Change comes dropping slow. Oh so slow.


By Jude Collins (

One minute you’re up, next you’re down. Peter Robinson was just hitting that expansive unionism-is-safe-with-us-and-Catholics-are-lining-up-at-our-door note when boom! Mein gott, donner und blitzen! What kind of democracy is this, that votes to not have a 365-day flag at City Hall? This is a crisis, a political tsunami!.. Except. Don’t the Chinese have the same word for crisis as for opportunity? So let’s send out 40,000 flyers and blame the whole thing on Naomi Long! Perfect. We impress on the Shinners and their fellow-travellers that we’re not going to have Our Flag tampered with and we fatally undermine your woman Long’s Westminster seat! Great stuff. Get cracking, lads.

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