It doesn’t do to trumpet an accurate forecast too loudly, but this one on Slugger from last February is worth re-visiting briefly. In light of the Westminster results it highlights the success of Sinn Fein in limiting the damage to its election campaign – from the McCartney murder and the Northern Bank raid. Although it also seems the ‘yellow vote’ (of the as yet uncaptured middle classes) was indeed shaken rather than stirred by events earlier this year.
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