Alex Kane agreed with one part of Dan McGinn’s sprawling overview of the election campaign – unlike in the past, where it might have been described as a ‘phony war’, in this election every seat is hotly contested.
Kane suggested that despite Ulster Unionist Party missteps, the media and bookies’ prospects of the DUP sweeping four seats might bring out the voters.
He added that whether he wins his seat or not, it’s inevitable that David Trimble exits the leadership quickly after this election.Chris Thornton added that alienated UUP voters have very little compunction about voting for that man and pulling for the DUP.
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