Slugger O'Toole a most interesting piece from Brian O'Neill on a firming up on nationalist opinion in the North.From
I shared the scepticism of others about the #IrelandsFuture event, that it seemed a bit pointless having an event were everyone agreed with each other. But I went along to check it out and I was glad I did.
The turnout was astonishing. The hall in the Waterfront conference centre has a capacity of 2000, and it was full. We are happy when we get 100 in the Dark Horse for our Slugger events so to see so many people gather for a political event was an impressive sight and a credit to the organisers.
I had the preconceived notion that the event was just a Sinn Fein proxy campaign and while all the SF top brass were all there, there was also a wide range of people from all sections of society as well as quite a few SDLP politicians. It was particularly interesting to see so many from the professional classes, who traditionally do not like to be so public about political matters.
I don’t think the DUP fully appreciate what a Pandora’s box they have opened by backing Brexit …
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