Mike Nesbitt

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Mike Nesbitt said : “We knew we had a shot at qualifying because we were solid across the lineup,” “They executed the race plan perfectly. We knew if we could stay in the top-3 and close to the lead, we would qualify. Winning was a bonus” External link

mlive Sunday, May 22, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It’s about the transfers. "It can be a bit like a pinball machine, so we have to wait and see. But I am more optimistic” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 7, 2022 3:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It's about the transfers... It can be a bit like a pinball machine, so we have to wait and see... But I am more optimistic" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 7, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It's about the transfers... It can be a bit like a pinball machine, so we have to wait and see... But I am more optimistic" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It's about the transfers... It can be a bit like a pinball machine, so we have to wait and see... But I am more optimistic" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 6, 2022 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The protocol is a challenge but does not have to be a crisis,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The best and first thing we need to do… is to listen to what are the issues and then decide whether we can tackle them as a devolved government or whether we look to London” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The best and first thing we need to do… is to listen to what are the issues and then decide whether we can tackle them as a devolved government or whether we look to London” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 6, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “There is a fair bit of wriggle room (for the Chancellor) and he has proven before that he can act reasonably radically,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 21, 2022 12:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Factually the DUP need two more signatures for a Petition of Concern (PoC). It strikes me as I grow increasingly older that facts do not matter any more. I shall not sign a PoC but this is not good legislation” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Without delivery of that budget promise, the pressures on the police budget increase to over £270m. How can anyone expect the PSNI to keep people safe when they are having their hands tied by budget constraints?" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 16, 2022 2:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "In their long and troubled lives, victims and survivors of institutional abuse have enjoyed only one day in the sun, the 20th of January 2017 when Sir Anthony Hart published his conclusions at the end of the Public Inquiry he chaired. “Surely a second day is not too much for victims and survivors to ask for? If we could do it for a game of rugby, we owe it to the survivors whose lives were impacted so brutally through no fault of their own" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, February 13, 2022 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “no one is above the law, anybody guilty of wrongdoing should face the criminal justice system” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 9, 2022 10:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "There was a motorcyclist on Sunday a couple of weeks ago who came off his bike having hit a pothole just after the dam, and he had to be given a first aid by one of the locals," External link

Stuff Friday, February 4, 2022 2:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “I have no doubt that many more would have come forward had it not been for the fact that the IRA made a special effort to target those Catholics who did join the RUC in a deliberate policy of seeking to deter others from joining,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 5, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Conversations have taken place at the Policing Board with Deputy Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, who shares my concern that vulnerable people could fall prey to an unscrupulous officer prepared to abuse both their position and the victim” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “They like running in the rain. I’m not so sure about the mud,” External link

mlive Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ambria was kind of a surprise, and it was a surprise to her most of all,” “She’s had solid races, but she just hadn’t had that really good race yet. The last few weeks, something is clicking and she’s doing better. Today was actually a personal best, which is kind of crazy” External link

mlive Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "has outreach and reconciliation in his DNA," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Stephen Farry ) : “Mr Farry is wrong on all sorts of levels,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 21, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 14, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 14, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

standard Monday, June 14, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

chesterfirst Monday, June 14, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister [PAUL GIVAN)]need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 14, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 14, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

standard Monday, June 14, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

kentonline Monday, June 14, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “He was running around like a little kid on Christmas morning after opening a present he always wanted,” External link

mlive Friday, June 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It’s always an interesting atmosphere,” “There’s a lot of hootin’ and hollerin’ and they’re having a good time. When Justin threw that last one, it wasn’t just Western people who were excited for him. The other people were cheering, too” External link

mlive Friday, June 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It shows her character, first of all,” “And all these kids and what they’ve gone through as a whole, how many times have they been knocked down since COVID began in March? They’ve all had to get back up and get after it. And Karissa literally did it” External link

mlive Monday, June 7, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Three of them had never been in a state meet before for track, so to perform like that is pretty exciting,” External link

mlive Monday, June 7, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “If you have a good mixture of endurance and speed, you can be competitive in this event,” External link

