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Party election broadcasts are comedy gold... but laughs are mostly hollow and sardonic

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What’s this Assembly election really all about? Well, take a deep breath… in a nutshell — people working together for real change now to fix the health service, solve the cost of living crisis and allow us to be moving forward together in a union of people first before profit.

Oh, and Jim Allister scaring the living daylights out of everybody.

Our parties’ political broadcasts are unintentional comedy gold — though the laughs are mostly hollow and sardonic.

The very people asking for our votes on the basis of radical change in government are the very same people who have been in government for the last five years.

The trick of actually being in power and still complaining about those in power is a masterstroke which the two main parties have down to a T.

Somehow, the same politicians who spent those years in deadlock, on extended holiday for three years, or at each other’s throats, would now all appear to be on the same message. Ringing your GP hundreds of times for an appointment? Ambulance delays? Worried about the impact of the pandemic and protocol on your business? Broken by the cost of living?

Brazenly, our politicians promise revolutionary change of the status quo — despite being the status quo.

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Watching these slickly-produced, self-congratulatory advertorials is like taking part in a psychological experiment to see how much guff the human brain can take without sending a message to the foot to put a boot through the........

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