Gerry McGeough launches his election blog…

This guy is clearly one awkward big fish for Sinn Fein to have let get way. McGeough is genial, bright and decidedly right wing. He is also committed to the peaceful transfer of Northern Ireland into a unified all island state. And he beats Sinn Fein to the draw on getting his blog out first. He has a big job on his hands to actually get a seat in Fermanagh South Tyrone. But then again, the nationalist votes down there have an unpredictable habit of confounding expectations.

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