Unionist backroom

Peter Weir is hitting the campaign trail earlier than most. Last week he was spotted on the streets of Holywood with a number of young DUP worthies preparing to leaflet unsuspecting constituents of a key area in the relatively affluent North Down constituency. Today he is turning his attention to his former UUP colleagues, Burnside and Donaldson.

The Belfast Telegraph suggests four options the Ulster Unionists might take. Durkan warns Trimble not to mess with the devolved institutions.

Update: Pre Council meeting to take place in Fermanagh. Update to the update. It now seems that that meeting is not going too smoothly.

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