FAILURE – By Brian Rowan

    ‘Failure’ is the political buzz word of the day; used in different sentences by Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann. Used also by Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams. Failure on a Stormont day when the governments (players not referees or spectators in this process) did their best to take the bad look off a…

DOWN THE TUBES… – By Brian Rowan 

    There is no talk of a deal at Stormont. Talk, yes, of another deadline approaching; but deadlines are as relevant – or as irrelevant – as the dandelions on the political slippery slopes of this place. The next talk might be the NIO trying to explain that direct rule is not direct rule;…