While talk of electoral pacts seem to be something of a theme in the upcoming Westminster elections, Boris Johnson will presumably have little difficulty rejecting Nigel Farage's offer of a 'Leave alliance.
Survivors of abuse in Northern Ireland are entitled to feel aggrieved at the shabby way they have been treated by government since the publication of the Historical and Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry report almost three years ago.
Commentators of all shades have enthused a plethora of opinions on the unceasing saga of Brexit and the potential ramifications this British/Tory/ERG inspired Hari-Kari will have on ‘the north of Ireland’.
The circumstances in which 39 people found themselves on a journey for a new life that ended in a sealed container in an Essex industrial estate, will now be subject to court proceedings, and therefore limits comment.
We now know that the British parliament’s imposition, requested by Sinn Féin and the SDLP leader has become law in Northern Ireland and a great many of our people will know the consequences of this. It is undoubtedly true that the pro-abortion lobby has scored a significant victory in their terms in achieving this result.
My withers remain remarkably unwrung by a press article about students at Bristol University where, due to acute housing shortage, they are forced to sleep in 8x10 foot ‘accommodation pods’ they describe as “appalling and not mentally viable”.
SOMEONE - and the quote has been attributed to everyone from Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy to the American writer John Gardner - once said there are only two stories: a man goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town.