Newton Emerson

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Newton Emerson (born 1969) is a political commentator in Northern Ireland. He described himself as a 'liberal unionist' in 2001.[1] He contributes to both the Sunday Times, and The Irish News as well as The Irish Times.[2]

He first came to prominence as writer of the "Portadown News" website, similar to American publication, "The Onion", poking fun at both sides of the political divide.

Emerson was forced to leave his job at a computer company,[1] but maintained the website until 2005.[3] In 2008, he presented the documentary, Lost City of Craigavon, which was broadcast on the BBC.[4]


  1. ^ a b Henry McDonald (30 December 2001). "Outed net satirist is forced to quit job". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
  2. ^ "Newton Emerson: Brexit is no worse than a united Ireland". Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ Jonathan Duffy (29 August 2005). "That's all jokes". BBC News. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
  4. ^ BBC