CityBeat Slugger Politics slot: making politics work…

Okay, my monthly slot on CityBeat goes out at 6.45 tonight, with an overview of the various shocks delivered by last Thursday’s Euro-poll. In short I argue that whatever misgivings unionists have about dancing with what many of them, as Jim Allister has demonstrated, still believe to be the ‘ugly bird’ of the ball – Sinn Fein – the elections confirm that they are the firm and favoured choice of an overwhelming majority of the Nationalist electorate. Commensurately, perhaps it is time for Sinn Fein to stop eying up the glamorous neighbour across the fence border and give some attention to making the legal and binding partnership they actually have, and make it work first?

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