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Parliamentarian 'Considering Leaving The Country' Over Race Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

The UK's sole China-born parliamentarian is to quit at the next election because of the intimidation and abuse she receives. Anna Lo, a Northern Ir...

Forget Ukip, Northern Ireland Has the Most to Gain in the European Elections

Ben Acheson | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Who really cares about the European elections? Let's face it, they can be pretty irrelevant. Just by mentioning them, some people may already have lost interest in this article...

Belfasts Riots Are an Indictment of the Unionist Ruling Class

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The flag riots are just plain bad for Northern Ireland. Bad for business, bad for foreign investment, bad for community relations, bad for the image of Northern Ireland abroad and bad for the collective future of its people. But I genuinely feel bad for the loyalist rioters.

Political Unionism Is Failing Northern Ireland

Gary Spedding | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

No political party should conduct important discussions or decision-making in a context of violence or intimidation and I'm proud that my party will make no exception to this rule.

Northern Ireland Green's Lead Push for Marriage Equality

Gary Spedding | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

With this motion, a clear call is made on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to introduce legislation to guarantee that couples of any sex or gender identity receive equal benefit from marriage.

Goodbye Owen Paterson, Hello Theresa Villiers

Brian John Spencer | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

In a cabinet reshuffle billed as the answer to Britain's economic ills, Prime Minister David Cameron went with the economic status quo: holding tight to the fiscally prudent and the ever-derided George Osborne.

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party Attend LGBT Event for First Time

Adam McGibbon | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

In a move perhaps more unexpected than Marty McGuinness shaking the hand of Queen Lizzie, the Democratic Unionist Party, Northern Ireland's biggest party, sent a representative to an LGBT event for the first time last Tuesday night.