Category: Articles

  • Memories: My Timeline Has Highlighted the Green Party Election Broadcast of 2007 and the Reverend Billy video.

    14 Years ago Reverend Billy (Stop Shopping) made this election video for the 2007 Assembly Election. I felt it may be too controversial and pulled it. This worked out well as we replaced it by a conventional Green Party Policy video. The media heard of the video and reported that it had been pulled. Mark […]

  • There will be No BREXIT or even BRINO

    There will be No BREXIT or even BRINO

    Brexit will not happen (update) The events of past weeks reinforce my prediction that Brexit will not happen even Boris recognises that the “Brexit dream is dying”. Indeed many commentators are now suggesting that we will now have BRINO. (Brexit in Name Only). A Brexit so coated in fudge and compromise that it would be […]

  • Around the world in 120 Days. Pt 1 London – Panama

    Around the world in 120 Days. Pt 1 London – Panama

    I don’t fly. So when in February 2017 my daughter sent me an Email with details of a round-the-world cruise the following January I was quite excited. The cruise would visit 5 continents and 40 plus countries or territories most of which I had never visited. I booked it immediately and on a cold Friday […]

  • BREXIT: 10 Reasons Why it Will Not Happen (update)

    BREXIT: 10 Reasons Why it Will Not Happen (update)

    Wednesday night’s vote along with last week’s “Agreement” reinforces my prediction made following the referendum that Brexit will never happen. See http://www.northdownindependent.com/10-reasons-why-brexit-will-not-happen/ The events of the past week highlight many of the points I made in my original article. In particular I pointed out that the final decision could not be taken by the government […]

  • David Bleakley Obituary

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of David Bleakley at the age of 92. David served the people of Northern Ireland for many years as an MP in the old Stormont parliament, the 1973 Assembly, the NI convention (1975) and as Minister of Community Relations 1971. I have known David for almost 50 […]

  • Election Death Knell of Brexit

    Election Death Knell of Brexit

    10 Reasons why Brexit will not Happen – One year on Election Result sounds the Death Knell for Brexit In the past year the government’s Brexit plans have made no significant progress but have suffered two important and probably fatal defeats. The Supreme Court ruling on Article 50 and the election result The government had intended to […]

  • Belfast Elects Liberal MP. Lanyon and Tories Defeated.

    Belfast Elects Liberal MP. Lanyon and Tories Defeated.

    Liberal Thomas McClure elected as Belfast MP -Charles Lanyon Loses Seat Conservatives lose 5 out of 6 Borough seats Many contemporary writers concluded that the Ulster Borough Elections of 1868 marked a significant change in voting patterns in Ulster. The conservative party which had previously held all eleven Borough seats lost five of the six […]

  • Brexit Still Will Not Happen

    Brexit Still Will Not Happen

    Trump increases Economic and Security Uncertainty in Europe Following the referendum last July I outlined 10 REASONS WHY BREXIT WILL NOT HAPPEN. The triggering of Article 50 would seem to be an appropriate time to review this prediction. The review confirms my previous conclusion that Brexit will not happen and the events of the past […]