These MPs voted Confidence in Jeremy Corbyn

28 Jun

No Time to Think

FORTY MPs voted full confidence in Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party… in today’s vote. We name 37 of them:

  1. Andy Burnham
  2. Andy McDonald
  3. Angela Rayner
  4. Barry Gardiner
  5. Cat Smith
  6. Chi Onwurah
  7. Clive Lewis
  8. Dave Anderson
  9. Debbie Abrahams
  10. Dennis Skinner
  11. Diane Abbot
  12. Emily Thornberry
  13. Gill Furniss
  14. Graham Morris
  15. Ian Lavery
  16. Ian Mearns
  17. Imran Hussain
  18. Jeremy Corbyn
  19. Jo Stevens
  20. John McDonnell
  21. Jon Trickett
  22. Jonathan Ashworth
  23. Kate Osamor
  24. Kelvin Hughes
  25. Liz McInnes
  26. Pat Glass
  27. Paul Flynn
  28. Peter Dowd
  29. Rachel Maskell
  30. Rebecca Long Bailey
  31. Richard Burgon
  32. Ronnie Campbell
  33. Rosena Allin Khan
  34. Rosie Winterton
  35. Rushanara Ali
  36. Sarah Champion
  37. Tulip Siddiq
  •  If we presume Jeremy voted for himself, we presume among these are other usually loyal votes. But we can’t be sure.

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What is Sinn Fein’s position on Infrastrata Woodburn drill ?

17 May

The Gas Man Cometh !

Sinn Fein have been very quiet on Infrastrata’s project in Woodburn Forest ? I think questions need to be asked about why ?

I was present at the Sinn Fein conference in the Lough Erne hotel when via videolink Dr Tony Ingraffea expressed disbelief that an oil and gas drilling project was to proceed within 400M of a reservoir that supplies 130K people with drinking water.  An important point also made was that we are now into riskier drilling. All the easy to get oil and gas is gone, any project that is proposed now is by nature riskier – whether that be into shales, coal or tight sandstone.  These wells and well sites have a poorer record.

Sinn Fein refused to support the petition of referral of the Minister’s decision to grant a new 5 year term to the drilling company Infrastrata.  I wrote to some of the…

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Teresa Villiers Accidentally Shot in Muff

11 May

The British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has been shot in Muff today, in what has been described as a ‘bizarre turn of events’.

She had gone out sqirrel hunting with her close friend and confidant Marty McGuinness, and a local man Barry McSpiggot. Barry said, ‘ I had the wee red critter in my sights, when it ran up Teresa’s leg, and i couldn’t control the old itchy trigger finger, and i let him have it. Unfortunately, poor Teresa took a bit of buckshot in her Lady Garden. The doctors at Letterkenny General have said they should be able to retrieve it with a set of tweezers and a magnet.’

McGuinness is said to have fainted, as the former butcher is reportedly very squeamish.

The local Gardai are investigating as red sqirrel are a protected species in Ireland. Their spokesman Hugh O’ Donohue said, ‘ We can’t have people running about Muff shooting willy nilly. That is a recipe for anarchy, and we won’t be having any of that in Muff; not on my watch’.

Arrest of Maire Harrington endemic of State Corruption

7 May

Republican SINN FÉIN Poblachtach


Preas Ráitheas / Press Release

In a statement issued on May 6, 2016 Sinn Féin Poblachtach National PRO Seán Ó Dubhláin condemned the arrest and imprisonment of Maire Harrington, the ‘Shell to Sea’ activist who for years has campaigned against the theft and destruction of Irish resources.  She is expected to spend at least 10 days in Mountjoy Prison for non payment of a fine.

“This arrest is endemic of wider state corruption across the 26 Counties.  Rather than listen to the concerns of a well respected community activist the political police of the Free State instead attack and oppress them communities.  Maire has been to the forefront for many years in the fight against Shell and the laying of the gas pipeline in Corrib, Mayo.

“This is not the first time Maire has been imprisoned for her beliefs.  She is a political prisoner, we call for her immediate release and an end to the…

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Éire Nua: Appealing to the Idealism and Highest Instincts of the Irish People

13 Apr

BY DES DALTON, CONTRIBUTOR AND PRESIDENT OF REPUBLICAN SINN FEIN In a letter to the Gown, President of Republican Sinn Fein Des Dalton outlines his perspective on the “sectarian power blocs&#…

Source: Éire Nua: Appealing to the Idealism and Highest Instincts of the Irish People


13 Feb

Source: Jeremy Hunt – TIMELINE OF SHAME

Spent Convictions Law Finally Passed

4 Feb

Irish Cannabis Blog


While most of the talk today was about the dissolution of the Dáil and Seanad ahead of the next election, there were some last minute matters still being resolved.

Among these is legislation which may benefit some cannabis users that have a conviction. I am referring to the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Bill 2012 which is also known as ‘Spent Convictions’ legislation.

The Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Bill 2012 was passed in the Dáil last Wednesday (27th January) before being passed in the Seanad today. The legislation has been sent to President Michael D. Higgins and becomes law once he signs it.

Before today Ireland was the only EU state without such legislation. As the title of the law suggests the process has been underway since before 2012. During that period it looked like the legislation would be passed only for it to be stalled on more than one occasion.

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