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Peace brings no dividend to the poorest in Northern Ireland, but how do we measure poverty anyway?

There is an interesting opinion piece in today's Irish Times, discussing a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report into economic deprivation in Northern Ireland, and concluding that devolved government has made things worse, economically, for the poorest in Northern Ireland rather than better. This may come as no surprise.  While the involuntary… Read more

The night they drove old Dixie down

I have just watched this Top Gear clip courtesy of Duncan BorrowmanAs far as I can see, the whole piece at the petrol station was fabricated. Note that we never actually hear any threats, or see anyone acting in any sort of threatening manner. The pickup full of "red-necks" with… Read more