Winston Churchill defined success in politics as a two-stage process which involves the capacity to forecast what will happen in the coming days, months or year and, in conjunction with that, “the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen”.
WE’RE not very happy at the moment are we? I used to think maybe there were pockets of happiness here and there, obscured by the bitterness and anger convulsing the world, but pulsing steadily nonetheless.
As further details emerge of the horrific ordeal endured by businessman Kevin Lunney, pressure is growing on the police on both sides of the border to bring those responsible for this savage crime to justice.
Belfast City Council and Stormont’s Department for Infrastructure will not admit they are trying to engineer trouble out of the landscape, literally, at the Bloomfield Walkway in east Belfast, the site in recent years of the Chobham Street loyalist bonfire.
While I fail to see the point of the annual ‘Was Gerry Adams in the IRA’ debate, there’s only so many times the same question can be asked, it does highlight the issues we face when dealing with the past.
Has DUP veto on democracy? Please forgive my confusion but when a British decision ignores the majority of the electorate in the six counties and has no cross-community support that is a democratic decision fully supported by the DUP.