Wednesday, 13 June 2007
The intention of this bog is to provide a commentary on the proceedings at the Sormont Assembly. By documenting how the Assembly is operating we will expose its thoroughly reactionary character. This is particularly important given the myths that have grown up around last assembly. Commentators and politicians have portrayed this period as some kind of golden age which succumbed to a dark period of direct rule. In fact the last Assembly and Executive were a sectarian bear pit and associated with some very regressive polices. For example, it was the last Executive that first raised the prospect of water charges. The current Assembly is likely to behave in a similar manner, and could possibly be even worse given the dominance of the DUP. This blog will stand as record of the rottenness of the political set up at Stormont. We hope that it will also serve stimulate debate on the left on the politics of the north. Our readers are therefore encouraged to comment on the posts than appear here.