I don’t like linking to things I’ve written in another place, so thanks to Andrew McCann for providing an intermediary link! I believe that this year is the first time that Sinn Fein have published the agenda for their conference, which is either a move away from the secrecy one must keep whilst in the shadows, or a good piece of politics. It may not do their leadership any harm to be able to show the SOS something close to evidence of their internal policing pressures. Those more cynical than I may even suggest that the tight results on the policing motions reported by UTV over the weekend were artificially constructed.
But I’m not that cynical.
I used to write and get paid, now I read and don’t.
Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday