Burnside: people are fanatically apathetic…

David Burnside, on the advice of David Ford of Alliance (the reliable wonks of Ulster elections) thinks his seat is going to Willie McCrea of the DUP. On BBC tv coverage he said he heard people on the doorstep say, “I’d vote for you, but not for a party led by David Trimble”. And more impressively: “…people are becoming fanatically apathetic”.

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