mlive Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “All the kids look forward to that relay,” External link

mlive Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “We can’t look at it like 2019 and say ‘We going there to win.’ Those opportunities are few and far between,” “But we have the type of team to be in the hunt for top-8. If there’s a team with a lot of upswing, it’s going to be us” External link

mlive Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “You have to be willing to hurt because it’s definitely two and a half minutes of uncomfortableness,” External link

mlive Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “I raised this alarming news at my first meeting of the Stormont Economy Committee this morning and am glad the committee has agreed to write to Invest NI seeking clarity regarding a number of redundancy announcements from the company,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt asked : “NI Direct records 337 electric charging points across Northern Ireland. Anecdotally I’ve been told up to half are not working at any given time. Could the minister confirm that?” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 24, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “He’s helped out a lot in the pits this year,” External link

mlive Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "Politicians must avoid the urge to use Friday's events to be divisive and drag us backwards. Instead, we must learn lessons and move forward together" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Very sorry to hear Edwin Poots’ news and wishing him a full, speedy and successful procedure” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Jon Boutcher ) : "I was very surprised to hear that Jon Boutcher had attended the Lambeth Palace legacy talks given the position that he holds in heading up Operation Kenova," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 7, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Unless the Justice Minister is prepared to publish the legal advice she has received, she will be open to accusations of hiding behind it," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “He could have chosen not to run,” “But being a senior, he wanted to get out there” External link

mlive Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Naomi Long ) : "I have been informed that the chair and the chief executive have discussed the matter and passed it on to Naomi Long, who under Schedule 1 of the Police Act 2000 does have the power (to act). " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Strikingly, Scotland, England and Wales have already said that they will continue with their support for those who receive school meals through the summer,” “I would appeal to the Education Minister and the Executive to make sure that children in Northern Ireland do not miss out” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "If a child needs state intervention in May and June, they will need it in July and August," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "This has been a stressful and difficult period for me and unfortunately I have made some very poor decisions," "I am remorseful and apologise. I shall not return during lockdown" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "This has been a stressful and difficult period for me and unfortunately I have made some very poor decisions," "I am remorseful and apologise. I shall not return during lockdown" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The minister said it is a price we must pay; I don’t think it is” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The minister said it is a price we must pay; I don’t think it is” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “They’re doing a bunch of necessary cleaning and painting and doing what they can to get the bowling center looking good,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “When we do the remodel, we’ll be gutting the interior,” “We can’t afford to do the remodel we want to do until we sell some property we bought in Nampa. We originally bought some bare land in Nampa to build a pizza parlor. It turned out it was way too expensive (for what we wanted)” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “Back in 1971, there wasn’t another Papa’s Pizza anywhere in the valley,” “Now even in Idaho, there’s Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Papa Tom’s, Papa this and Papa that” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “We wanted to get a name that was unique to us and a better fit for what we perceive as an Idaho-centric theme,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “It seems like a city that cares about its people. Everything that we saw made it come across as a good family-oriented city, and that’s what we depend upon,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “They’re doing a bunch of necessary cleaning and painting and doing what they can to get the bowling center looking good,” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “When we do the remodel, we’ll be gutting the interior,” “We can’t afford to do the remodel we want to do until we sell some property we bought in Nampa. We originally bought some bare land in Nampa to build a pizza parlor. It turned out it was way too expensive (for what we wanted)” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “Back in 1971, there wasn’t another Papa’s Pizza anywhere in the valley,” “Now even in Idaho, there’s Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Papa Tom’s, Papa this and Papa that” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “We wanted to get a name that was unique to us and a better fit for what we perceive as an Idaho-centric theme,” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “It seems like a city that cares about its people. Everything that we saw made it come across as a good family-oriented city, and that’s what we depend upon,” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Barry McGuigan ) : "As a sports reporter, I was there when Barry McGuigan won the featherweight title at Loftus Road in London in 1985. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "Barney was just an ordinary bloke but he was so driven. His gym was one of the most prestigious in the world. That did wonders for Northern Ireland's reputation at a time when we were known for all things bad" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added ( about Seamus Mallon ) : “Very sad to hear of the death of Seamus Mallon. He was a tough character but with a big heart and a deep thinker about our future” External link

