Category: Politics

BBC broadcaster Stephen Nolan 0

Why is the BBC so coy about Nolan?

A lot of people have been talking about the Nolan shows, both on radio and on television, with many asking if the programmes are a force for good or for bad. Is his adversarial...

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Fisk on Syria

To say the situation in Syria is complex is like saying the Pope is a Catholic. An illustration of this is the talk eminent journalist Robert Fisk gave in Belfast last Thursday when invited...

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The Blame Game

The unionist hissy fit over Alex Maskey saying he would protect his home by throwing stones at attackers and their response to the flag protests speak volumes about the hypocrisy at the core of...

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Katie Taylor – Great Briton

It is unsurprising that the right-wing English newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, should call Ireland’s ambassadorial female boxer, Katie Taylor, British. They have a habit of doing that. Like the words they have made their...

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A widening Gulf?

I was very interested to read an article about how google have left the name of the Persian Gulf unnamed on google maps. Why would they do that? It’s politics, stoopid. Oh, and Arab...

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Divided even in golf!

The First and Deputy First Ministers have congratulated the European Ryder Cup team and quite rightly so. However, the Irish border was much in evidence in the one press release. Little-Ulsterman Peter Robinson said...

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Gregory Campbell: a bum rap?

“Is Gregory Campbell (whose young family the Derry IRA once tried to kill on their way to church) getting a bum rap on BBC Spotlight?” asked Mick Fealty of Sluggerotoole.com after the DUP MLA’s...

David Trimble 0

David Trimble and the Mavi Marmara

So the Nobel Peace Laureate, Lord Trimble, has been nominated  by the Israelis to be an observer into the killings on the Mavi Marmara, the lead ship in the humanitarian effort to help break...