Any Questions from Omagh

Pat Doherty and Ian Paisley making a reasonable fist at making being grown up politicians on with Peter Hain and Anne Atkins on Any Questions. Though Doherty has just had a very cool reception from the Omagh audience when he tried to palm off the decision to close the Tyrone County Hospital in favour of the Erne down the road to direct rule Minister Des Browne. Interesting difference of logic between the Unionist and Republican, even when they agree on the final outcome. It’s live at the moment, but sound file and transcript should be available next week.

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