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Swann and Weir: how two of our most high profile ministers earned sharply different approval ratings

Mark Bain


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Education Minister Peter Weir

Education Minister Peter Weir

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Robin Swann

Robin Swann

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Education Minister Peter Weir

By its very nature politics is a divisive business. Politicians agree and disagree. Often in Northern Ireland they can't agree to disagree, which leads to more disagreement about what they were disagreeing about in the first place, and so it continues.

It is a trait that permeates through society. A simple dipping of the toe into the treacherous waters of Twitter will show you the anger, the vitriol, the downright contempt many have for politicians and the decisions they announce.

In many respects you have to have a grudging admiration for those who stand up to be counted. But that doesn't mean the people who elected them can't have an opinion on how they are doing.


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