Policing and Justice: the disquieting elephant in the corner of the room…

In England everyone is beating themselves up (well, not everyone) about the collapse of the left vote and the rise of the right… The collapse in the DUP vote has brought some practical questions to the fore… Not least the unfinished business of the devolution of politicking policing and justice… Martin McGuinness is sure that things are on track… That ball, of course, remains firmly in the DUP’s court, who are publicly saying nothing about it as yet… But the vote for the TUV is hardly an indication of that versatile confidence in the community is any closer to being passed than it has been at any time in the last two years, regardless of what the NIO’s polling tells them, or us…

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