On the once powerful Vanguard Party

Worth catching on BBC Radio 4 tonight: “Shaun Ley presents a series on political parties that were short-lived but made an impact. At the height of Northern Ireland’s conflict in the 1970s, Vanguard rallied Unionists against direct rule from Westminster and opposed power-sharing. The party split when its leader William Craig called for coalition with Nationalists. Contributors include former Vanguard member David Trimble”.

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