Hearts and Minds: a changing tone in Unionism…

With the appointment of Rena Shepherd as chair of the Parades Commission, and no sign of that review yet, perhaps it will last a little longer than the end of the year… The programme looks at its future… And they talk to Jim Allister and a much calmer (chastened?) Nelson McCausland than last time they crossed angry swords… does this change in tone presage onset of Ministerial responsibility (tomorrow, if Sammy’s to make that vote legal AND ethical by tomorrow night)?

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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