Tag: DUP

Vaccine Passports: Just Because Something Is Easy Doesn’t Make It Right

The entire process through which vaccine passports have been implemented has been an absolute shambles. In this article I want to lay out: The process by which it has been approved. What the different parties have had to say about it. Why I believe it is morally, scientifically, and fundamentally wrong.  The Process:…

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Vaccine Passports: Where Is The Transparency?

The vaccine passports debacle in Northern Ireland has been a mess from start to finish. I’ve seen this debated on Twitter so much, but to explain why people are frustrated takes more than a few Tweets. So I am going to attempt to lay it out here. If vaccine passports/covid certifications are being…

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Chatter #59 – Sam McBride on Burned and the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) Scandal

Sam McBride, the political editor of the Newsletter and author of the book, Burned, was our guest on today’s show. Burned tells the story of Northern Ireland’s “cash for ash” Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scandal. It’s a fantastic piece of journalism that helps you to understand some of the major issues within the…

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Chatter Episode 45 – Elaine Crory on #WeDeserveBetter and Alliance For Choice

Elaine Crory from Alliance for Choice was our guest on today’s show. She was asked by Progressive Politics Northern Ireland to be a speaker at the Belfast ‘We Deserve Better’ rally, but was asked to pull out amidst controversy surrounding what was described as ‘divisive issues’. We wanted to talk to Elaine to…

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Chatter Episode 40 – Máirtín Ó Muilleoir on Why There Is No Government at Stormont and the Evolution of Belfast

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, former Lord Mayor of Belfast and Sinn Fein MLA, was our guest on the show today. We had a fantastic conversation about the way Belfast has changed during his time in public office, the lenses through which we should view DUP politics, and the progressive alliance for reform in Stormont….

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How Devolution Is Being Affected By Brexit Explained

The scope of devolved institutions to set their own laws has been increasing steadily since the 90s. Tony Blair and New Labour helped establish the power-sharing government at Stormont and gave further powers to Holyrood. However, the Brexit process could bring disruption to this steady decentralisation of power within the UK. What Is…

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