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Category Archives: Northern Ireland

Free Derry, Jail Gerry

A Londonderry man has claimed that republican vigilantes told him to go to anger management classes or get shot. The Republican Actions Against Drugs (RAAD) has been behind paramilitary-style shootings against those guilty of so-called “anti-social behaviour”. But Hugh Brady, a community volunteer, said he was surprised by the claim. He had never heard about […]

Coded Warning

Circumstances are not yet right for a Sinn Fein deputy first minister to meet the Queen, the acting deputy first minister has said. John O’Dowd’s comments come after Martin McGuinness said that if he is elected as Irish president, he would be prepared to meet the Queen. Mr O’Dowd is standing in for Mr McGuinness […]

Widders ‘n Orfens

Downing Street has apologised to Gerry Adams after the prime minister said he had accepted a Crown title. David Cameron told the House of Commons Mr Adams had accepted the title in order to resign his Westminster seat. This was disputed by the Sinn Fein President who said he had not applied and had received […]

Bare Faced Liar

Gerry Adams has denied claims on WikiLeaks that he was an IRA leader and had advance knowledge of the infamous Northern Bank raid. According to the latest US diplomatic cable leaks, the Irish government had “rock solid evidence” on the allegations. But Mr Adams said the claims were not new, that he had denied them […]

PIPsqueak

All 3 million disabled people, including pensioners and children, who receive allowances will be forced to undergo periodic medical tests to justify the payments under proposals outlined today. Ministers propose to end the automatic right to Disability Living Allowance, worth up to £70 a week for care and up to £50 a week for travel […]

Whigs v Tories

Labour may as well not have fronted. If the UK electoral system was fair, this election would be a fight between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. Even with its current unfairness, it may still be a fight between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. I wrote that after watching the second Prime Ministerial Debate on […]

Be there, or be the democratic deficit!*

Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are preparing to make political history by taking part in Britain’s first ever prime ministerial TV debate. The party leaders have been rehearsing intensively for the 90-minute US-style live broadcast, in which every word and gesture will be analysed. They will answer questions chosen by the audience and […]

Battle of Britain Begins: General Election 2010

Political leaders have headed off on the campaign trail after Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the UK general election would be held on 6 May. He said he would seek a “clear” mandate to continue the “road to recovery”, as Labour bids for a fourth term. David Cameron, whose Conservative Party has been ahead in […]

David Cameron visits Brasenose

As many people would know, David Cameron is a Brasenose alumnus. 2009 is the college’s 500th anniversary (yes, I attend a college more than double the age of my country), and to that end has been putting on various rather pleasant events. There’s been the usual round of balls, parties, guest speakers and lots of […]

When is a trust not a trust?

Via the Restitution Discussion Group (yes, there really is such a thing), I hear that the Australian High Court has indulged in yet another snark at unjust enrichment. Is it just me, or are these self-righteous little rants getting boring? The case is Bofinger v Kingsway Group Limited [2009] HCA 44. The issue raised is […]