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When watching the leaders walking onto the world stage at the NATO conference & note how chic & classy they look & then along comes Boris, slightly stooped, hands clasped behind his back (Churchillian style), hair a mess (Einstein/academic style) & jocular, one rightly cringes.
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Rest in peace, Dane Deborah 🙏🙏🙏
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news.sky.com/story/boris-joh… Boris Johnson makes second surprise visit to Kyivno show without Punch 😊
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* That should have read “no show without Punch”. Trust Twitter! 😊
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Methinks that Mr Conor Burns suffers from a vivid imagination…that stack of papers is quite unbelievable. Wonder how many companies papers are contained in that bundle, if they are exactly as he claims?
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Currently watching Newsline & watched PM’s questions in HoC earlier. I’ve just been thinking how is it that EU politicians are so perfectly groomed & so very chic? Can’t think of one outstandingly well-groomed male politician in WM. Suggestions anyone? 😊
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Thank goodness there are some unionists like Arnold out there! An excellent contribution to Talk Back. We need more voices like his. 👏👏👏
We are watching history being made…not the best history, but that is in the hands of the fates, the historians & the unfortunate people who will be left to foot the bill…it will be mighty.
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I hope this bill has a very “tempestuous passage” (GMU) through the HoC & HoL. It will be a hoot if the govt hold the DUP to ransom by telling them if this nefarious bill passes in the HoC, the govt expects them to re-enter the Stormont Executive before bill goes to HoL.
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Waiting, with baited breath, to see if Nr N invited Mr A & Mr B to contribute to his show this morning.
Honestly, one never ceases to be amazed. I’ve just heard a BBC journalist talking to a US commentator (I think) about Charles III when he ascends the throne. I’m not a royalist, but that’s unspeakable. Have some dignity & respect in your commentary as HM may well be watching.
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Pat Finucane’s son, John made one proud as did Naomi long on Question Time tonight. I do not disparage Emma Little-Panhellenic as she is stuck in the unenviable situation of being a member of the DUP & heeding their bidding.
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*Oops, “Pengelly”. Sorry, I did not notice the misspelling at the time.
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Oftentimes, when I hear all rhetoric being spouted with regard to the various terms used eg Planter etc I think many people should get their ancestral DNA analysed. They could be surprised &, for many, the knowledge gained from their ancestral roots could be quite a leveller.
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Great news that the Irish Language & Ulster Scots are being officially recognised today. Fantastic for both.
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My favourite prose poems by John Donne. It resonates for us now as much as it did then. Where are the great men/woman of today who, through well expressed thoughts, could give us pause for thought & whose moral rectitude lead the nation back to sanity. web.cs.dal.ca/~johnston/poet…
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Mr Habib is getting hot under the collar. He’s been offered a flannel 😊
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When Boris comes to NI tomorrow, he should bear in mind that if he does capitulate to DUP/TUV strictures, he should never take their support as guaranteed. It needs to be remembered they helped take down May’s govt & would easily do so again if it suited their pernicious agenda.
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