Although my preferences are not hidden, I have tried as far as possible to prevent this blog becoming too party political. When I disagree with something emanating from the Ulster Unionist Party, I do not hesitate in raising my objection.
I do not apologise however for highlighting the political courage being demonstrated by Michael McGimpsey as he merges four health boards into one and slims down the bloated bureaucracy that afflicts the NHS in this country.
Mr McGimpsey is translating words into action, the quality which is conspicuously lacking in other parties (see below). His initiative will cost 1,700 jobs which are not needed, but will allow services to be delivered on the front line.