theirishworld Friday, January 24, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “We need the DUP and Sinn Fein to show leadership by making a decision today” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “Then more recently it was Scottish nationalists, but actually it’s English nationalism which is posing the existential threat to the future of the union” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 13, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt told : "North Down has a reputation of being a constituency apart, where the votes don't follow the traditional orange and green trend," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 11, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “She ran on pure guts throughout the season and ended up 40th in the state,” “My guess is she passed 20-30 bodies in the last mile” External link

mlive Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Don't tell me this is all pure," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Don't tell me this is all pure," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Don't tell me this is all pure," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "One thing the BBC needs to be reminded of is that it must learn to understand and acknowledge the diversity of its workforce. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "If the Secretary of State wants people to believe that the new Government is truly a problem-solving, confidence-building administration, there is no better place to start than with the swift introduction of the legislation" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, July 26, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "I do not speak for unionism, in fact, nobody does" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It was a good day for victims and survivors of institutional abuse, and an encouraging day for devolution,” External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 7, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Karen Bradley ) : "The parties are keen to continue to discuss the practical outworkings of these agreements, such as how we ensure redress monies are directed to victims and survivors rather than legal representatives, but today's agreement removes all obstacles to Mrs Bradley finally introducing legislation at Westminster. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 7, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Karen Bradley ) : "The parties are keen to continue to discuss the practical outworkings of these agreements, such as how we ensure redress monies are directed to victims and survivors rather than legal representatives, but today's agreement removes all obstacles to Mrs Bradley finally introducing legislation at Westminster. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It was a good day for victims and survivors of institutional abuse, and an encouraging day for devolution,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “Nationalists would say we were being undemocratic; the rules have been set by the Belfast and subsequent agreements, which you signed up to, so you’ll just have to suck it up. But the important thing about this proposal is that it is a challenge to nationalism from an icon of nationalism,” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It was quite a battle for him over the years because there were so many good hurdlers in our region," "He was getting third, fourth or fifth but they were all behind state-level hurdlers. Now they've graduated and it's his turn to move up" External link

mlive Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It may be labeled as an individual sport to an extent, but it takes a team effort to win championships," External link

mlive Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "I was curious to see exactly what they could do because they weren't at full strength," "But they just went out and kicked butt" External link

mlive Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Karen Bradley ) : "In suggesting the issue should be included in the discussions over the Programme for government, Mrs Bradley is suggesting victims become pawns in a negotiation, potentially bartered against the issues that are holding up the restoration of devolution. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Simon Zebo ) : "The fan set out to be deliberately abusive whereas Simon used inappropriate language, and I don't think deliberately so. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Someday, Northern Ireland will vote as a normal democracy. We will vote in a post-sectarian election,” “But it is now clear that it will not happen during the duration of my political life” External link

therepublic Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "We all know why we are here and I will make my statement and leave the stage. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "I led into this election. I was the one who argued it should be a referendum on RHI and on ten years of the DUP and Sinn Féin leading our Executive government. " External link

RTERadio Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:38:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It’s a dry day so hopefully that will mean a high turnout,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, March 3, 2017 12:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It's a dry day so hopefully that will mean a high turnout," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Arlene Foster is attempting to strike fear into the hearts of unionists over the prospect of Gerry Adams being able to implement his vision from the First Minister's office," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Now Theresa May says she wants the lowest corporation tax in the G20 - I am actually not sure what that is - and you have got Mr Trump saying he's going to slash corporation tax in the United States and he wants to repatriate jobs, so we need a whole new economic model," "If our own rate of corporation tax isn't a busted flush, it's certainly pretty close to it and we need to think again about other policies" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Well, I will be standing square behind that notion and I will be transferring from my Ulster Unionist votes to the SDLP” External link

