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Sinn Féin’s Welfare Reform Block Is Aimed At Voters In The Republic

Monday’s dramatic lodging of a petition of concern over the welfare reform bill by Sinn Féin in Stormont is the first of what will be many attempts by the party to portray itself as the anti-austerity party on the island of Ireland. In many ways however … Continue reading

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1918 and The Repeating of British Electoral History

One of the finest pieces of analysis on the general election campaign emerged from Alex Massie in The Spectator this week. The article contains various points of interest but one that got me stroking my barely noticeable stubble was Massie’s comparison … Continue reading

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The Ulsterisation of Scottish Politics

    Comparisons to Northern Ireland always make some people uncomfortable. Whether it’s the rampant sectarianism, its murderous past or the area’s harsh accent it seems Scots don’t like being compared to our close neighbours. Yet we share not only … Continue reading

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