Privy to what files?

Mark Devenport’s blog over the election was…..alright. But since Stormont has been revived it has become a very interesting read, and is probably even better than the similar style of reporting Dan McGinn writes for, it seems, every daily newspaper in Northern Ireland. He picks up on the Policing Board meeting this week, where Basil McCrea asked the Chief Constable if Jeffrey Donaldson would use his “worthless bauble” (comment 20) to gain access to more information than anyone else. Apparently he won’t be given that opportunity.

I used to write and get paid, now I read and don’t.

Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday