At this time of the year most of us want there to be just Christmas on our minds. Even those who don’t like the big day much will still say they like the run up to it, the buzz in the shops and work places, the atmosphere and the prospect of not having to go to work for two days at least.
Stuff the presents, not just the turkey this Christmas
By this time of the year the Christmas present cupboard will be stuffed to the gills, children will be going to bed each night praying that Santa doesn’t miss their home particularly if parents are using that particular kind of blackmail to get the pampered ones to bed.
Alan Chambers: Dodds’ attack on Hermon is sort of politics that has done unionism no favours
I was extremely disappointed at the comments made at Westminster by the DUP’s MP for North Belfast, Nigel Dodds, on Wednesday in which he said that “Many in Northern Ireland now view (North Down MP Lady Hermon) as being on the side of the Dublin government on these issues.”
Jim Allister: Arlene Foster was absolutely right to say No to EU wording
Since it is precisely the final UK/EU trading arrangement which will shape what is required on the border, the sheer absurdity of the European Union and Irish insistence on first settling key border issues was a strong indication that bad faith was intended.