Our first home-grown political scandal…

My extended thoughts on the bigger picture implications of this story… Not simply for Robinson, but for the whole settlement… Sinn Fein clearly view this relationship as their second failed arrangement with Unionists at Stormont…

Back to the drawing board…

Maybe, but whatever comes out of this mess has to be decided by politicians and not social scientists… The so-called Good Friday Agreement seems to have delivered us into a particularly nasty form of the Belgian disease (ie, only with added Ulster terror)…

More over at the Telegraph…

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