Blair looks to be back with a reduced majority. But in Northern Ireland everyone is sitting on their hands waiting for the real count to begin. At the moment inside they are going through the local government boxes, to make sure that none of the Westminster slips have gone in there by mistake. As one insider told Slugger, “it’s always tempting to go outside City Hall, stand close to group of journalists and talk loudly into your mobile phone and say, ‘Yes I know, I can’t believe it myself we’re about 6% ahead'”! Oh ennui of democracy!
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