NOW that James Cooper is likely to resign as UUP chairman, is recently-ousted MP David Burnside jockeying for the position? He told the Mirror (offline) that “[t]here has to be a fundamental re-examination of the officer tean, the management of the party, our finances and policy”.Burnside continued:
“The problems will not be sorted out by any clever little scheme. We have had enough of advertising campaigns about decent people and fish and chips. The UUP have had presentational and organisational problems for years.
“We cannot afford to cobble together again the same facade as recent years, featuring the same people who have been responsible for our failures.”