Ian Paisley to spoil Christmas?

Brian Feeney is getting into festive mood, with a literary reference to Dr Seuss’ Grinch, the creature who for some unknown reason hated Christmas. He rehearses the long journey of Ian Paisley (as the eponymous creature) from oppositionalism to the brink of an historic deal with his oldest political enemies. Feeney is not betting the Doc will deliver in time for Christmas.

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