The Orange Order has voted to sever links with the UUP.
Orange Order Grand Master Robert Saulters said the arrangements made 100 years ago were no longer relevant in the political scene today.
Speaking after the meeting, he said: “The loyal Orange Institution will continue to lobby for the unionist cause as events require.
“We will seek to establish good relationships with all those engaged in the political interests of the unionist people.”
Not a very cultural statement but, more importantly, I hope that doesn’t mean they have no interest in establishing relationships with non-unionists.