When I first went to England, I spent a year in Liverpool. I worked as a volunteer in the local equivalent of the Simon community in a hostel that was perched right on the border of between a strongly working class Catholic area, and a similarly working class Protestant one. Massive depopulation on both sides meant the slogans on the walls of the derelict buildings around about were probably a good ten years old. Nevertheless, their scrawled content was unnervingly familiar. Now it seems that two mural artists are going to introduce the Belfast wall mural as art form, but on a very Liverpool theme. H/T to Sean for the heads up!
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