AS you may have noticed, I have a keen interest in local politics.
So I tried my very best to listen to Alasdair McDonnellâ€™s speech to the SDLP annual conference on Saturday last. I lasted all of ten minutes.
A man less suited to lead a political party itâ€™s very hard to imagine, McDonnell appears to lack just
about every important characteristic needed for such a lofty position. And as for the speech itself; well, the best that can be said is he didnâ€™t throw a hissy fit like last year because he thought the lights were too bright.