April Articles

Unionism needs to be clever and not assume that compromise makes you a Lundy

I’ve only been a declared unionist for a very short while and already I’m a Lundy. Published: 12 April 2022 Most recently this accusation has been levelled at me over a tweet I wrote the other day in response to the defaced poster of Doug Beattie showing him with a...

The tide is turning against radical ideas on gender

Here’s a question to ask candidates on the doorstep over the next few weeks when you get tired of discussing the protocol. Published: 5 April 2022 “Can a woman have a penis?” This is the answer the leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, produced last week, when...

Until Sinn Fein changes its spots Northern Ireland will not have stable government

First, the bad news, though you know it already. Published: 27 April 2021 Until the Sinn Féin leopard changes its spots there’s no hope of having a stable government in Northern Ireland working for all its people. The Province is stuck for now with a disruptive...

Sinn Fein’s hollow ‘apology’ for Mountbatten’s murder

Published: 19 April 2021 Prince Philip's death presented Sinn Fein with a particular challenge, given that the IRA murdered his beloved uncle. 'I am sorry that happened. Of course, that is heartbreaking,' said the party's leader Mary Lou McDonald this weekend. But if...

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