Unionist backroom

Two of the current favourites to become Trimble’s successor, Messers Burnside and Donaldson, have applied for permission from the party to stand for the Assembly elections – whenever they come.

On his return from the Camlough Feile Steven King calls Unionists to quit the boycott strategy and take on the Republican opposition on the merits (and de-merits) of their own arguments.

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