Apologies for the title, but really, seriously, what is it we have now? The Liberal Democrats offered Proportional Representation. They slumped in the election losing seats, and retained their position as the third party in UK politics. The Labour Party offered a referendum on Alternative Vote PR. They lost 91 seats. The Conservatives said no [...]
I notice that, finally, consideration is being given to whether the Conservative Party should be fully invested in Northern Ireland, and what sort of interaction there should be between the party and the (inaccurately described) province. I’ve written about this before, when I was to a large extent agreeing with Jeff Peel (full disclosure – [...]
A very similar article to this appeared over a year ago, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to revive it, now I have readers. Apple Announces iProd march CUPERTINO, California—March 11, 2009—Apple® today introduced the all-new iProd® march, the world’s most desirable reformed christian, capable of sustained belief of its superiority over centuries. The [...]
Monday 25 January, 8.15am Got phone call from Perm Sec’s office, telling me to get to Aldergrove airport and make sure there is no red carpet. DUP don’t look amused that my tie is green. Apparently thery’ve been up all night practicing the scowl and the ‘never’. 9.30am Apparently they’ve been delayed, and they may [...]
The title should presage a joke, but, to be honest, the impact of the idiot leaders of the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom flying to Hillsborough today was nothing short of sickening, as each sought to use the situation in Northern Ireland to deflect attention from their mutually failing regimes each side of [...]
I got a few scoffing emails, mostly from idiots, on my suggestion on Sunday that Arlene Foster could be appointed First Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive. I think this is a good move for a number of good reasons, and for me massively improves the standing of the DUP. First of all, and least [...]
As the probability of Sinn Féin turning the screws on the DUP increases, Northern Ireland Secretary of State Shaun ‘Turncoat’ Woodward is presumably even now ordering his butler to bring him some options to protect Northern Ireland from government collapse. The arithmetic is relatively simple to follow; the DUP is curently the largest party in [...]
nábídána can specifically rule out the possibility that, at least during his stay in London hotels, Mr. Donaldson watched the movie ‘Splendor in the Ass’. What Google search makes of this post is anyone’s guess.
I was bored, and have decided to promote a meme. The #MPsGotTalent twitter meme will track politicians in the UK and associate them with the fantasy talent fellow memeticists assume they have. For instance: @benarchibald believes that Sir Alan Beith (Lib Dem) is an expert knife thrower, that Dr. Ian Gibson (Labour) has the voice [...]
23:40 A person asks seriously if, upon an Obama victory, it will be okay to be a liberal in the USA. ‘Never’! I cry, in my best Ian Paisley voice. Round of applause and laugh from audience. David McWilliams says ‘The DUP has arrived.’ My heart is full.