The EU wanted to cease the ongoing austerity measures and food banks in the UK by ending the massive tax-avoiding practices and Tory aspirations of turning the UK into a major global tax haven, but prominent Brexiteers managed to protect the sovereignty of our wealthy tax-dodgers by deceiving the British people into voting to leave the EU!Novel Extract – Brexit Explained
Sinn Féin Poblachtach condemns the actions of what we believe to be an undercover British Crown Forces unit in an area of West Tyrone late on Saturday, November 19. Two vehicles pulled into a quiet cul de sac and turned off their lights. A number of local residents observed four people in each vehicle, dressed […]British Crown Forces using drone technology to spy on Republicans/nationalists
The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated two 6-pound gelignite bombs at two pubs in Guildford, England. The pubs were targeted because they were popular with British Army personnel. Four soldiers and one civilian were killed, whilst a further sixty-five were wounded. The bomb in the Horse and Groom detonated at 8:30 pm. It killed Paul…#OTD in 1974 – Guildford Pub Bombing by the IRA leaves five people killed and a further 65 injured.
Gavin Williamson, newly-appointed Minister Without Portfolio in Rishi Sunak’s government, has been causing trouble again. It has been alleged that Williamson sent abusive texts to former Chief Whip Wendy Morton on September 13 – so it has taken a while to come to light, complaining that he and other colleagues had been excluded from the…No sooner is Gavin Williamson back in the Cabinet than he is causing trouble
Dog-whistle Labour leader criticises immigrants in NHS and wants numbers down – but wants more immigrants making money for companies Keir Starmer attacked the number of immigrants working in the NHS on the BBC this morning, in another shameful example of dog-whistle politics as he continues his attempts to pander to the far right. And…Video: Starmer attacks number of immigrants in NHS – but wants more to work in factories
It was without doubt, the best article written about the March 1988 slaying of three IRA members, part of a team that planned to bomb the British colony of Gibraltar, allegedly targeting a British Army band outside the Governor’s residence. I reproduce it here, via a link to Granta, which published the article, in memory of, and in celebration of Ian Jack, one of the best journalists of our time, who sadly died last week.
Here is the Granta piece. Enjoy…..
Fears for the sanity of Tyrone’s only treasure, Hugo Duncan, as well as that of all the other celebrities too, have been expressed across the county this morning as bookies stop taking bets that Duncan will appear in the upcoming Celebrity Big Brother programme.
Masses were dedicated to the Wee Man From Strabane in Omagh, Cookstown and Brocagh this morning to give him the strength to survive three weeks in a house with transvestites, rappers, Americans, glamorous women and drug-fuelled has-beens.
Radio Ulster studio producer and close friend Harry Hagan is fearful that the experience could break the county singing legend:
“We joke about his diet and all but people need to realise he really is addicted to cream buns and cakes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner – you’ll see Hugo with cream all over his chin. There’s no way the Big Brother crowd will provide…
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Shop owners have called for calm after fighting broke out in stores across the county today after Mars Wrigley said it would be eliminating the sweet from some of its tubs.
The Bounty, which research shows is the one sweet most likely to be left over towards the end of the tin’s lifespan, is a staple sweet in Tyrone and has over 20 Bounty Fan Clubs in its honour, from as far apart as Ardboe and Aughabrack.
A store in Strabane was set alight after a gang of elderly shoppers tore open three boxes to find there were no Bounties in them at all. They also attempted to beat up the man at the Post Office in the shop even though he was only a part-time worker drafted in that day and in reality has nothing to do with Mars.
Dungannon proprietor Willie Baker admitted he fears the Christmas period:
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Just a few months ago in December, many were celebrating the centenary of Northern Ireland’s existence and its place within the United Kingdom. The BBC exhibited a range of articles depicting its history, politics, and culture. Yet, in just over a month’s time, the people of Northern Ireland will head to the polls and the […]Northern Ireland question: the inevitable goodbye?