Will they actually get back to work?

YouTube from a Nigag event, chaired by Seamus Mckee, in Belfast, in which old Sluggerite, Chris Stalford fields the crucial question. Will they get back to work? Stalford, begins by noting ‘significant’ progress in the Ard Fheis motion, but the emergence from Republicanism of ‘two different definitions of crime’. He charges that ‘crime is universal’. John O’Dowd, “the people I represent are decent, ordinary, law abiding citizens”, and “there is no hiding place for criminals in Republican communities”. PS, Look out for the wee dig at Alan McFarland about his party’s contract in North Antrim. Then Alban Maguinness digs in with an offer to represent either of the two parties in settling their dispute…

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