derryjournal Monday, February 13, 2017 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Just when you think the Renewable Heat Incentive fiasco could not get any stranger, we have the bizarre twist that, in effect, the Executive through its top legal advisor is suing itself. This is dysfunctionality on an unprecedented scale. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "This is dysfunctionality on an unprecedented scale," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "We bear no ill-will to those who cherish the Irish language. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:23:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It is time that special advisers became subject to the Northern Ireland Civil Service disciplinary process to ensure public confidence in their accountability. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "The election of the Speaker can no longer be subject to a carve-up between the two largest parties. We want to see future Speakers elected through a secret ballot of MLAs" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Whoever phoned the police is obviously a good neighbour and citizen" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "I have had more reaction than we have had to any election broadcast," "It is a bit Marmite. I would say it is four or five to one positive. We set out to provoke a reaction because we are very conscious that apathy could be the winner, and we have succeeded" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Whoever phoned the police is obviously a good neighbour and citizen" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:28:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Donald Trump has been democratically elected as President of the United States. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "For many years we have had a totally unacceptable position from the Irish Government that was 'do as I say, not as I do'. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "You are vindicated but you have not had redress - you are only halfway there" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ross has served his country as member of the RUCR and then continued to serve the community through politics. He has given years of loyal service to the Ulster Unionist Party and to the people of West Tyrone whom he represented,” “He will be greatly missed by me and the rest of his colleagues in the Assembly group and, of course, by the people of West Tyrone who he has served so diligently” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "We must find a way to end this" External link

bbc Monday, January 23, 2017 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "Of all the people who will suffer because of this current political impasse, victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse are at the forefront. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 20, 2017 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Martin McGuinness ) : "Martin McGuinness's politics are very different from mine but there is no escaping that he has been a major influence over the 10 years since the DUP decided to work with Sinn Fein in Stormont Castle" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 20, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "It is referendum time. You can have more of the same or you can have change. We are for change" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 16, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "This is well past the time to try to defend yourself with reference to rules and precedents only. The Speaker, like all of us, must be sensitive to doing the right thing by the public. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, January 14, 2017 12:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Deputy First ) : "This is not the way to resolve the RHI scandal. Sinn Fein should have stayed, to hold the First Minister to account, to force a public inquiry and to vote on the much-needed cost controls on the scheme. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:10:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader27.12%EN10/21/201721/10/2017
ulster unionist party leader41.36%EN03/27/201727/03/2017
unionist party leader12.88%EN03/27/201727/03/2017
uup party leader1.69%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
head0.34%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
chef0.34%FR03/01/201701/03/2017
alliance party leader0.34%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
journalist0.34%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
leader13.90%FR11/12/201312/11/2013
the ulster unionist party leader1.36%EN12/08/201208/12/2012
candidate0.34%EN05/07/201007/05/2010
Names Lang Count
Mike NesbittEN70.08%
Mike NesbittFR13.41%
Mike NesbittPT12.57%
Mike NesbitEN3.93%


 
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Chris McGimpsey said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "Many grassroots Ulster Unionist members think that Mike should resign his seat immediately. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken described ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "Many grassroots Ulster Unionist members think that Mike should resign his seat immediately. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : “breaking the lockdown regulations is totally unacceptable, no matter who you are” “The rules are there to help save lives. Mike has made a huge mistake and he has accepted what he did was wrong. I have accepted his resignation as deputy chair of the committee for the Executive Office,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Simon Zebo responded ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "I wouldn't take too much notice of what that fella (Nesbitt) said. " External link

irishmirror Monday, January 28, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "Mike Nesbitt got it badly wrong on Brexit - something which many former UUP voters have raised with me on the doors - and now being, at best, equivocal on voting transfers within the unionist family. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 13, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Mrs Foster said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "When Mike Nesbitt says that he will transfer his vote to the SDLP ahead of any other unionist candidate that can mean only one thing: that he would like to see an SDLP candidate elected ahead of other pro-union candidates. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 13, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

