‘GRACE’ by Eamonn Mallie

At one thirty on Monday lunchtime well away from the cameras and the public an enfeebled and emaciated deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness walked into First Minister Arlene Foster’s office and greeted her in a virtual whisper. Mrs Foster rose to her feet, shocked at Mr McGuinness’s disposition, moved towards him, took him in her…

‘Ashes, bibles and Politics’ by Dave Maley

Would it take a prescient or imprudent pundit to predict where the “Cash for Ash” scandal will eventually lead us? I think not. In H.M.S. DUP, we may really have witnessed the building of the unsinkable. They’ve got away with Red Sky, Irisgate was a hit above the waterline, they’ve got away with NAMA –…

‘RETSLU’s POLITICAL GAGA’ by Eamonn Mallie

‘The lady is not for turning.’ The arguments being prosecuted by Arlene Foster’s advisors for this stance – there can be no tolerance of any diminution of Arlene’s ‘tough leader’ persona and there can be no tolerance of any move to ‘damage or weaken Unionism.’ History is not on the side of Arlene in the…