Well, the new Stormont regime starts out with a bit of a surprise…
The leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) Mike Nesbitt, has announced that his party will go into opposition at Stormont. He told the new assembly at its first sitting that the move “heralds a new era for devolved politics at Stormont”. He added: “Let battle commence.”
Good move – there can be no place in an Executive that contains a Party inextricably linked to a still functioning IRA. The role of Opposition is the hallmark of a functioning democracy – it holds the Executive to account and in doing so provides a vital function.
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said his party has not decided yet whether it would go into opposition and was not “focused on stunts”. “We’re not focused on big announcements. We’re focused on working hard to get a programme of government we can sign up to,”
The SDLP have just had their worst ever performance at the polls so perhaps Mr Eastwood should be focused on working out why this is the case? Sitting in a dysfunctional Executive with a Programme for Government that is guaranteed to stutter and crash is our folly but the SDLP are still thinking about it!
The birth of Armaan Singh Gill, a 2kg boy, to Daljinder Kaur was announced by Indian and international media this week. Though she has no birth certificate, Kaur, estimated to be 72, is thought to be the world’s oldest mother. Armaan was her first child. He was the result of her third round of IVF, using donor eggs and possibly donor sperm as well.
Our political class exult in telling us very very important it is that £££ BILLIONS are directed to Foreign Aid. Really?
Britain has given almost £3billion in aid to the world’s most corrupt countries, it emerged last night. Official figures reveal that Britain has handed £2.7billion to the world’s ten most corrupt countries since 2010. The figures came after Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as being ‘fantastically corrupt’.
The latter two “fantastically corrupt” countries are recipients of some £420m from the UK. Nice cash for the corruptocrats that run these failed States.
“The push is on to get gay characters into kids’ movies and shows, along with other mainstream entertainment fare.
Earlier this week, a Vanity Fair writer lamented the fact that Captain America was decidedly not gay.
And GLAAD announced that Disney, among other studios, had a failing grade on its “Studio Responsibility Index” for its lack of LGBT characters. The Human Rights Campaign writes that “for LGBTQ youth who struggle to find acceptance, openly LGBTQ characters in movies and TV shows can become role models, providing inspiration and support to those who truly need it.”
Yes. We need to ensure that at least one of those seven dwarfs is perhaps transgendered? Maybe Snow White could be a lesbian? And as for Prince Charming….
The whole Disney universe is about innocence, childhood innocence. It is very much boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. It may be naive but it sure as hell does not need the sexuality diversity warriors fighting to change this. Hands off Cinderella — and Captain America! (Although the latter IS very friendly with Bucky….)
“Donald Trump has just been hammering away at her. Up until now, he hasn’t been going after you. She’s fighting two big candidates and you’re fighting one,” Mitchell said.
“Oh really? Andrea, in every state that we have won, in 19 states, we’ve had to take on the entire Democratic establishment. We’ve had to take on senators, and governors, and mayors, and members of Congress,” Sanders said.
He added: “So please do not moan to me about Hillary Clinton’s problems.”
Sanders added that he could’ve taken more personal shots at Clinton, but instead focused many of his critiques of her on concrete policy issues.
“As you well know, there are many areas that I could’ve attacked Hillary Clinton on that I have chosen not to attack her on,” Sanders said.
Then there was the following Article posted below…..
Sanders is crushing Hillary, but he can’t win. Clinton “won” the nomination before the first vote was cast by bribing and blackmailing the “Super Delegates” you know the REAL people who decide wins the nominee not the pesky voters. So as he WINS State after State it doesn’t matter.
Sanders: Nominating Clinton would be ‘disaster’ for party, nation
I DO wish commies and libs would make up their tiny minds.
A teacher in Austria will be charged for telling students Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was a child molester […]
Vorarlberg Provincial Councillor Dr. Bernadette Mennel confirmed that the teacher was facing a criminal complaint when she said, “yes, there is an allegation against the teacher,” VOL reports.
Remarks about Mohammed being a child molester refer to a marriage that occurred later in his life. Mohammed was married to a girl named Aisha who was only six years old at the time of their marriage, and only nine years old when they first had sexual relations.
Call me judgmental, but the Arab warlord was what we’d call a child molester, at the least. This much is clear if the history is reported correctly. But here’s the thing, cultural commies have long insisted that we judge the past by today’s standards. They judge the British empire by today’s standards (and it passes muster, as always); Rhodes must fall, because he is judged by today’s standards; Nigger the dog is censored because Guy Gibson failed to foresee today’s standards – but woe betide you if you judge a 7th-Century desert bandit by today’s standards.
WE must remain in the EU because it brings us exotic diseases, apparently. I thought Project Fear had covered it all by now, up to and including Brexit = World War 3, but I have to admit this is a good one:
European Union membership is useful to the United Kingdom because it allows British medical students greater access to people with different diseases, Lord Winston has said […] Lord Winston said the movement of people across the EU had benefited the UK medical profession “massively”.
“It gives our students extra teaching material,” he said. “Because they are seeing diseases they would not see in the indigenous population and treating them successfully.”
There’s a reason why some diseases are not seen in “the indigenous people”, as Britons are otherwise known; it’s because our forbears spent an awful lot of time, money and effort eradicating them. It looks as if the Left has found another triumph of dead white males to tear down if we’re now going to be told that it wasn’t a good thing at all.
But you can tell your aunt Lil it’s a good thing when a Somali walks onto the tube and coughs TB all over her.
Even in the UK, the idea of President Trump is increasingly seen as a distinct possibility. This sort of story informs such a view…
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running neck-and-neck in three key battleground states deemed key to winning the White House in November’s presidential election. The two are effectively tied in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, in figures that will provide a boost to Mr Trump’s maverick campaign. Previous nationwide polls have shown him trailing Mrs Clinton, often by significant margins.
Now there is still a lot of water to flow under the bridge before we know who will most likely become POTUS but only a fool would now write off Trump. With each month he seems to gain momentum and stature – to the chagrin of GOP elitists. And Clinton? Doesn’t the passing time just shine a light into her dark history?
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