Glynn or is it Glynn (could not be arsed checking) is a familiar face at Conferences (not just SDLP) that I have attended in the past few years. He is generally to be found in the Exhibition area with his wee stall promoting Independent Retailers.
And now he is appointed to the Parades Commission.
I hope people better resourced than me look up any statements made by the business community in respect of Parades and related issues….
Roberts is seemingly the only person on the new Commission that has been involved in recent party political activity…..Chair of the Alliance Party (2012-13)
By a happy coincidence the outgoing Chair of the Parades Commission is Peter Osborne who was Chair of the Alliance Party in the late 1990s and an Alliance Party councillor in Castlereagh.
How lucky we are to have the Alliance Party who have a supply of public spirited citizens who generously give their time to serve on Quangos.
On a completely unrelated matter….is there a salary for all this?
Congratulations to the other appointees, who also seem to have an enviable track record in community service.
Sometimes we appear too ungrateful.
But the key is whether the new Commission will be more under the control of Theresa Villiers’ people at the Norn Iron Office.
She did seem in rather a hurry to get rid of the outgoing Commission.