East Antrim Result

Beggs, Roy 8462 26.6% Kerr, David 147 0.5% McKeown, James 828 2.6% Neeson, Sean 4869 15.3% O’Connor, Danny 1695 5.3% Wilson, Sammy 15766 49.6% Elected 54.8% turnout Naoise Nunn

…And They’re Off

Paddy Power’s odds on general election results will make for depressing reading for the UUP with a price of just 5/4 offered on the party retaining just a single seat while its chances of retaining two are longer at 7/4. The SDLP fares no better at trackside with the odds of the party retaining a single seat offered at 4/6 and their chances of winning no seats at all is considered more likely by the bookies at 9/1 than their …

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Britain to Elect Psychopath as PM

In typically understated prose, Kevin Myers claims in today’s Irish Times (subs required) that Britain is about to elect a psychopath for his third term as Prime Minister. Although he accepts that: To be sure Tony Blair is not a psychopath in the manner of serial killers; he is merely a man without a conscience who in his youth developed a grandiose scheme to become prime minister of the United Kingdom. He argues that: Because he genuinely has no moral …

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McDaid’s U-Turn

It’s certainly no laughing matter but you have to hear this description on yesterday’s News at One on RTE Radio One by a lorry driver of Donegal Deputy and former Minister, Dr. Jim McDaid’s driving on Tuesday night on his way back from the Punchestown races. It’s prompted much talk about how Ireland lacks a culture of resignation with discgraced public representatives clinging to office in a most un-British fashion! Your thoughts? Naoise Nunn