Anyone who thinks our civil liberties will be any better protected by a Conservative Government should think again. Speaking in Bangor (the Northern Ireland flavour) on Friday, the News Letter reports Shadow Home Secretary Dominic Grieve saying: … there is â€œa rights cultureâ€ which is â€œout of controlâ€, not just in Ulster, but throughout the… Continue reading Do you “deserve” your rights?
Is it me or is there a link between the government’s (possibly premature, possibly not) triumphalism about winning round the Labour rebels over the Terrorism Bill and the latest political crisis in Northern Ireland? For weeks now, it has been well known that the Brown government has been courting the DUP with a view to… Continue reading 42, Northern Ireland and Cameron’s non-leadership
An interesting article appears out of the blue: Last night the Department of Finance and Personnel reiterated the answer they gave to Mr O’Loan when he asked what consideration the minister (Peter Robinson] was giving to the rating of agricultural land. It said: “Under the current rating system agricultural land is not valued nor rated… Continue reading Will Stormont bite the LVT bullet?