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Mike Nesbitt said : “We knew we had a shot at qualifying because we were solid across the lineup,” “They executed the race plan perfectly. We knew if we could stay in the top-3 and close to the lead, we would qualify. Winning was a bonus” External link

mlive Sunday, May 22, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It’s about the transfers. "It can be a bit like a pinball machine, so we have to wait and see. But I am more optimistic” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 7, 2022 3:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It's about the transfers... It can be a bit like a pinball machine, so we have to wait and see... But I am more optimistic" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 7, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It's about the transfers... It can be a bit like a pinball machine, so we have to wait and see... But I am more optimistic" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It's about the transfers... It can be a bit like a pinball machine, so we have to wait and see... But I am more optimistic" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 6, 2022 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The protocol is a challenge but does not have to be a crisis,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The best and first thing we need to do… is to listen to what are the issues and then decide whether we can tackle them as a devolved government or whether we look to London” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The best and first thing we need to do… is to listen to what are the issues and then decide whether we can tackle them as a devolved government or whether we look to London” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 6, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “There is a fair bit of wriggle room (for the Chancellor) and he has proven before that he can act reasonably radically,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 21, 2022 12:35:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Factually the DUP need two more signatures for a Petition of Concern (PoC). It strikes me as I grow increasingly older that facts do not matter any more. I shall not sign a PoC but this is not good legislation” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Without delivery of that budget promise, the pressures on the police budget increase to over £270m. How can anyone expect the PSNI to keep people safe when they are having their hands tied by budget constraints?" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 16, 2022 2:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "In their long and troubled lives, victims and survivors of institutional abuse have enjoyed only one day in the sun, the 20th of January 2017 when Sir Anthony Hart published his conclusions at the end of the Public Inquiry he chaired. “Surely a second day is not too much for victims and survivors to ask for? If we could do it for a game of rugby, we owe it to the survivors whose lives were impacted so brutally through no fault of their own" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, February 13, 2022 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “no one is above the law, anybody guilty of wrongdoing should face the criminal justice system” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 9, 2022 10:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "There was a motorcyclist on Sunday a couple of weeks ago who came off his bike having hit a pothole just after the dam, and he had to be given a first aid by one of the locals," External link

Stuff Friday, February 4, 2022 2:35:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “I have no doubt that many more would have come forward had it not been for the fact that the IRA made a special effort to target those Catholics who did join the RUC in a deliberate policy of seeking to deter others from joining,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 5, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Conversations have taken place at the Policing Board with Deputy Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, who shares my concern that vulnerable people could fall prey to an unscrupulous officer prepared to abuse both their position and the victim” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “They like running in the rain. I’m not so sure about the mud,” External link

mlive Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ambria was kind of a surprise, and it was a surprise to her most of all,” “She’s had solid races, but she just hadn’t had that really good race yet. The last few weeks, something is clicking and she’s doing better. Today was actually a personal best, which is kind of crazy” External link

mlive Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "has outreach and reconciliation in his DNA," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Stephen Farry ) : “Mr Farry is wrong on all sorts of levels,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 21, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

irishexaminer Monday, June 14, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 14, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

standard Monday, June 14, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

chesterfirst Monday, June 14, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister [PAUL GIVAN)]need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 14, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 14, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

standard Monday, June 14, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ian Paisley will know that Robin Swann has faced death threats during the course of this pandemic. I think the party leader and the incoming First Minister (Paul Givan) need to take action against Ian Paisley, because what he did was a disgrace” External link

kentonline Monday, June 14, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “He was running around like a little kid on Christmas morning after opening a present he always wanted,” External link

mlive Friday, June 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It’s always an interesting atmosphere,” “There’s a lot of hootin’ and hollerin’ and they’re having a good time. When Justin threw that last one, it wasn’t just Western people who were excited for him. The other people were cheering, too” External link

mlive Friday, June 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It shows her character, first of all,” “And all these kids and what they’ve gone through as a whole, how many times have they been knocked down since COVID began in March? They’ve all had to get back up and get after it. And Karissa literally did it” External link

mlive Monday, June 7, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Three of them had never been in a state meet before for track, so to perform like that is pretty exciting,” External link

