Lessons from Obama for Northern Ireland…

I had been invited to the SDLP Youth Forum to talk on a panel of experts today (Mulley should be there), but because of family circumstances (if the term 38 weeks means anything to you, then you’ll understand why I couldn’t make the flight) I was unable to take advantage of their hospitality. But they’ve asked me to assembled a few thoughts on the matter, which I recorded (late last night). I’ve tried to pitch it broadly enough at any of our local political parties. The session starts at 5pm this evening in Armagh; so here it is a few minutes early for Slugger readers…

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