Today’s #DigitalLunch will look at the events of the last fortnight and ask what if anything has changed?
– The British PM apologises to Pat Finucane’s family in Parliament, and then politely tells them that’s it. You’re not getting any more. That is unless Ed Milliband makes good on a promise to do something his party’s last government wouldn’t, and hold a public inquiry.
– Census tells Protestants they are no longer in a majority in Northern Ireland, but it also looks like Catholics are never going to make to majority either. And more people self define as Brits than anything else.
– And a row over flags (or #flegs as it has become tagged on Twitter). And after Alliance, SDLP and SF pressed the button, Peter Robinson seems to be segmenting the British from the middle class others we thought he might have been after. Not chaos, but rather organised form of mayhem ensued. Who wins?
And we’ll be sifting through the Movie treatments of the readers of +Slugger O’Toole, to try and pick our top five favourites, you can pick up the thread here, and give us your own.
Join us on Google Plus from 1pm from the Northern Ireland Community page? Or give us your thoughts/questions/stories/nominations below. Hashtag is #DigitalLunch.
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