TIM Collins has ruled himself out of standing for the UUP leadership, after Lord Kilclooney suggested he would support an outsider of Collins’ stature on Talkback. A new career in the media beckons the ex-soldier, methinks. Kilclooney has also ruled himself out – but he seems unnerved by the prospect of the UUP being led by someone associated with the failures of the past. And that includes all the current candidates.
ADDS: I made a slight correction there after checking something. Kilclooney has actually ruled himself out completely, and I had wrongly suggested he was still interested in the leadership on an interim basis.
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