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Allison Morris: When it comes to the poppy, respect means choice

Allison Morris
You would think at this late stage in the game I'd know better, but despite the undoubted backlash I'm going to write about the annual poppy furore anyway, mainly because regardless of how many times it's said respect means choice there are those who still seek to impose the symbol upon others.

Alex Kane: The reality is a lasting deal is just not possible

Alex Kane
Well, there you go. After ten months - including the collapse of the assembly and an unexpected election - of talks, further talks, additional talks, side talks and talks for the sake of talking, we appear to be precisely where we were when the entire rigmarole began.

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