As Tommy McKearney rightly notes, all the goods that came with the Belfast Agreement are being shifted out the back door ready for delivery to the new super councils, the elections to which could be as little as two years away. He also rightly notes: no one (who matters) seems to care. He blames the “impenetrable DUP mindset”. But it takes two to play ‘political chicken’! The refusal of both main parties to do a deal is rapidly turning the historic ‘GFA’ iinto the ‘Got F*** All’ agreement.
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