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  • 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 (Part 2) Panama to Asia

    Around The World In 120 Days (Part 2) Panama to Asia

    Panama Canal to Polynesia Crossing Equator 31st January On leaving Panama we headed south-west to French Polynesia. This was the longest single section of our cruise a distance of 5000 miles and nine days at sea. This time was probably the most relaxed period of my entire life. We had no contact with the outside […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Assembly Elections: Constituency Predictions

    Assembly Elections: Constituency Predictions

    These predictions are based on applying the 2016 Assembly election votes to the new five seat constituencies.They do not take into account the candidates, issues and the campaign. These predictions will be adjusted to take these into account along with the final polling evidence from Lucid Talk. The DUP will lose 9 SF 6 SDLP […]

  • 10 Reasons Why Brexit Will Not Happen

    10 Reasons Why Brexit Will Not Happen

    A month after the referendum it is becoming clearer that Brexit will never happen. There was never a consensus on what form Brexit should take. Brexit means Brexit is meaningless as there is no agreement as to what Brexit means Some Leave voters voted to cut all links with the EU while others wanted to […]

  • £1 million Gun Club Scandal Must Never Be Repeated

    £1 million Gun Club Scandal Must Never Be Repeated

    As a new gun club facility opens we must insure that such a scandal must never be repeated says former councillor Brian Wilson. The decision by the North Down Council to add the Gun Club to the community centre at the cost of £1 million is a blatant abuse of local council powers. The decision was made […]