UUP launch Manifesto

The UUP has this afternoon launched its very “bread and butter” election Manifesto. The reference to future devolution comes in the opening message:

We proved that Sinn Fein were unfit for office. We put them to the
test, stripped away all their excuses, and, in October 2002, put them out when they failed.

We have concluded that, while republicans are prepared to offer more process, they do not want to give up their private army. Consequently, we do not intend to re-enter an Executive that includes Sinn Fein.

The document outlines the Party’s opposition to water taxes, opposition to the continuation of 50:50 Police recruitment, support for the use of ASBOs and support for the war against terrorism.

I used to write and get paid, now I read and don’t.

Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday