The 2002 Stormont raid and those meddling securocrats….

I’ve a piece in the News Letter’s political supplement today which looks at the shifting dynamics of the last ten years of politics in Northern Ireland… In looking back through Slugger’s archives I came across some very interesting pieces… not least this observation from Anthony McIntyre at the Blanket written towards the end of October in 2002… Here’s the last paragraph:

It is often claimed by Sinn Fein that moves such as the search of Sinn Fein offices at Stormont are the work of British securocrats who aim to destabilise the Good Friday Agreement. If some of the press reports from the Sunday after the event are reliable then – the case of Denis Donaldson totally aside – some may be forgiven for suspecting that the IRA intelligence system is infiltrated by securocrats. That system, allegedly, more than anything else has given both Sinn Fein and those in favour of the Agreement a headache that will be slow curing in the months ahead.

Anthony now blogs at the Pensive Quill

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