Kieran Pradeep - "National Identity is an interesting and dynamic process. Melanie Phillips makes it boring."
Kieran Pradeep - "NI is a land struggling to keep its head above a tide of historical debt. Culture and identity become leveraged by those who define them for us. Our segregated communities, educations and institutions service this debt, ensuring that the hierarchies in place do not falter."
Jo Zebedee - "I looked down the lough and started wondering, what would happen if aliens invaded Belfast?"
Andrew Pope - "Political normalisation was bandied about as the answer to NI's problems. To put aside our identitarian quarrels and fall in line with the laissez-faire centrism of the rest of the world. Instead, we sat tight until things boiled over, until the Brits and the Americans voted for the same kind of monstrous bastards that we've been electing for years. Until the kind of cruel demagoguery the DUP peddle became the new normal everywhere else."
Denver Charles - " If the same politicians are returned in March, there is a serious possibility that they will fail to prioritize Educational change as a cross-party agenda. This cannot happen. We are at least ten years too late already."