No 10: no deadlines for us…

In yesterday’s PM’s briefing’s Tony Blair’s Official Spokesman was not giving much away but was at pains to point out: “We were satisfied that people recognised how important the discussions were, and also that time was short. We were not putting a precise deadline to things, as the parties needed to make decisions in their own time”.

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