For the ninth time since going into government, the Unionist Party will debate whether they should stay in with Sinn Fein. Trimble appears bullish. Some of Trimble’s people are treating the debate as a leadership challenge, but he told UTV that:
“One of the things I was thinking of doing was actually calling a council meeting myself. Others have charged in. There is a danger they may turn what was meant to be a consultation into a confrontation – that`s not what I want and I hope that is not what they want.”
Burnside is upfront over what he is looking for, the expulsion of Sinn Fein.