Roy Uprichard

Spiralling down in a whirlpool wheel spin of casino economics…

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Picture a late November Advent evening last year. In a deconsecrated East Belfast church set midst where Morrisonian nostalgia lingered for decades. Oval shadowed across the way from Samson and Goliath’s stilled steel. In Mersey Street – with the heat …

David McCann

Slugger TV looks at the recent census figures.

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Slugger TV 30th September 2022 from Northern Visions NvTv on Vimeo. Do the Census results represent a seismic shift or is there nothing to see here? David McCann is joined by Brendan Hughes, Daithí McKay and Sarah Creighton to discuss …

Brian O’Neill

Intercepted calls from Russian soldiers in Ukraine…

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The New York Times has created an interactive story from intercepted calls from Russian soldiers in Ukraine. It makes for an inciteful if harrowing read and listen. Exclusive: The New York Times obtained intercepted calls made by Russian soldiers in …

Allan LEONARD (Mr Ulster)

Peace Heroines: Spotlight on Stormont

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The Herstory project, established in 2016 to elevate the stories of women in national histories, launched an art exhibition at the Long Gallery in Parliament Buildings, Belfast. “Peace Heroines” features nine vibrant, largescale individual portrait paintings by artist FRIZ — women who have …

David McCann

Fianna Fail-SDLP partnership comes to an end.

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Suzanne Breen reports in today’s Belfast Telegraph that the SDLP and Fianna Fail partnership has come to an end after three years. Breen reports; The SDLP has officially ended its three-year partnership with Fianna Fail as Colum Eastwood told members that the party must …

Brian O’Neill

Liz Truss’s leadership goes from bad to worse…

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A bear walks into a bar and says, “I’ll have a gin and……….tonic.” The bartender asks, “Why the big pause?” The bear looks down for a second and says, “I don’t know, I guess I was just born this way. …

Andy Boal

Why the neo-Thatcherites’ gamble is doomed…

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“Trickle down economics never existed in the first place, just in the minds of those who don’t like tax cuts” said a friend of a friend, citing a 2015 Spectator article by Thomas Sowell on the same subject.  He proceeded …

Brian O’Neill

Proposal to give Irish presidential voting rights to NI…

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From the Belfast Telegraph: The SDLP and Fianna Fáil have supported a proposal by the southern party’s youth wing to extend the vote for an Irish president to Northern Ireland as they encouraged unionists to “embrace” the invitation. Fianna Fáil …

Brian O’Neill

Pound crashes to $1.03 against the dollar. Have the Tories wrecked the UK economy?

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The Conservative Party likes to be thought of as the party of fiscal responsibility, but that reputation is lying in tatters. First, they gave us Brexit, which hurt trading arrangements, increased red tape and discouraged immigration to the UK. Now …

Brian O’Neill

Former Secretary of State for NI Shaun Woodward says conditions may be already met to hold a border poll…

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Speaking on this morning’s Nolan Show Shaun Woodward said that conditions may be already met to hold a border poll. Might Labour promise a border poll when they get back into power? On @BBCNolan today – Former Secretary of State …

Brendan Heading

Are border poll criteria an excuse for procrastination ?

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This morning, on the BBC’s Sunday Politics, Shadow Secretary of State Peter Kyle made some comments during a brief interview with the BBC’s Darran Marshall on the question of the criteria to call a border poll (iplayer : interview begins …