Lord Laird: Ulster’s Braveheart…

There’s no doubting John Laird’s passion. As he tells Suzanne Breen, he can’t stand being understated – last year he even stated (scroll down) that history would show that Bertie Ahern “had betrayed his own country”. As for his own role model, well he likes Braveheart, with the important caveat that: “…he met a sticky end – hung, drawn and quartered. I’m very well hung you know, but I wouldn’t want to be drawn and quartered!” Thanks to Mick and Niall for the links!

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