Nationalism’s rudderless drift?

Over at the Guardian I’ve a piece which posits the idea that Sinn Fein’s difficulty over the summer, marks not a crisis as such, but a sense of drift from Northern Irish nationalism’s long term goal of political unification of the island. Sinn Fein appears to have met its political match in the DUP and the SDLP seems unsure of what it stands for these days, other than the completion of the Agreement. Not everyone will agree that there appears to be little or no practical strategy for bringing about constitutional change by peaceful and civil means. So I’d like to throw it open to the floor and ask, if there is a strategy, what is it?

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