Gnomic quote of the day….

Jonathan Powell commenting in front of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on the Secretary of State’s remarks that those who recieved OTR letters should no longer rely on them as a defence…

“One of the things I have discovered after leaving government is that people in government know a lot of things that people outside government don’t know, and it’s sensible to be quite cautious about opining on those things without that knowledge.”

So is Jonathan just saying that he knows something she doesn’t know?

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

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