Quote of the Week has to be from Ian James Parsley (still a member of the Alliance Party). Writing in his blog about NI21 (and isnt the batlle between Alliance and NI21 heating up nicely?) Mr Parsley (politician and businessman) states.
“Ultimately the real currency of politics is not votes but influence”.
To a democrat like myself that seems a tad undemocratic.
By the way have I ever mentioned that the Alliance Party (ian Parsley is sometimes a member) has 52,000 votes and two Executive seats?
Anyway one of the rather unfortunate things about Norn Iron politics is that people who couldnt get arrested never mind elected form pressure groups with fancy names and network with each other to further their agenda such as integrated schools and “normal politics”.
It is in effect an undemocratic and unaccountable Opposition. The arrogance is breathtaking. It is a scandal.