DUP = the past, Sinn Fein = the future?

I had an email from one reader recently who said that Slugger was ‘consistently interesting, entertaining and infuriating – what more could you want?” Well this one from Susan McKay is bound to infuriate some, when she argues that Sinn Fein is orientating itself towards the future, whilst the DUP is still focused on the past. Although it kind of ignores the key issue of shared security which is holding up substantial resolution, she raises an important question about the capacity of the DUP to lead it’s own people, and bolster confidence in the longer term future.

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