Nelson’s up for an Irish award

Suddenly it’s the middle of awards season with the IFTAs, BAFTAs and Slugger Awards over, and with the OSCARs and Irish Blog Awards only round the corner. A small number of NI-based blogs have been nominated in the political category of the Irish Blog Awards, including Splintered Sunrise, Politics NI and Slugger O’Toole. Open Unionism makes it to the Best Post category (the post’s link has changed). But Nelson McCausland’s blog The Minister’s Pen Nelson’s View stands out as the …

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Debate within Unionism: Thorough, Intense and Constructive

This is a cross posting of Fair Deal’s contribution to Open Unionism’s ongoing debate on the future of unionism. He argues that all parties to the debate must resist the temptation to the shape of the solution in their own preferred image, but rather they must allow the debate be ‘thorough, intense and constructive’.