mlive Monday, June 7, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “If you have a good mixture of endurance and speed, you can be competitive in this event,” External link

mlive Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “All the kids look forward to that relay,” External link

mlive Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “We can’t look at it like 2019 and say ‘We going there to win.’ Those opportunities are few and far between,” “But we have the type of team to be in the hunt for top-8. If there’s a team with a lot of upswing, it’s going to be us” External link

mlive Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “You have to be willing to hurt because it’s definitely two and a half minutes of uncomfortableness,” External link

mlive Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “I raised this alarming news at my first meeting of the Stormont Economy Committee this morning and am glad the committee has agreed to write to Invest NI seeking clarity regarding a number of redundancy announcements from the company,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt asked : “NI Direct records 337 electric charging points across Northern Ireland. Anecdotally I’ve been told up to half are not working at any given time. Could the minister confirm that?” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 24, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “He’s helped out a lot in the pits this year,” External link

mlive Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "Politicians must avoid the urge to use Friday's events to be divisive and drag us backwards. Instead, we must learn lessons and move forward together" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added ( about Edwin Poots ) : “Very sorry to hear Edwin Poots’ news and wishing him a full, speedy and successful procedure” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Jon Boutcher ) : "I was very surprised to hear that Jon Boutcher had attended the Lambeth Palace legacy talks given the position that he holds in heading up Operation Kenova," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 7, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Unless the Justice Minister is prepared to publish the legal advice she has received, she will be open to accusations of hiding behind it," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “He could have chosen not to run,” “But being a senior, he wanted to get out there” External link

mlive Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Naomi Long ) : "I have been informed that the chair and the chief executive have discussed the matter and passed it on to Naomi Long, who under Schedule 1 of the Police Act 2000 does have the power (to act). " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Strikingly, Scotland, England and Wales have already said that they will continue with their support for those who receive school meals through the summer,” “I would appeal to the Education Minister and the Executive to make sure that children in Northern Ireland do not miss out” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "If a child needs state intervention in May and June, they will need it in July and August," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "This has been a stressful and difficult period for me and unfortunately I have made some very poor decisions," "I am remorseful and apologise. I shall not return during lockdown" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "This has been a stressful and difficult period for me and unfortunately I have made some very poor decisions," "I am remorseful and apologise. I shall not return during lockdown" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The minister said it is a price we must pay; I don’t think it is” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “The minister said it is a price we must pay; I don’t think it is” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “They’re doing a bunch of necessary cleaning and painting and doing what they can to get the bowling center looking good,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “When we do the remodel, we’ll be gutting the interior,” “We can’t afford to do the remodel we want to do until we sell some property we bought in Nampa. We originally bought some bare land in Nampa to build a pizza parlor. It turned out it was way too expensive (for what we wanted)” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “Back in 1971, there wasn’t another Papa’s Pizza anywhere in the valley,” “Now even in Idaho, there’s Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Papa Tom’s, Papa this and Papa that” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “We wanted to get a name that was unique to us and a better fit for what we perceive as an Idaho-centric theme,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “It seems like a city that cares about its people. Everything that we saw made it come across as a good family-oriented city, and that’s what we depend upon,” External link

eastidahonews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “They’re doing a bunch of necessary cleaning and painting and doing what they can to get the bowling center looking good,” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “When we do the remodel, we’ll be gutting the interior,” “We can’t afford to do the remodel we want to do until we sell some property we bought in Nampa. We originally bought some bare land in Nampa to build a pizza parlor. It turned out it was way too expensive (for what we wanted)” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “Back in 1971, there wasn’t another Papa’s Pizza anywhere in the valley,” “Now even in Idaho, there’s Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Papa Tom’s, Papa this and Papa that” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “We wanted to get a name that was unique to us and a better fit for what we perceive as an Idaho-centric theme,” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “It seems like a city that cares about its people. Everything that we saw made it come across as a good family-oriented city, and that’s what we depend upon,” External link

