At a reception given by the Conservative Party in Northern Ireland in Bournemouth last night, Ian Paisley, when asked by Slugger why his party was determined to hold to its conditions on re-entry into Stormont, even after Hain’s deadline of 24th November:
“If they don’t accept democratic norms before they get into government, they will never accept them afterwards”.
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