Entries by Brian John Spencer from 01/2012

Alex Salmond Does Braveheart: Musings on the Art of Cartooning

| Posted 01.12.2012 | UK

Hailing as I do from the still heavily divided 'British territory' of Northern Ireland or the 'occupied six counties' of Ireland, whichever way you so wish to put it, it stands that this week's big news on Scottish Independence has been of real interest to us over here across the Irish Sea.

France's Triple-A Sinks: Sarkozy Heading for The Rocks?

| Posted 01.16.2012 | UK

As we survey the debris left from a hectic last few day it's rather clear that Francesco Schettino isn't the only captain of a ship left red faced ...

Paisley Bows Out: But the Voice Lives on

| Posted 01.31.2012 | UK Politics

Last Friday night was quite the occasion over here in Belfast when more than 3000 people came together from all over Northern Ireland and beyond in order to pay their respects to the big man with the once biggest voice in Northern Ireland politics, the Reverend Ian Paisley (85), who has now stood down from the full time ministry.