When is a victim really a victim?

The recent appointment of Bertha McDougall brought some warm responses from Unionists recently. But, Mark Devenport asks, will she be able to change the current catchall definition without starting a major political storm? The Newsletter yesterday made the case that there is a substantive difference between perpetrators and victims. It seems that both nationalist parties are unhappy with McDougall’s appointment.

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