“Who else is there?”

The BBC’s Gareth Gordon has an update on, what could be described as, the pushing contest for the leadership of the UUP – pushing candidates forward that is. The report focuses on the, apparently, reluctant leader-in-waiting Reg Empey.. there is a mention of a press conference to be held next week.. but the quotes that appear – such as the one I’ve used for the title of the thread – from anonymous party sources, hint at the extent of the problem for whoever takes a bite of that “poisoned apple”.