Unaccustomed as we are…

As alluded to earlier, open debate is something of a lost art in Northern Ireland’s political sphere. Gone are the days when you could talk to nearly anyone in the two main political parties and get straight dope on what was happening inside it. The tight professionalism of the DUP and Sinn Fein has served them well in the long trek to St Andrews, and their defeated opponents should already be studying the various elements that have made for their opponent’s impressive rise to political success. However, as we get close to the deal, internal cracks are showing in their respective coalitions. None more fascinating than those within the previously hermetically sealed world of the DUP, where internal critics are complaining of a corporate stifling of debate.

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  • Yokel

    See this is the kind of things that can be used to establish common ground between the Shinners & DUP.

    They could establish a Stormont committee on ‘keeping a lid on it’, compares notes, get handy hints from each other…..

  • willis

    As Oscar Wilde said about reading about the death of Little Nell

    “You would need a heart of stone not to laugh”

    I for one would pay good money to see Willie Frazer berated by The Doc for his lack of loyalty.

    “Do you want Plan B?”

    Why not but Plan B to the vote – I’d vote for it.

  • Mick Fealty

    Buying sight unseen Willis? You’re a braver man than I am, Gunga Din!