dunbar asks, “where have all the socialists gone?”, while Newton Emmerson rejoices in the tag of the middle class, declaring loudly that the class war is over! Billy Mitchell argues that the substance of British citizenship is more important …

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Friday, August 16, 2002

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James Murray Brown in the FT talks to John White, former spokesman for the now disbanded UDP, and close associate of Johnny Adair. In the course of his interview he says:“We understood that in a divided society there had to …

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Other unionist voices

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With David Trimble on holiday, the local papers seem to be giving more space to other Unionist voices.On the front of today’s Irish News is Trevor Ringland, founding member of Unionist pressure group Re-Union, who said last night that though …

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Silly season?

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Ray O’Hanlon reports on how serious the Ulster ‘silly season’ can get. It’s clear that this term always has grave connotations that don’t apply elsewhere. The US-based Irish Echo chooses to lead on the disturbances around Cluan Place, by the …

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Back again

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Having been out in the wilds of Donegal for the last week and a half, and far far away from even my laptop, I have missed out on a few things I will be trying to pull in over the …

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Peace and war

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With the hope surrounding meeting of John White and Alex Maskey in the Mayor’s parlour, there is a plethora of warnings about the consequences of any further violence. Sinn Fein claim that the UDA is on a sustained campaign of …

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Bigotry

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Julie Burchill had the chattering classes chattering, like she rarely has before with a fairly cack-handed attack on Ken Livingstone’s support for the London St Patrick’s Parade earlier this year. Malachi O’Doherty suggests some may be losing a sense of …

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Calm before the storm

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Though the summer has been accompanied with its share of tragedy, Kevin Connelly sees real change coming in the longer term.It’s the silly season in NI. Many politicians are away on holiday taking stock of the summers activities, and the …

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Going to Ireland..

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From Monday I will be in Ireland for three weeks. Though posting may be less regular, I hope to bring you more direct accounts of political and cultural life in Northern Ireland. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get …

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Northern Ireland not going to WSSD?

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Tim Butcher reports that the First Minister may be blocked from representing Northern Ireland at the World Summit for Sustainable Development.Earlier this year Dermot Nebitt’s private secretary laid out the measures the Minister was taking in preparation for the conference. …

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