O’Dowd and Poots demonstrate disagreement doesn’t mean disrespect

It’s not often I have come away from a debate admiring both people taking part, even less often do I ring up asking for the entire thing to be saved.  Last night, John O’Dowd and Edwin Poots conducted a great debate. Politics should be about disagreement, not disrespect, for 20 minutes last night we got a demonstration, not class clown nonsense that seem to have gripped people.

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs