“You can’t trust US with housing?”

In a yet to be published response to Alan Ruddock’s MT piece on Northern Ireland’s status as an ad hoc social economy I’ve suggested that NI’s polliticians are suffering from a lack of confidence in either the future or the efficacy of constitutional politics. Now at least two parties have complained because Peter Hain is planning to transfer power over housing to the previously powerless Council tier of local government. We should get the detail on Tuesday.

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