Is Northern Ireland ready for another election?

The CountI thought that perhaps we had seen the end all our elections in 2007. But that may not be. Rumour is rife (Doughty Street)of Gordon Brown’s plans to cut and run (and some warnings to the contrary) for an early test at the polls: not least to try to finish off David Cameron before he has a chance to marshal his policy commissions into a coherent offering to the UK public. But is the shortened time quickening plans on the Unionist side for rapid moves (not to mention Senator Harris’s recent intervention) towards to co-operation? Single candidates in South Belfast and Fermanagh South Tyrone, could yield a couple of profitable results!

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

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