Jim Allister helps awaken moral force in politics
Thankfully, Jim Allister's spads Bill has put distance between the SDLP and Sinn Fein.
Many SDLP voters will be glad of that. If that's all it achieved, then many SDLP supporters will be happy.
Jim Allister has lived up to the quote he used from 19th century political giant Daniel O'Connell in recent TUV election literature: "Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right."
His use of moral force, like O'Connell, has hopefully awakened an aspect of Assembly life much neglected in recent times.
Moral force is where the future lies for the SDLP if they want to recover lost ground from Sinn Fein.