News review for week ending Friday 19th October 2018

“Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea,” Micah 7:18-19.

MLAs paid £275k for travel to Stormont since suspension

Payment of £275k to MLAs for travel to Stormont branded ‘extravagant’

“The Stormont Assembly has not convened since January 2017. One wonders if it was functioning could we afford to pay the travel expenses of these people!!”


The coming days are critical for NI’s status within UK

Former Northern Ireland Secretary warns ‘Irish border must not block Brexit’

DUP predicts ‘developments’ in Government’s Brexit position over weekend

BREXIT BETRAYAL: Britain to hand billions to Brussels under May’s customs union plot

Brexiteer Bridgen predicts May could be ousted NEXT WEEK amid Chequers customs union row

Arlene Foster warns Theresa May over ‘dodgy’ Brexit deal

Don’t make same error as Thatcher, Foster warns PM on Brexit

I’m not going anywhere, Arlene Foster tells DUP critics

Boris Johnson essay: ‘The only way to put things right on Brexit and avoid Suez is to ditch the backstop on the Irish border’

Sammy Wilson: No-deal Brexit probably inevitable

Sammy Wilson: DUP won’t trigger an election in case Jeremy Corbyn gets in

Downing Street ‘confident’ of Brexit deal despite Irish border impasse

Brexit talks hit ‘real problem’ over Northern Ireland border

Brexit ‘is battle for the union itself’ says DUP’s Nigel Dodds

DUP threat over Brexit backstop deal

Brexit: Nigel Dodds presses Theresa May on ‘no Irish Sea border’ pledge

No deal on Brexit more likely than ever, Brussels warns

Brexit: ‘No optimism’ for summit breakthrough, says Donald Tusk

Brexit: Irish foreign minister Coveney rejects ‘dangerous’ proposal on deferring Irish backstop plan

Theresa May has made an ‘unforgivable mistake’ over Brexit, says former EU trade negotiator Miriam González Durántez

Brexit: ‘Expectations low’ as PM heads to Brussels

Brexit: Sir Jeffrey Donaldson says Union ‘more important than anything else’

‘Varadkar now reveals true goal for NI’ – (Surely the UUP are not finally awakening to what has been obvious to most for a long time!!)

Tusk tells Theresa May to deliver ‘creative’ Brexit solution to end Ireland border backstop roadblock (Europe’s haters of ‘Protestant’ UK fully support Rep of Ireland’s claim over NI!!)

Theresa May vows to protect Union: ‘We will not accept any proposals which would break up the UK’

Arlene Foster is maligned for not trusting EU assurances post-Brexit … so why are her pro-Remain critics never called out for not believing Brussels either?

Why Theresa May can’t agree to EU’s idea of extending Brexit transition by a year

Brexit: UK to consider longer transition period

Any move to extend Brexit transition period would be ‘hard sell’ for PM, says Diane Dodds

Theresa May facing backlash from Brexiteers over talk of extending deadline for UK to leave the EU

REVEALED: What May told Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that will ENRAGE Britons at home

‘Weak’ Merkel SHAMED by German MEP for letting Barnier treat UK with ‘arrogance’ in talks

Leo Varadkar ‘intransigent’ in breaching Belfast Agreement for his preferred status for NI, says UUP

Leo Varadkar references IRA customs post bombing to highlight importance of border issue (There you have it: the terrorist still rules the day!!)

Varadkar shows EU27 dinner guests border bomb horror picture – Brexit deadlock over Ireland backstop (There you have it: the terrorist still rules the day!!)

Physical border checks in Ireland ruled out even with a no-deal: DUP (Why not Sammy??)

Brexit: Coveney rejects ‘scaremongering’ over violence (This amounts to the Dublin government recruiting the IRA to their anti-Brexit crusade!!)

EU may require visas for British travelers post Brexit (Visas were not needed on D-Day!!!!)

“There is something akin to a ‘Munich 1939’ mood surrounding the impending Brexit negotiations!

For us in Ulster, the real issue regarding a ‘hard border’ is that the Irish Republic does not want to see a ‘real border’ between her and Northern Ireland, as there once was, since a United Ireland is her undying ambition. It would be the same as Mexico demanding that the border between it and the USA be no more than a line on a map!!!


