No representation without taxation…

Newton Emerson notes how the British Secretary of State has turned an old addage on its head, and has ‘put it up’ to our local representatives, that having the cake and eating it cannot go on indefinately. Although, if some of the compromises currently being raised are true, he suspects that we have a continuance of ‘a war of the two donkeys’, with the ‘extremes’ closing down anything political that moves in the middle.

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