McGuinness on the importance of contention and dialogue…

It went hard with me that the end piece on the (excellent) UTV report on the Slugger Awards last week ended on a stalled video of the deputy First Minister… I’d given him a pretty deadpan intro to the effect that we’d often given his party a hard time on Slugger but in the certainty that he had a good riposte… He did, but technical difficulties beat us on the night… There is always a danger that when you do something like an awards ceremony for politicians that you will be seen to being trying to embrace people whom you should perhaps more properly hold at a distance… That may or may not be a calculable risk… But for now here’s Martin McGuinness on the importance of contention and dialogue that Slugger so often strives for and sometimes (if only fitfully) manages to pull off…

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  • Drumlins Rock

    Mick, think it went perfect on the night lol, seeing that now we didnt miss anything and the laugh it created took the edge of the controversy surrounding the winner. Did remind me of the good old days, maybe all the politicians should get actors to speak their words (except sammy)

  • percy

    magic

  • RepublicanStones

    Mick whats the jackanory with the Boomtown Rat’s rant at the awards?

  • Mick Fealty

    I’m putting that up tomorrow, in context…