Most worrying for Sinn Fein is the talk by both Premiers of a new state of all bets are off. Even Tony Blair is now talking of moving on without the party. He also suggested that it’s not SF, but the SDLP which faces some tough decisions about the way ahead.
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