DUP: not an alternative, yet

In the wake of the DUP’s annual conference, the Belfast Telegraph still believes its lack of an expressed political vision is the party’s greatest weakness:

“The weakness of the DUP’s position has always been its failure to come up with any alternative which would command cross-community support. The latest defiant refusal to negotiate with “the representatives of terrorism” does not suggest that anything has changed.”

Update: William Graham in yesterday’s Irish News reported on Ian Paisley’s list of demands, and on the face ot it, it doesn’t look much different from the UUP’s. Trimble on the possibilty of divergence within the DUP.