Sometime in January, somewhere on Slugger, Pete argued that the Sinn Fein position on policing going into the election was dangerously vague. He argued that the party was effectively adopting a position not on its current real position, but on a future position. Yesterday on TalkBack Michelle Gildernew said she would not go tell the police about Republican guns. It seems consistent with Sinn Fein’s provisional position, but is it what they have promised Blair they were going to sign up to?
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