Lindy McDowell is not impressed with the Scottish First Minister’s pitch for a return to devolution; nor his approach to ‘tackling sectarianism’. She speculates that Northern Ireland has slipped in the order of global priorities:
Come any political crisis, hand of history development or seismic decision day and you can bet your rising rates bill that someone sufficiently ‘on message’ will be bussed in to shower us with more inspirational prose than a Carole Caplin lifestyle guide.
It’s a barometer of where we now stand in global priorities that having worked our way down from an American president all we get these days is a Scottish First Minister.
Who next? The chairperson of Lower Witterington parish council?
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