Stratagem TV: Hurtling towards our uncharismatic election day…

Episode 4, the upcoming election… Not much change it seems, but Quintin’s tip towards the end (so you’ll have to watch the rest of us to get there!) that there will be big changes in the Executive make up is worth noting… Does he know something the rest of us don’t?

I’d have liked to have heard more on the FM/DFM roles. I agree with Quintin that it seems not to be a big issue on the doorstep, but no one I know of has any real idea of how things are shifting on the margins. TUV votes totals in each constituency will be as interesting as its seat totals.

The South Tyrone boxes will be of particular note in that regard.

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