Daivd Trimble has unequivocally backed Michael Copeland, the MLA at the centre of some controversy on Friday when his office was raided as part of an investiation into money laundering. He has also lodged a complaint with the Police Ombudsman, over the handling of the searches, which came on the Friday before the party’s manifesto was due to be launched. It will launch tomorrow.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty