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Last night my colleague, confidant and captain of Off the Record Jason Murdock published a piece about why he thinks the Scots might vote Yes in the independence referendum on…..

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How the Scottish independence referendum may impact the UK

With the Scottish people rejecting independence from the rest of the UK, we look at what this may mean for each of the constituent nations and the country as a…..

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Blog: Recollections from a Scottish Referendum

Waking up early Thursday morning to a foggy Northern Ireland, kicking off my trip to Edinburgh to attend the Scottish Referendum count, I had little idea that I would still…..

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Poots and McCausland out, Wells and Storey in, as Robinson carries out reshuffle on Twitter

First Minister Peter Robinson has completed a “major” reshuffle of DUP ministers and committee chairs/vice-chairs. On Tuesday afternoon, Mr Robinson tweeted “I am undertaking a major DUP reshuffle . ……

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Poots and McCausland out, Wells and Storey in, as Robinson carries out reshuffle on Twitter

First Minister Peter Robinson has completed a “major” reshuffle of DUP ministers and committee chairs/vice-chairs. On Tuesday afternoon, Mr Robinson tweeted “I am undertaking a major DUP reshuffle . ……

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How the Scottish independence referendum may impact the UK

With the Scottish people rejecting independence from the rest of the UK, we look at what this may mean for each of the constituent nations and the country as a…..

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Blog: Recollections from a Scottish Referendum

Waking up early Thursday morning to a foggy Northern Ireland, kicking off my trip to Edinburgh to attend the Scottish Referendum count, I had little idea that I would still…..

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#Threepaddys: An Irish view on Scottish Referendum

Did you hear the one about the Englishwoman, the Irishman and the Scotsman that walked into an independence referendum? As part of our coverage of the vote, Off The Record…..

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#Threepaddys: An English view on the Scottish Referendum

Did you hear the one about the Englishwoman, the Irishman and the Scotsman that walked into an independence referendum? As part of our coverage of the vote, Off The Record…..

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How the Scottish independence referendum may impact the UK

With the Scottish people rejecting independence from the rest of the UK, we look at what this may mean for each of the constituent nations and the country as a…..

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Indyref: The ‘Yes’ vote may win, but it won’t be because of proper politics

Whatever you think about Alex Salmond – be it proprietor of independence or destroyer of the glorious union – he is right about one thing: the Scottish Independence referendum is a ‘once…..

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Brian John Spencer on ‘Death Etiquette': Punching Sacred Cows

When a prominent public figure passes away we are guaranteed a procession of praise and piety. A cascade of unalloyed and unequivocal affection. This is wrong. Compliment where compliment is due, but also criticise where criticism is due. Hunter S. Thompson wrote a…..

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NI21? A one-sided argument that lacks closure

Like the dramatic ending of a bad relationship, NI21 came to a halt without closure. They were gone suddenly, with a bang rather than a whimper, and with their demise went…..

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Brian John Spencer | The Importance of ‘Secular Scripture’

Anyone who knows me by my social media presence knows that I love quotes. Yes it can be a meaningless act – Ralph Waldo Emerson who said that “I hate…..

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Introducing: Spraying Bricks

So, a while back I did a tiny piece on street art of Belfast. This is to be continued. However, I would like to, for those interested, take a bit…..

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In Review: The Guest

Hey how are you? Stop reading this and go away… I mean that in the nicest way possible. Still here for The Guest review? Fine. Be safe in the knowledge…..

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In Review: Omega Crom: Beyond Control (Sampler)

It’s not often that I get blown away by bands I’ve never heard of but that changed after coming across a sampler of Beyond Control by a band called ‘Omega…..

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Richard Dawkins/Lawrence Krauss sell out Belfast screening of ‘The Unbelievers’

A Belfast screening of ‘The Unbelievers‘ with a Q&A by renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss has sold out in under fifteen minutes. The event, due to take place at the…..

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In Review: ‘If I Stay’

Coming to cinemas this weekend is the new adaptation of a young adult novel by Gayle Forman called ‘If I stay’. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz and is a…..

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