Last night, I sent a message to Bill White, the main man at Lucid Talk about the upcoming, East Belfast hustings. My message.
Bill has now replied. Judge for yourself. The reply is along the lines that Alan Meban used to justify the Hustings.
I think the main points are that…..
1 This is a Slugger O’Toole event.
2 It complies with Electoral Law.
3 The Formula used to arrive at the head-to-head.
4 The audience will be “informed” about the other candidates and parties contesting the election in East Belfast.
5 The same procedure has been followed with regard to the UK (sic) TV Debates which exclude DUP.
6 I asked whether Gerry Lynch was still a consultant at Lucid Talk. I got no answer to that.
A couple of other points.
Alan Meban used the same links yesterday. But further described the Hustings as “legal” and “decent”.
And Mick Fealty in a Facebook exchange with me today praised the hard work of David McCann setting this up.