Slugger Awards: Challenging your own community…

Okay, we are going to be shortlisting nominations for all the Awards categories at the Big Political Breakfast at the Europa next Thursday (there are still some few places left, but you’d need to book soon), so let’s give them something to bowl at… In this category, which started off as a media category is now well populated with politicians, we already have:

– Dawn Purvis for her high profile resignation from the PUP…

– Basil McCrea for his appearance at Amnesty’s Pride Talk Back a few weeks before the leadership election in the UUP..

– Margaret Ritchie for her wearing of the Poppy…

– Naomi Long for her openly non Unionist campaign in Unionist East Belfast…

Okay, that’s one of the awards that’s captured the imagination better than others, but let’s try and fill in some gaps before next Thursday. And if you want to second or third someone already nominated, let’s hear your reasons why.

Let’s stay away from the ‘why nots’!

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