SDLP MLA for South Down
I spent much of the last year writing about Covid. Largely about how the Stormont administration had managed to lag behind every twist and turn of the pandemic, but nonetheless keep Northern Ireland leading the way in cases of infection and, for some time, in deaths per capita.
The SDLP gathers in Bellaghy for its annual conference tomorrow, just 74 days before a tough Assembly election. Amid the fevered focus on whether Sinn Fein becomes the largest party and provides the First Minister — assuming an Executive can somehow be formed — what can Colum Eastwood do to improve his party’s fortunes?
The First and Deputy First Ministers have voiced criticism of the Home Office’s new immigration bill, saying it creates an “unhelpful two-tier system” which could give rise to the perception that asylum seekers “do not have the right to be here”.
To Coventry Cathedral, as Northern Ireland’s centenary year was analysed last week by a panel on “Prospects for Peace 100 years on from the Anglo-Irish Treaty”. The event was part of a Global Peace Forum, organised by Coventry University.
From an Illuminati-run council on the north coast to sovereign sausages, Andrew Madden takes a closer look at some of the more unusual things in the Assembly and further afield this week.
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