BOTH a caller to Talkback and Mick have already noted that the UUP has been canvassing in republican Ballymurphy – an encouraging sign of progress. Has anyone else had any ‘unexpected’ visitors? Did Sinn Fein’s unionist outreach officer – Martina Anderson – manage to do any unionist outreach in Foyle, for example (surely the least she could do)? Another topic on the Dunseith show was the fact that the election count stops overnight, and, as any politics junkie knows from the general or US elections, half the fun of a poll is sitting up half the night watching the rolling coverage. Since the reason for the hiatus was the threat of trouble during our darker days, isn’t it time that those counting the votes broke out the Pro-Plus?!