Taking a step back

Taking a step back

I’ve been wanting to write a new blog post for ages but the political sands are shifting so much that I’ve really struggled to know what to say. So I’m just going to start writing and see where it takes me. The General Election. Where to begin? If I lived in England I...
The DUP: history and controversy

The DUP: history and controversy

Former DUP leader, Peter Robinson, (left) in paramilitary uniform, 1986. The following story, first published in the Irish Times on 16 May, is of a massive donation to the DUP, which reads like a John le Carré novel – but voters need facts, not fiction. What connects...
Kind of good news: Labour voters went home rather than vote Tory

Kind of good news: Labour voters went home rather than vote Tory

Yesterday’s Ashcroft Poll on SNP ‘defectors’ gave this:   To Labour                    60% To Tories                     30% To LibDems                 10%   So, those 60%, I think, were inspired by Corbyn’s progressive policies and thought the number one...