Is Sammy Wilson wise to take on fellow ex-Mayor of Belfast Alex Maskey in a paintball contest? Neither of the two are fading violets, but surely Alex’s experience in the ring gives him an edge? I suspect it will be a case of No Surrender till the end.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty