DUP leader “trying to keep politics in the gutter”

Posted By: February 11, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGDistributed by IrishNationalCaucusI ACCUSATIONS: SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has hit out at DUP’  scaremongering. Picture: Mal McCannClaire Simpson. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, February 11, 2017ARLENE Foster is trying to keep politics “in the gutter,” SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has claimed.Mr. Eastwood accused the DUP leader of trying to degrade the election campaign and “scaremongering” about the future makeup […]

Battle lines murky in upcoming diversion

Posted By: February 11, 2017

Patrick Murphy.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, February 11, 2017 Isn’t it wonderful to see our politicians speechless? Of course, they are all talking, but none of them are actually saying anything because they find themselves contesting an election which has no purpose, no issues, and no interest.Less than three weeks before polling day, we might reasonably expect arguments about the economy, education or […]

Antagonistic Arlene is counter-productive

Posted By: February 11, 2017

“The writer of the article below refers to the dehumanizing attitude/policy of some Unionists/Loyalists/Protestants: “’holding your nose’ is a requirement when dealing with Sinn Féin.”  Imagine if some white Members of Congress had the attitude of “holding your nose” when dealing with African-American Members of Congress. That would be clearly seen for what it is: ugly […]

Dismay at easy passage of bill

Posted By: February 11, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Friday, February 10, 2017 Anyone with a sense of concern for the UK’s future relationship with the Europe Union and the outcome of the Brexit negotiations will feel only dismay at the easy passage of the bill to start the process of withdrawal.The bill giving Theresa May the authority to begin exit talks under Article 50 of the […]

Brexit: Good Friday amendment to bill fails

Posted By: February 11, 2017

By Stephen Walker BBC.NI . Thursday, February 9, 2017 A move to ensure the government takes on board the Good Friday Agreement during Brexit negotiations has been rejected by MPs.The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) proposed the amendment to the Brexit bill which paves the way for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.It was defeated by 327 votes to 288.MPs approved […]

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