ONE week after Prime Minister Theresa May compared two LucidTalk polls from last year to warn of growing support for a united Ireland, a poll by Queen's University Belfast has found strong support for the union - or weak support, if 'don't knows' are factored in.
EVEN among the heroic low standards we've come to expect from our elected representatives, an Arlene Foster speech can usually be relied upon to be about as much fun as a burst tyre in a Fermanagh rainstorm.
Jeremy Corbyn plainly does not appeal to all sections of the party he leads, and has never pretended otherwise, but, as he demonstrated again during his visit to Belfast yesterday, he is a politician of rare gifts.
IT is a heavy burden of responsibility to make decisions that impact on the future of people's lives, that's why so few, even those in elected positions of authority, ever really stick their necks out.
Although the Rev McIntyre (May 7) quoted scriptural truths, he sadly loses the argument by deviating from its absolute authority: Firstly by taking to himself a name which belongs to God, ‘Holy and Reverend is His Name’ Psalms 111:9.
IN its occupation of Palestine and in its inhumane treatment of the Palestinian people, the Israeli state is a blight on the democratic institutions of the world set up to protect people from old-style fascism perfected by Hitler or off-shoots of it that we saw in places like Chile and Cambodia.
IT is worth pointing out that if the joint statement issued by the pro-EU parties at Stormont in advance of the latest key round of Brexit negotiations had been tabled as an Assembly motion, it would have won the endorsement of a clear majority of MLAs.
Given the latest atrocities carried out by forces of the Israeli state, when they executed yet more unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza, it may be worth remembering that the Zionist regime is not engaging in a new tactic but is merely expanding upon its existing policies.
Since the beginning of the Palestinian Grand Return March on land day April 30, the world has looked on in horror as Israel has killed at least 109 Palestinians and injured thousands of unarmed Palestinians asking to return to their land and seeking to protect non-violently what little of their land is left.