Tom McGurk: For now, it is all quiet on the northern front

Yet for Sinn Féin, we can see the first signs that the electoral tide is faltering in the North

8th May, 2016
Eamonn McCann at the Derry count Photo Lorcan Doherty /

Boring. Low-key. Turnout falling. Who could have imagined only a few years ago these words being used to describe an election in the North, in the land where once – in electoral legend - the dead voted in huge numbers and the living early and often?

Thirty-five years later, on the anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands, the Northern polls had a quieter day than any in their long and bitter history.

I wonder...

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