Decision time for the Derry/Londonderry City of Culture bid…

Over at Listenderry, Mark’s calling for volunteers to cover the unveiling of the winner of UK City of Culture… Whether you are in Derry/Londonderry or just plain old London get in touch with him via email or the Listenderry Facebook group… As Brian noted on Monday the Mail says they are favourites (but it wouldn’t be the first that time that great organ of British middle class propaganda got something badly wrong…

The current Mayor of the city thinks it will be good regardless of a win or a lose… But I know from my conversations with people across the political piste that not everyone has bought into the feel-goodness of the bid…

If you think it is a distraction from the real issues, or your don’t like the UK tag or think it is not reflecting the real diversity of the people of the city, drop myself or Mark a line and have your say on Listenderry or take an essay slot here on Slugger…

But last word to former Derry City football supporter, Gregory Campbell MP who clearly (albeit in a backwards coming forwards sort of way) also backs the bid:

Gregory Campbell on chances City of Culture Bid 2013 from Derry Web on Vimeo.

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