I’m sitting at this minute listening to BBC’s The Nolan Show (again) and if there was ever any doubt in my mind that the death of Mary Travers is being used as a weapon to beat Sinn Féin with, it’s gone now. Gregory Campbell – who else? – is on and he’s been asked if Mary McArdle should resign. Welllll, she could, Gregory says. But that would be the easy way out for Sinn Féin. What should happen is that Sinn Féin should admit that they were wrong to appoint her in the first place and withdraw the offer of the appointment. So now we know. It’s not really about the pain that Ann Travers is feeling. It’s about damaging Sinn Féin as much as possible. If there’s concern for the tragedy of the Travers family it comes second to this political objective – thump the Shinners. And now there’s a man on the line whose brother was murdered by the UVF (after being tortured) who’s saying the same thing essentially – get the politicians off the programme – at the moment it’s Gregory and that other man of peace, Jim Allister – and let the ordinary people speak. No, sorry, caller, that wouldn’t work. Because it wouldn’t then be assured that the death of Mary Travers could be used as a political weapon. You want an image? It’s of politicians standing on the coffin of Mary Travers so their voices will carry further. Enough, already.