194 episodes

The back-stop’s here? Bad puns with top political coverage from Northern Ireland. Red Lines brings you essential analysis and commentary by BBC NI’s politics team.

Red Lines BBC Radio Ulster

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    • 4.5 • 68 Ratings

The back-stop’s here? Bad puns with top political coverage from Northern Ireland. Red Lines brings you essential analysis and commentary by BBC NI’s politics team.

    Red Faces

    Red Faces

    Mark Carruthers is joined by David McCann, Suzanne Breen and Jayne McCormack to look back at what caused the big surprises in the general election.

    • 35 min
    The Constituency Profiles: Fermanagh South Tyrone, West Tyrone and Mid Ulster

    The Constituency Profiles: Fermanagh South Tyrone, West Tyrone and Mid Ulster

    Mark Carruthers is joined by David McCann, Enda McClafferty and David Young to assess another three Westminster constituencies.

    • 29 min
    The Constituency Profiles: Belfast North, South, East and West.

    The Constituency Profiles: Belfast North, South, East and West.

    Mark Carruthers is joined by David McCann, Brendan Hughes and Suzanne Breen to look at the race for Westminster in four more constituencies.

    • 43 min
    The Constituency Profiles: North, South and East Antrim.

    The Constituency Profiles: North, South and East Antrim.

    Mark Carruthers is joined by David McCann, Jayne McCormack and Stephen Walker to look at the Westminster race in three more constituencies.

    • 37 min
    The Constituency Profiles: Lagan Valley, Upper Bann and Newry & Armagh

    The Constituency Profiles: Lagan Valley, Upper Bann and Newry & Armagh

    Mark Carruthers is joined by David McCann, Suzanne Breen and Gareth Gordon to assess the candidates running for Westminster in Lagan Valley, Upper Bann and Newry & Armagh.

    • 38 min
    The Constituency Profiles: Foyle & East Londonderry

    The Constituency Profiles: Foyle & East Londonderry

    Mark Carruthers is joined by David McCann, Enda McClafferty & Freya McClements to assess the candidates running for Westminster in Foyle & East Londonderry.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

VFNIManc ,

Perfect

Mark is exactly what NI needs. A non-biased, forensic, intelligent and respected journalist. Not interested in likes or views, purely the facts. Everything that Nolan isn’t.

Patmartin ,

Constituency Profiles ? Irregular Episodes

With only 8 days to the 2024 UK general election you have only covered 8 of the 18 constituencies. There also seems to be very long time gaps between podcast episodes lately. Is the show being wound down? Will all 18 constituencies be reviewed before polling day in 8 days time?

mhooton ,

A “progressive” unionist party?

At times this podcast could be accused of naval gazing, especially regarding seemingly endless discussions about unionist identity and strategy. That hit new highs this week with an attempt to sort current unionist politicians into two hypothetical, realigned new “progressive” and “traditional” unionist parties. To my mind, this completely missed the rationale behind the idea, which would be to make way for new genuinely progressive unionist politicians by sweeping aside many of the overwhelmingly conservative crop of DUP and UUP representatives. But even so, the idea of Jeffrey Donaldson, Carla Lockhart, Paul Givan and Robin Swann being considered progressive? God help us all!

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