Talking rubbish with Peter Hain…

BELFAST City Council is seeking your views on how to transform a 200-acre wasteland (litter-ally: it’s Dargan Road Landfill) on the North Foreshore into an area of “national and regional significance” with an emphasis on “open spaces and recreational facilities”. Rumours that Peter Hain has suggested a new sports stadium are probably unfounded – although you can never really be sure with an opportunist who blows with the wind so much. Anyone who read this morning’s You Ask The Questions in the Independent will be left with no doubt about his ability to U-turn on the spot, although some might be more interested to learn how our Dear Leader manages to “maintain such a rich tan in Northern Ireland, the most cloudy and miserable place on Earth”.