Deal must get beyond smoke and mirrors

Yesterday’s editorial in the Newsletter probably gives as accurate a description of the mood with political Unionism at the moment. No one will do a deal with Sinn Fein, whilst the IRA remain outside the purview of the police and criminal justice systems.

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