Darling gambles on an end to panic…

All morning I cannot get the theme tune to that awful prize show from the seventies, Sale of the Century… Not sure what that means as an omen for our Financial futures, but the British Chancellor Alistair Darling hopes we’ll spend, spend, spend… With the UK and Irish governments treading in radically different directions, at least Northern Irish retailers will be coining it from their ‘Irish’ customers… Over at Brassneck, I look at what it might mean for the government’s still slim electoral chances…

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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