NI Election: Some in UVF itching to get guns out – thought of Sinn Fein calling shots won’t help the mood

Posted By: March 07, 2017

Loyalist paramilitaries’ failure to make a political impact is in stark contrast to old foes Jim McDowell. Belfast Telegraph.Monday, March 6, 2017I pushed the security buzzer on the front door of the loyalist ex-prisoners’ aid and advice center in north Belfast. They took a long, hard look at me on the security camera inside.Eventually, one of them came down to the […]

My father and Martin McGuinness got over far worse – time for humble pie: Ian Paisley

Posted By: March 07, 2017

Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, March 7, 2017. DUP MP Ian Paisley has said it is time for humble pie to be served and eaten.The North Antrim MP, speaking on Sky News, said politicians needed to move beyond the past and resolve their differences. It comes as DUP MLAs will meet for the first time since the election last week in […]

Can Arlene Foster reinvent herself and show she’s very different to the image that has now taken hold?

Posted By: March 07, 2017

By David Gordon.Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, March 7, 2017As Arlene Foster and the DUP survey their post-election surroundings, they may perhaps find some wisdom in the finely-honed words of Bono and U2.‘You’ve got to get yourself together,You’ve got stuck in a moment,And now you can’t get out of it.’Those who imagined the DUP leader would meekly walk away after a damaging […]

Arlene Foster left stranded as world changes around her

Posted By: March 07, 2017

Fionnuala O Connor. Irish News. Tuesday, Saturday, March 7, 2017It could, of course, be a temporary thing. The DUP may pull themselves together, replace a damaged Arlene Foster with someone capable of re-thinking unionism, someone flexible and magnanimous.This would be good, if hard to imagine.There is another possibility. Sinn Féin might play this all wrong, settle for too little, […]

If only Foster was polite, unionism would have had better result: peer

Posted By: March 07, 2017

  IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus David Trimble led the Ulster Unionists from 1995 to 2005News Letter. Belfast. Monday, March 6, 2017One of the men who helped set up the Stormont Assembly has said DUP “foolishness” and Arlene Foster’s failure to be polite are to blame for the drop in unionists’ electoral fortunes.David Trimble, former […]

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