eastidahonews Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Barry McGuigan ) : "As a sports reporter, I was there when Barry McGuigan won the featherweight title at Loftus Road in London in 1985. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "Barney was just an ordinary bloke but he was so driven. His gym was one of the most prestigious in the world. That did wonders for Northern Ireland's reputation at a time when we were known for all things bad" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added ( about Seamus Mallon ) : “Very sad to hear of the death of Seamus Mallon. He was a tough character but with a big heart and a deep thinker about our future” External link

theirishworld Friday, January 24, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “We need the DUP and Sinn Fein to show leadership by making a decision today” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : “Then more recently it was Scottish nationalists, but actually it’s English nationalism which is posing the existential threat to the future of the union” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 13, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt told : "North Down has a reputation of being a constituency apart, where the votes don't follow the traditional orange and green trend," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 11, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “She ran on pure guts throughout the season and ended up 40th in the state,” “My guess is she passed 20-30 bodies in the last mile” External link

mlive Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Don't tell me this is all pure," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Don't tell me this is all pure," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Don't tell me this is all pure," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "One thing the BBC needs to be reminded of is that it must learn to understand and acknowledge the diversity of its workforce. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "If the Secretary of State wants people to believe that the new Government is truly a problem-solving, confidence-building administration, there is no better place to start than with the swift introduction of the legislation" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, July 26, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "I do not speak for unionism, in fact, nobody does" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It was a good day for victims and survivors of institutional abuse, and an encouraging day for devolution,” External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 7, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Karen Bradley ) : "The parties are keen to continue to discuss the practical outworkings of these agreements, such as how we ensure redress monies are directed to victims and survivors rather than legal representatives, but today's agreement removes all obstacles to Mrs Bradley finally introducing legislation at Westminster. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, June 7, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Karen Bradley ) : "The parties are keen to continue to discuss the practical outworkings of these agreements, such as how we ensure redress monies are directed to victims and survivors rather than legal representatives, but today's agreement removes all obstacles to Mrs Bradley finally introducing legislation at Westminster. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It was a good day for victims and survivors of institutional abuse, and an encouraging day for devolution,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt says : “Nationalists would say we were being undemocratic; the rules have been set by the Belfast and subsequent agreements, which you signed up to, so you’ll just have to suck it up. But the important thing about this proposal is that it is a challenge to nationalism from an icon of nationalism,” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It was quite a battle for him over the years because there were so many good hurdlers in our region," "He was getting third, fourth or fifth but they were all behind state-level hurdlers. Now they've graduated and it's his turn to move up" External link

mlive Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It may be labeled as an individual sport to an extent, but it takes a team effort to win championships," External link

mlive Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "I was curious to see exactly what they could do because they weren't at full strength," "But they just went out and kicked butt" External link

mlive Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Karen Bradley ) : "In suggesting the issue should be included in the discussions over the Programme for government, Mrs Bradley is suggesting victims become pawns in a negotiation, potentially bartered against the issues that are holding up the restoration of devolution. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Simon Zebo ) : "The fan set out to be deliberately abusive whereas Simon used inappropriate language, and I don't think deliberately so. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Someday, Northern Ireland will vote as a normal democracy. We will vote in a post-sectarian election,” “But it is now clear that it will not happen during the duration of my political life” External link

therepublic Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "We all know why we are here and I will make my statement and leave the stage. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "I led into this election. I was the one who argued it should be a referendum on RHI and on ten years of the DUP and Sinn Féin leading our Executive government. " External link

RTERadio Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:38:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “It’s a dry day so hopefully that will mean a high turnout,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, March 3, 2017 12:34:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It's a dry day so hopefully that will mean a high turnout," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Arlene Foster is attempting to strike fear into the hearts of unionists over the prospect of Gerry Adams being able to implement his vision from the First Minister's office," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Now Theresa May says she wants the lowest corporation tax in the G20 - I am actually not sure what that is - and you have got Mr Trump saying he's going to slash corporation tax in the United States and he wants to repatriate jobs, so we need a whole new economic model," "If our own rate of corporation tax isn't a busted flush, it's certainly pretty close to it and we need to think again about other policies" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Well, I will be standing square behind that notion and I will be transferring from my Ulster Unionist votes to the SDLP” External link

