Politics

Eat your heart out Justin Bieber you''ll never out-twitter Ó Muilleoir

30 Mar 2015Nick Garbutt Politics, Social Media

Scope stops off in South Belfast to examine politicians on social media and stumbles across the politician who out-tweets Obama.  

The irony of calling quotas patronising

25 Mar 2015Guest Author Politics, Equality

This month Scope has chosen to discuss gender quotas in politics. Here political activist - and feminist - Adrianne Peltz outlines why many of the standard objections are objectionable.

The need for new politics in NI

23 Mar 2015Ryan Miller Politics

This month Belfast hosted Imagine! - a "festival of ideas and politics". Scope speaks to director Peter O'Neill about why he thinks it was important and his hopes for making it an annual event.

Gender quotas? Do me a favour - politicians are all the same anyway

23 Mar 2015Guest Author Politics, Equality

Political commentator Alex Kane explains why quotas for female politicians will never get his vote.

The case for gender quotas in politics

16 Mar 2015Ryan Miller Politics, Equality

In the past week female representation in politics has been at the forefront of debate. But has a new Stormont report moved anything forward - and was it wrong to rule out quotas? Scope examines the issue.

Lagan Valley MLAs on Twitter: what's the worst that could happen?

15 Mar 2015Ryan Miller Politics, Social Media

The Shakespearean horror of one MLA's destruction through salvation dominates our latest social media overview, as Scope turns to the greater Lisburn area (no doubt a big influence on the bard).

East Belfast MLAs on Twitter: the calm before the storm

4 Mar 2015Nick Garbutt Politics, Social Media

Scope visits East Belfast soon to be the scene of a ferocious General Election contest to check out its MLAs online activity. 

Phil Flanagan MLA: an apology

26 Feb 2015Nick Garbutt Politics, Social Media

In a recent article Scope described Phil Flanagan MLA as a “bad boy of Twitter."

Fermanagh and S Tyrone: a silent Minister and a Twitter "bad boy"

23 Feb 2015Nick Garbutt Politics, Social Media

After gritty North Belfast, our Twitter tour sees us seeking out the MLAs of the idyllic countryside of Fermanagh and South Tyrone whose steeples are far from dreary.

The fight to block the Transparency of Lobbying Bill

15 Sep 2014Nick Garbutt Politics, Sector Issues

The Lobby Bill was changed but not halted. We asked NICVA's Lisa McElherron about what this means for the future.