This part of the world doesn’t need silly little side shows from Little Englanders at a time when the very fabric of society is breaking down because we have no assembly and little evidence that there will be one.
As a NIPSA member I am extremely disappointed that neither NIPSA nor NIC-ICTU have seen fit to issue a condemnation of the recent threatening behaviour directed at Belfast City Council staff employed at Avoniel Leisure Centre and also the threat posed to contractors engaged in the removal of the illegal bonfire.
While it is evident considerable progress has been made this year in regard to contentious bonfires, the stand off at Avoniel Leisure Centre in Belfast shows that sinister elements are still trying to bring their malign influence to bear.
The emergence of pictures of two DUP councillors posing for photographs as the Irish National flag was burned on a bonfire in Portadown suggests that nationalists in the North may be in for another long sectarian marching season.
Tuesday marked a seismic shift at Westminster, as MPs who had largely steered clear of devolved matters in Northern Ireland voted in favour of liberalisation of our abortion and same-sex marriage laws.
In his defence of Newton Emerson, Gerard Herdman (July 1) makes claims Newton does not. I am surprised if Newton joins Gerard in support of the 25 male members of the Alabama legislature who voted recently to deny women control over their own bodies.
Is this promotion or the opposite for Gerry Adams? The man gives up being president of Sinn Féin after 35 years, stays mostly out of his successor’s way as far as the outside world can tell, and how does she reward him? She gives him the portfolio marked ‘Irish unity’.
With Boris Johnson firmly in the lead in the Tory leadership contest concerns are growing over a no deal Brexit and the drastic steps he is prepared to take to ensure the UK leaves the EU on October 31.