William Crawley hosts Nolan Show this morning
I’m on the Nolan Show this morning on Radio Ulster – hosted by William Crawley. I’m on at the top of the show at 9.00ish.
The discussion relates to my last post about the default block grant grabbing so popular by our local politicians.
Think I’m joined by Seamus McAleavey whose job it is (on the show) to defend even greater dependence on the public purse.
If you missed it here’s the Audioboo. Listen here.
I’ve just finished Inside Politics on BBC Radio Ulster. I must admit to never having heard of Billy Leonard before – and I wasn’t aware (until he told the potted version of his story to Mark Devenport and Radio Ulster listeners) that he had been born Protestant, waved the Union Flag for royalty, became a lay preacher, then joined the RUC, then became an SDLP Councillor, then a Sinn Fein MLA. Goodness me. And now an author.
Perhaps Billy’s book – much plugged by Devenport – will tell us a little more about the inner workings of Mr Leonard’s mind. He seemed like a nice chap. However, I suspect he has had some periods of confusion.
I think attention deficit may be the explanation for such rapid changes in political perspective – I’m just not sure. But to move so radically on the (admittedly local, single issue) political continuum could only be explained by a need to be the focus of attention – and he certainly received lots today from the BBC. I barely got a word in edgeways.
I’ll be watching with interest to see what Mr Leonard will be up to after his book launch is over and he plots his next political incarnation. Perhaps he’ll join the NI Conservatives.
I’ll be on Inside Politics, Sunday 17th June, from 1.05pm
I’m appearing on Inside Politics on Sunday. 1.05pm. Radio Ulster.
Published April 14, 2012
Tags: BBC Radio Ulster, History, Titanic
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I’m one of the panellists on tomorrow’s Seven Days on Radio Ulster.
This is a special edition of the programme to market the Titanic anniversary. We’ll be looking at some of the political, social and economic issues that were making the news in 1912 – trying to look at parallels with the world today.