I see Nicholas Whyte has a piece on Slugger O’Toole., the website which is a partner of Stratagem, which advises Rowntree which has given the Alliance Party £98,000 since 2007.
Mr Whyte is a former advisor to David Ford MLA, current leader of the Alliance Party (funded £98,000 since 2007 by Rowntree). Rowntree are advised by Stratagem, which is a partner of Slugger O’Toole.
Mr Whyte is currently based in Belgium.
EDITORS NOTE: In fairness to Nicholas Whyte, I should draw attention to his comments below. He states that he was in fact a paid researcher at the Alliance Party when David Ford was General Secretary.
My academic discipline is History (as well as Politics) and the important thing for all students of History is…….source. Who is saying this and why? Now in fairness to Nicholas Whyte, my headline on “almost interesting piece” is a reflection on me rather than him. It is a bit…….academic.
But on other sites, I have often observed that not enough attention is paid to the (usually journalistic) source of a story. Indeed I have usually been told its irrelevant……..and I find that a naive stance.