Heading towards a messy Autumn…

You can sense politics slowing returning to life after a long summer snooze. The DUP is refocusing on the need to get rid of the IRA. But David Ervine has suggested that at least two serving DUP councillors are former members of the UVF. Further this item alludes to certain Sinn Fein accusations that cannot be reported for legal reasons [the same legal reasons that would require the immediate removal of unsubstantiated accusations here on Slugger – send any specific information directly to me, or one of the other bloggers]. I predict a messy Autumn!

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