However instead of turning fire on Adams and Co, Professor Paul Bew, a close advisor of Trimble’s, looks to the DUP for targets:
“Mr Robinson has been saying interesting things. His public remarks have been widely interpreted as signaling the necessity for a DUP-Sinn Fein understanding as the way forward in Northern Ireland. How credible is Mr Robinson and his alleged project? Mr Robinson, it appears, has a popularity rating of only 7 per cent among unionists and is the deputy leader of a party only 2.7 per cent of whose supporters back power-sharing with the SDLP and Sinn Fein. In the light of these figures, the wager on Mr Robinson seems a very risky one.”
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