Devolution and the partial democratic deficit…

According to one senior journalist the former Iron Chancellor looked like a ghost in Belfast yesterday. Such are the dangers of full blown democracy. Gordon Brown got a good old fashioned kicking at the polls last week. A kicking that has put his adminstration on a two year notice. Despite its critics, our half blown version has certainly tied our political parties to some useful work. Despite the rush to judgement in some parts of the media it is likely to take another two years before we find out whether this year’s work is up to scratch… Whatever happens, mandatory coalition means we can’t deprive any of the main parties of their ministerial salaries… More over at Comment is Free…

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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