‘No uterus, no opinion’ is one of a range of mantras thrown around in the abortion debate. Martin O’Brien – ‘Assembly must demand return to stop abortion on demand’ (August 30) – looks male, clearly has an opinion and is definitely not afraid to share it.
Watching the Conservative Party implode on live television, with a new prime minister witnessing his majority disappearing in front of his eyes, is probably not what the Tory faithful had in mind when they elected Boris Johnson as leader over the summer.
While all eyes are on Westminster and the chaos and drama surrounding Brexit, it is the lack of political activity at Stormont that is causing alarm bells to be sounded over the implications for jobs and the wider economy of Northern Ireland.
For some months now, in the letters page of this paper and others, as well as across various media outlets and platforms, I have encountered many who, for their own reasons, are opposed to Sinn Féin’s abstentionist policy.
Has anyone in Downing Street the time or inclination at the minute, do you think, to try soothing the savage and unquiet breast of Sammy Wilson or Arlene Foster? Hard to picture Nigel Dodds and Sir Jeffrey savage, but unquiet at the moment all ten may well be.
Leo Varadkar's description yesterday of the 'volatile and dynamic' situation at Westminster was, if anything, an understatement of the febrile atmosphere in London where the stakes are being raised ever higher as we hurtle towards the October 31 deadline.
AT last that great charlatan of British politics, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Minister for the Union has banked his first major achievement.
All the indications are that we are moving into a defining period during the Brexit crisis, with the motion which the Labour Party is due to publish at Westminster tomorrow perhaps the last chance of avoiding a no deal catastrophe.