The weekend’s UUC meeting was eclipsed by Sinn Fein’s Ard Fheis in Dublin and Sammy Wilson, who defied critics by calling on voters to vote for Paula McCartney (should she stand for the Belfast City Council election), rather than for him. So much for not wanting a Fenian about the place!Though Sammy may have other fish to fry in East Antrim at the next General Election, which is widely expected to be held on the same day.
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