Stormont discrimination of Catholics ‘hugely exaggerated’ says David Trimble’s ex-aide


Pearse Jordan: IRA man’s family fails in new legal bid

“Every effort will be made to justify the terrorist and blame the security forces . That’s Irish Republicanism!!!”


Ian Paisley deactivates Twitter account after backlash over retweet featuring paedophile Jimmy Savile

Sinn Fein criticise DUP silence over Ian Paisley’s Jimmy Savile retweet

“Why do today’s public figures feel they have to ‘jump’ when ‘social media’ says so??!!”


Sinn Fein strategist Sean Murray could face Florida gun-running charges

“Great! But I’ll not hold my breath!!!


Northern Ireland students aim to stay in Dublin post-Brexit

“This is another of the BBC’s ‘anti-Ulster’ news stories!!

It will not be be readily understood by those who do not live here but those interviewed in the article, judging by their names, are most likely Roman Catholics by religion and republican by political inclination, so Dublin is their Mecca, which is why they chose it as their university location in the first place. As one of them says: ‘Best thing about living in Dublin: I can speak Irish more often’!!”


John Bercow ‘to quit as Speaker next summer’

“As they say: ‘It is better to go before you are pushed’!!”


Mayor drops Remembrance Day procession over fears children will get cold

“It is a pity there is no export market for ‘idiots’! The UK could make a fortune!!”


Pro-Palestine protesters confront UK’s Israeli ambassador in Belfast

“With the flag of Palestine long flying in IRA supporting areas of Northern Ireland, it is not difficult to identify the philosophy of these protesters!!”


Church of Ireland supports repeal of Republic’s blasphemy law

Explainer: 10 things you need to know about the blasphemy referendum (Dublin Newspaper’s explanation for Republic’s readership)

“What this will mean may be seen in the decision not to prosecute the foul and outrageous blasphemies of sodomite, Stephen Fry, on Irish television!”


Derry’s Irish presidential hopeful Casey makes ‘grossly insulting’ comments about Travellers

Traveller children ‘scared and nervous’ after presidential candidate’s comments

Derry’s Peter Casey suspends Irish presidency campaign

Peter Casey suspends campaign for presidency following controversial Traveller comments

“It is amazing that the glaringly obvious to the general public becomes an offence on the basis of a loud complaint. There are few in Ireland but would find the suggestion of ‘Traveller children ‘scared and nervous’ as laughable!!”


Canada becomes largest country in the world to legalise recreational marijuana

Cannabis in Canada: How it went down on Legalisation Day

“A first of sorts but not the last! The merchants who will finance Antichrist’s empire will be engaged in drug selling. ‘ . . . . . for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (Greek: pharmakeia = enchantment by the administering of drugs) were all nations deceived!!!”


John Larmour: Police Ombudsman rejects RUC collusion claims

Killers ‘not protected’ after RUC ice cream man murder: Police ombudsman

Murdered RUC officer’s son rejects watchdog finding that there was no collusion

“In that evil and shadowy world of ‘IRA informers’, it seems that the rules of law and morality ceased to be. It is significant that 10 years ago, a Police Ombudsman upheld a complaint that the RUC had not investigated the killing properly!!”


John McDonnell: I still long for a united Ireland

“Senior member of the Labour Party, John McDonnell, longs for the destruction of part of the UK is but one reason why the thought of a Labour government in Westminster troubles the Unionist people of NI!!”


Republicans have lost sight of founding values – they care only about victory

‘Would you call Nelson Mandela a terrorist?’ – Sinn Fein’s Ni Riada condemns Enniskillen bombing

Nelson McCausland: 25 years on from Shankill bomb, it’s time for Mary Lou McDonald to admit that every murder is wrong

“It is a question if Sinn Fein ever had any ‘values’ since murder was the corner stone of the movement from its beginning. Prevarication, equivocation, ambiguous, quibbling, fork-tongued – these are the words that best describe Sinn Feiners!!!”


Legendary ‘King of the Wild Frontier’ was accompanied by Ulstermen at the Alamo

Historic Presbyterian trek from Ulster in 1718

“This was over 100 years earlier than the much publicised Roman Catholic Irish emigrants arrived and the Ulster Presbyterians exercised a profound influence on the formation of the USA!!”

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