Fionola Meredith: If Northern Ireland is an equal part of the UK, why then is life so different here? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Blood is probably the most powerful substance for a politician to invoke, as Enoch Powell knew all too well. It summons up deep, visceral images of homeland, motherland, territory, sovereignty, life and death. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/fionola-meredith/fionola-meredith-if-northern-ireland-is-an-equal-part-of-the-uk-why-then-is-life-so-different-here-37458568.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/fionola-meredith/article37458567.ece/fc513/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-26_opi_45195062_I2.JPG Email Blood is probably the most powerful substance for a politician to invoke, as Enoch Powell knew all too well. It summons up deep, visceral images of homeland, motherland, territory, sovereignty, life and death. To speak, as the DUP leader Arlene Foster has done in the context of the Brexit negotiations, of a "blood red line" … [Read more...] about Fionola Meredith: If Northern Ireland is an equal part of the UK, why then is life so different here?
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A Hessle gin bar has been included in the ultimate UK gin crawl 2018. No 3 Gin Club, in The Weir, has been awarded spot 85 for fans of the botanical drink to visit on their journey from St Ives in Cornwall to Northern Ireland’s Ballymena. Researchers at Activity Superstore have mapped out the ultimate gin crawl across the UK, which will take five days to complete and cost a total of £1,428.89 on the proviso you buy a drink in every one of the 100 bars. The new map takes the top rated 100 gin bars in the UK and reveals the shortest, most efficient route possible, to visit every single one of them. Matt Davis, of Activity Superstore, said: “The Ultimate Gin Crawl map is a fun way to explore some of the best specialty gin bars in the UK. "If you’re a gin lover, why not grab a few friends and a designated driver (who isn’t drinking) and start ticking off the list of locations in our guide. “We do not recommend drinking in all of the 100 gin bars in a … [Read more...] about This gin bar is officially part of the UK’s ultimate gin bar crawl
Brexit is clear and present danger to the future of the UK, Labour MEP warns BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) could trigger Scots to vote for independence and also bring about a united Ireland, new polling has suggested. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/brexit-is-clear-and-present-danger-to-the-future-of-the-uk-labour-mep-warns-37276867.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37276865.ece/8e573/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_de28451b-6d9c-46cc-91ab-2c683983760f_1 Email Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) could trigger Scots to vote for independence and also bring about a united Ireland, new polling has suggested. Pro-European campaigners at Best for Britain said the findings “ominously threaten the union as we know it” while Labour MEP Catherine Stihler claimed: “There is a clear and present danger to the future of the United Kingdom.” The research, carried … [Read more...] about Brexit is clear and present danger to the future of the UK, Labour MEP warns
Millions of people have been slapped with a hosepipe ban in parts of the UK as the dry weather shows no signs of abating. United Utilities has imposed a temporary barring of using hosepipes for the people it supplies to the north west of the country after reporting low reservoir levels and limited rain throughout the rest of July. The ban is expected to affect millions of people when it comes in on August 5, with a spokesman for the firm saying it would "safeguard essential supplies". But with Northern Ireland also under a ban, will Bristol follow suit? And what will it mean if a ban is imposed? And what kind of trouble can you expect to get in if you break it? Is Bristol under or getting a hosepipe ban? In a word, no. And Bristol Water, which supplies the city and the surrounding area, is confident this won't be happening anytime soon. A spokeswoman for the utility company said they had been monitoring their reservoir levels and said they were in a "good" position. "We are not … [Read more...] about Will Bristol be added to the hosepipe ban hitting parts of the UK?
0 Comments Alex Kane: Arlene Foster's tin-eared response to the abortion referendum is further proof of the distance she still has to travel to sell a truly inclusive unionism BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Arlene Foster chose a bold title for her speech to the Policy Exchange conference in London last week: An Awkward Relationship? Ulster Unionism and the rest of the United Kingdom. It was a bold title for what was, in parts, a bold speech. Had she avoided the cheap jibe at nationalism ("Citizenship and rights are essentially unionist issues. They are issues we should set out to reclaim. Nationalism is, by its nature, narrow and exclusive."), the genuinely interesting parts of the speech wouldn't have been washed away by the inevitable reaction to one line. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/alex-kane-arlene-fosters-tineared-response-to-the-abortion-referendum-is-further-proof-of-the-distance-she-still-has-to-travel-to-sell-a-truly-inclusive-unionism-36958254.html … [Read more...] about Alex Kane: Arlene Foster’s tin-eared response to the abortion referendum is further proof of the distance she still has to travel to sell a truly inclusive unionism