How effective is ‘people power’..?

NORTHERN Ireland has had its fair share of displays of ‘people power’ over the years. Most recently, attention has been focused on the public pressure generated by the McCartney sisters on the Republican Movement, which had its genesis in the Short Strand vigil for murder victim, Robert McCartney. Tonight on BBC1 at 2215 GMT, Panorama “looks at how over the past 15 years ordinary people, who previously haven’t been active in politics, have taken to the streets in order to protest their anger at unfairness and injustice on a single cause in order to change society”. Immediately afterwards, The Politics Show looks at the McCartney campaign. Watch online here (when the BBC puts the right show on the link!)Latest political reaction to McCartney case here.