Heres a glorious piece of revisionism about my home city. Derrys second class citizens” did not need to take to the streets in 1968 to get jobs and houses. Academics rush in where even Gregory Campbell might fear to tread. Just for now well keep the Fountain out of it. Remember Eamon McCanns minor classic War in an Irish Town with its frank admission that divilment as well as injustice was part of the story? Lets see what else is added over the weekend. Full reports please Irish Times.
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London