It’s probably fair to say that Brian Feeney isn’t much liked inside the SDLP these days. He is however a shrewd observer of nationalist politics. He told the panel at Slugger goes Live! that Mark Durkan’s fate would depend on his ability to get the Culmore Road voters out to vote. In the end it did, and for once left the egg on the face of Sinn Fein who called it for themselves several days in advance. But Feeney argues, one heroic performance does not a revolution make.
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