“Waiting for the wheels to come off”

One of the duties incumbent on any director is to make sure that all your actors are performing in the same play. Not that the programme team is anyway responsible, but tonight’s edition of Hearts and Minds hosts a strangely dysfunctional discussion on the St Andrews Agreement. Five individuals, five differently referenced realities, with little sign of any mutual reference. Quote of the night comes from Naomi Long: “The things that you leave out tell their own story. When we get to the First bump in the road, the wheels will come off”.

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