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Hardly a fleg to stand on as Mr Haass moves in

A SINN Féin motion condemning the loyalist attack on Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir in Woodvale last month was opposed by the DUP on Monday night. They argued that a hell of a lot of things have gone on over the summer and it would be wrong to concentrate on a single issue like a […]

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Politics 101 down the phoneline

A politics major from Harvard (calm down, Willie – a bit different from a UDR major) calls and asks Squinter if he’ll do a phone interview on the subject of ‘Culture Wars in Belfast.’ Last night he emailed a transcript of our chat, which Squinter’s happy to share with you today. So when did all […]

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Operation Banner swings into action

ALL Squinter did was highlight a fact. And that fact was that one weekend recently when Squinter visited the Saturday Woodvale protest the numbers were nowhere near the “thousands” reported on the BBC website. Perhaps one of the reasons that the numbers were not what they might have been, Squinter speculated, was that over in […]

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Jail/bail diary of Master Jamie

Day 1. I can’t believe my fellow Ulstermen clamped me in chains and brought me here to Maghaberry. It’s bad enough they’re beating us off the streets in East Belfast – now they’re locking us up too. Rabbie Burns got it right when he wrote, ‘Was it for this the Wild Geese cast the grey […]

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Flag protests – your super A to Z guide

A is for anger Everything that has happened in Belfast and elsewhere since December 3 2012 has been motivated by anger. The loyalist people are angry and the main reason for their anger is that nobody seems to know what they’re angry about. Every loyalist spokesman says something different from the last when asked why […]

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Stickin’ out – or was it wee buns?

BACK in the house, on the sofa, under a blanket and with a hot water bottle on his frozen feet, Squinter sat in the midst

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