NO COUNTRY FOR MELANIE PHILLIPS

Kieran Pradeep - "National Identity is an interesting and dynamic process. Melanie Phillips makes it boring."

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POSITIVE

Anonymous - "I remember sitting on the floor of my bedroom with my head in my hands: it had been one week since the test had proved positive; ten days to go until the procedure. I sat on the floor and thought about everything I’d ever been taught about responsibility and the sanctity of life, and I tried to make myself cry."

NORTHERN IRELAND’S NOT SO BAD NOW THAT THE WORLD HAS GONE TO SHIT

Andrew Pope - "Political normalisation was bandied about as the answer to NI's problems. To put aside our identitarian quarrels and fall in line with the laissez-faire centrism of the rest of the world. Instead, we sat tight until things boiled over, until the Brits and the Americans voted for the same kind of monstrous bastards that we've been electing for years. Until the kind of cruel demagoguery the DUP peddle became the new normal everywhere else."