“We are going to make it as easy for them as possible”

Before people go mad and start assigning winners and losers in this deal, it might be as well to return to the words of the late Michael Ferguson MLA in the wake of last year’s Westminster and Council elections.

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