Note Hearts and Minds (now in splendid broadband) is on BBC2 tonight at 9pm because of the Snooker and at 10.35 BBC1 because Question Time is dropped locally for Scottish election results:
This week on Hearts and Minds, after four decades of terror the UVF puts itself out of business, its guns out reach. Does that put the PUP out of use? We ask the party’s leader Dawn Purvis. One down, one to go, we assess Sinn Fein’s prospects in this month’s elections in the Republic, and in this era of devolution and north south cooperation, we seek a new definition of Unionism.
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