Author Archives: Declan Wilson

Opinion: Alliance holds firm against intimidation

We are now just over a week on from the infamous flag vote at Belfast City Council and whilst it is now clear that the Alliance Party will emerge from this with its credibility and reputation greatly enhanced it has come at an enormous cost to its elected members, officers and activists who have been put under intolerable pressure. Now we know what mob rule looks like. If Northern Ireland was a normal society rival politicians would have by now put differences aside and be standing shoulder to shoulder with Alliance in a united front on the side of democracy …

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  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 28th Jun - 9:23pm
    It can happen, has happened, that one party gets more votes and another gets more seats, that is the effect of the current electoral system.
  • User AvatarRoland 28th Jun - 9:07pm
    Brian, a good clear level-headed piece about the progress of this emotive bill and what efforts you and the other LibDem peers will be doing...
  • User AvatarRoland 28th Jun - 9:05pm
    @Is it worth funding the construction HS3 (Northwest) and HS4(Southwest), before HS2.? Well in the context of Brexit, the downgrading of the UK's credit rating,...
  • User AvatarDerek Campbell 28th Jun - 9:04pm
    @ David Raw Is constitutional history binding?
  • User AvatarGordon 28th Jun - 9:02pm
    Katharine - Thanks for those kind words and also for the original article. My first comment was a comprehensive rejection of the party's policy stance...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 28th Jun - 8:42pm
    Sorry, should have said his or her judgement.