https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKzBEZe4AwU Welcome back for another Politics Made Simple blog, and for part ten of my series. In this blog, I'm going to describe Northern Ireland's state of affairs following May's Assembly Election in a way that is simple to understand. So as you will know from the coverage there has been already, Sinn Féin became … Continue reading Politics Made Simple Episode 10: What is Northern Ireland’s State of Affairs Now?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOMjZTdQltg Welcome back to the Politics Made Simple part of my website, and for episode 9 of my series. I would like to apologise for not uploading this sooner — I've had such a busy couple of months that it has been possible for me to only upload small stories. In my last Politics Made … Continue reading Politics Made Simple Episode 9: Northern Ireland’s May Assembly Election Results
Northern Ireland has a habit of voting for Parties that stand for Green and Orange issues, which has worked for every Party, especially the DUP and Sinn Féin. There’s been signs that might be changing, however, as both Parties lost votes after the 2019 General Election, but still, there’s signs that this might still be … Continue reading Politics Made Simple Part 8: What are the Biggest Issues People will be Voting for in the 5th of May Northern Ireland Assembly Election?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AEeJKLpV30 It has surprised me how well this blog has been taken since I started this series, explaining each of the Northern Ireland political parties in a way that is simple to understand for the election next week, and I do look forward to seeing what all I can continue bringing to it in the … Continue reading Politics Made Simple (The Northern Ireland Assembly Election) Part 7: What is the Difference Between Loyalism, Unionism, Republicanism and Nationalism
Welcome back to Part 6 of my Politics Made Simple series, where I’m covering everything you need to know about the Northern Ireland Political Parties in a way that is simple to understand. In today’s blog, I’m going to go through all the other political parties standing in this year’s election (these are the parties … Continue reading Politics Made Simple Part 6 (The Northern Ireland Assembly Election): Who Are The Other Political Parties?
https://youtu.be/pYQJfszth_4 The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland is the 5th biggest party in the Northern Ireland Executive, and have gained a large percentage of votes in the other elections held over recent years. Having been founded in April 1970 by people who had previously been part of the New Ulster Movement, they were set up … Continue reading Politics Made Simple Episode 5: What Is The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland?
https://youtu.be/aimMNZLQR-I The Ulster Unionist Party (better known to all the normal folk as the UUP) is the second largest Unionist party in Northern Ireland — though you could say they are plotting to become the biggest again. Evolving from the Ulster Unionist Council which was founded in 1905, they were the biggest Unionist Party from … Continue reading Politics Made Simple Episode 4 (The Northern Ireland Assembly Election): What Is The UUP?
https://youtu.be/P8pT8yEcFdE The Social Democratic and Labour Party (or as they will be referred to in this opening paragraph, "The Simply and Desperately trying to Live Party") are currently the third biggest party in the NI Executive, although that could all change by May the 5th. They were founded in the 1970s, and they were one … Continue reading Politics Made Simple part 3 (The Northern Ireland Assembly Election): What Is The SDLP?
https://youtu.be/0AAmSbsYBlg The DUP is the biggest Unionist party in Northern Ireland at the minute, currently holding the First Minister post — or at least when the Assembly is actually sitting. They helped hold up the British government between 2016-2019, back when Theresa May was Prime Minister, and for a short time when Boris Johnson became … Continue reading Politics Most Simple Episode 1 (The Northern Ireland Assembly Election): What is the DUP?