Now that Fearghal McKinney (SDLP) has joined his former Ulster TV News colleague Mike Nesbitt (UUP) in Stormont…it is surely time to throw out the 106 other MLAs and replace them with our best loved journalists and celebrities.
I daresay that Stormont is a reflection of our Society.
Surely UTV and BBC are a reflection of our Society. …say 50% unionist/loyalist, 40% nationalist/republican and a mere 10% letsgetalongerist.
Professor Deirdre Heenan
Professor Rik Wilford
Eamonn Mallie (oh wait hes not best loved)
Alan in Belfast
Cardinal Sean Brady
Chief Constable Matt Baggott
Please feel free to add more of our excellent celebrities.
I would obviously discourage attaching party labels to them 😉
But Im sure that our Media and Cultural life is 50-40-10
I am certain you are incorrect in those percentages. The Northern Ireland Last Tango survey reported it to be 40% Loyalist/Unionist, 10% Republican, and 50% Letgetalongerist/OurWeeCountry/Bestplaceeverintheworldist.
Well I was close LOL
Celebs don’t perform at the polls in my fuzzy memory. Anyone got numbers, martin lewis springs to mind?
Glenda Jackson…totally forgotten about her.
Its completely different now.
People become a MP and then a celebrity…Anne Wiidicombe, Giles Brandeth etc
I meant Martin Bell, doh. Glenda Jackson I’d rate, though scraped last election. Just think that Fearghal will suffer if he brings up his media experience. Maybe naive of the SDLP faithful to confuse media popularity with political popularity?
Martin Bell….was he the BBC man who never got round to mentioning St Matthews Catholic Church was under attack (1970).
Or was it some other fearless seeker after Truth?
Martin Bell, the man who never met a murdering squaddie he didn’t like.
On the topics of celebrities and politics……
I would be very happy to see Clarkson lose!
“Jordan” (Katy Price) did the same.
Clarkson standing….might femind people of his statement two years ago that strikers should be taken out and shot in front of their families.
He rode that controversy out on the basis that he was joking.
Standing for Parliament would bring it all back and other Tory bast@@ds would lose votes.