Question time was broadcast from Sterling last night. Once again some of the best value was provided in the form of the text messages coming in from the broadcast audience on Ceefax page 155. Here’s some I scribbled down in haste:”Gerry Adams is just employing a rearguard action. Mr Adams is out in the cold and he should stay there”.
“The cynics should give Gerry Adams a chance. He means well”.
“Why is a Protestant bomb or gun not considered a danger?”
“Gerry Adams gaining political point? I thought that’s what politicians did?”
“Adams can appeal to the IRA at any time. Why now?”
“The IRA didn’t start the war – the English did.”
“I think Gerry Adams has learned a lot from Tony Blair about meaningless soundbites”.
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