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The General Election campaign in Mid-Ulster

To be honest I love going on the stump, all of it! Even though you know it is going to be a very hard campaign. There are none harder than campaigning for a liberal party in the deeply polarised area West of the Bann. The hardest bit is getting started – Knowing that whatever you do, however hard you fight, however good your arguments or your candidates, you are going to lose and lose very big.

The street pounding, the leafleting, the phone calls, the “grip and grin”, the talking, talking, talking, persuasion, persuasion, persuasion, cajoling, joling, joling, joling.

The campaign begins so long before the date that the election is called and yet, yet, yet…

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  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 2nd Jun - 9:34am
    This sounds like just another bonkers conspiracy theory
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    All these people campaigning to remove Cumings have probably spent the week end laying on the beach ,spreading the coronavirus & leaving the beaches strewn...
  • User AvatarNonconformistradical 2nd Jun - 9:19am
    https://universalcreditsuffer.com/2020/05/31/cummings-spare-cottage-without-planning-permission-and-pays-no-council-tax/
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 2nd Jun - 9:10am
    cont/ Thus, Studwell isn't advocating mercantilism or growth at the expense of other nations. Studwell also is no advocate of picking winners, or of promoting...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 2nd Jun - 9:09am
    @ Thomas, Thanks for the interesting link. It's hidden behind a paywall unfortunately so I've extracted part of it here. Studwell is partially right ....
  • User AvatarJames Fowler 2nd Jun - 9:08am
    Fine stuff from Layla, but which Party leadership is she standing for? Where's the distinctive liberalism? The problem that there's nothing there that you won't...