derryjournal Monday, February 13, 2017 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Just when you think the Renewable Heat Incentive fiasco could not get any stranger, we have the bizarre twist that, in effect, the Executive through its top legal advisor is suing itself. This is dysfunctionality on an unprecedented scale. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "This is dysfunctionality on an unprecedented scale," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "We bear no ill-will to those who cherish the Irish language. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:23:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "It is time that special advisers became subject to the Northern Ireland Civil Service disciplinary process to ensure public confidence in their accountability. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "The election of the Speaker can no longer be subject to a carve-up between the two largest parties. We want to see future Speakers elected through a secret ballot of MLAs" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Whoever phoned the police is obviously a good neighbour and citizen" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "I have had more reaction than we have had to any election broadcast," "It is a bit Marmite. I would say it is four or five to one positive. We set out to provoke a reaction because we are very conscious that apathy could be the winner, and we have succeeded" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Whoever phoned the police is obviously a good neighbour and citizen" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:28:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "Donald Trump has been democratically elected as President of the United States. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:46:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "For many years we have had a totally unacceptable position from the Irish Government that was 'do as I say, not as I do'. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "You are vindicated but you have not had redress - you are only halfway there" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : “Ross has served his country as member of the RUCR and then continued to serve the community through politics. He has given years of loyal service to the Ulster Unionist Party and to the people of West Tyrone whom he represented,” “He will be greatly missed by me and the rest of his colleagues in the Assembly group and, of course, by the people of West Tyrone who he has served so diligently” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "We must find a way to end this" External link

bbc Monday, January 23, 2017 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "Of all the people who will suffer because of this current political impasse, victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse are at the forefront. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 20, 2017 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Martin McGuinness ) : "Martin McGuinness's politics are very different from mine but there is no escaping that he has been a major influence over the 10 years since the DUP decided to work with Sinn Fein in Stormont Castle" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 20, 2017 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt added : "It is referendum time. You can have more of the same or you can have change. We are for change" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, January 16, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said : "This is well past the time to try to defend yourself with reference to rules and precedents only. The Speaker, like all of us, must be sensitive to doing the right thing by the public. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, January 14, 2017 12:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Nesbitt said ( about Deputy First ) : "This is not the way to resolve the RHI scandal. Sinn Fein should have stayed, to hold the First Minister to account, to force a public inquiry and to vote on the much-needed cost controls on the scheme. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:10:00 AM EAT



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head0.34%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
chef0.34%FR03/01/201701/03/2017
alliance party leader0.34%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
journalist0.34%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
leader13.90%FR11/12/201312/11/2013
the ulster unionist party leader1.36%EN12/08/201208/12/2012
candidate0.34%EN05/07/201007/05/2010
Names Lang Count
Mike NesbittEN70.08%
Mike NesbittFR13.41%
Mike NesbittPT12.57%
Mike NesbitEN3.93%


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Chris McGimpsey said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "Many grassroots Ulster Unionist members think that Mike should resign his seat immediately. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken described ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "Many grassroots Ulster Unionist members think that Mike should resign his seat immediately. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : “breaking the lockdown regulations is totally unacceptable, no matter who you are” “The rules are there to help save lives. Mike has made a huge mistake and he has accepted what he did was wrong. I have accepted his resignation as deputy chair of the committee for the Executive Office,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Simon Zebo responded ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "I wouldn't take too much notice of what that fella (Nesbitt) said. " External link

irishmirror Monday, January 28, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Jim Allister said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "Mike Nesbitt got it badly wrong on Brexit - something which many former UUP voters have raised with me on the doors - and now being, at best, equivocal on voting transfers within the unionist family. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 13, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Mrs Foster said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "When Mike Nesbitt says that he will transfer his vote to the SDLP ahead of any other unionist candidate that can mean only one thing: that he would like to see an SDLP candidate elected ahead of other pro-union candidates. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 13, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT