Does Sinn Fein just prefer another election to another spell in government..?

Newton Emerson says more in one tweet than a dozen pages of fine tuned analysis or furious invective. After admitting it’s spent the last ten years having its eye wiped by the DUP, how exactly does Sinn Fein think these elections to nowhere are going to close in its favour?

To borrow from Orwell in another context,  “nine times out of ten a revolutionary is merely a climber with a bomb in his pocket.”

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