Government scaling down security measures

The big news yesterday was the cutting of British Army strengths and the remaindering of the home sections of the RIR (formerly the UDR, which attracted up to 18% Catholic recruits in its earliest days). The second decision in particular has attracted, major criticism. However, it was expected in most political quarters.

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