UUP needs vision more than platitude

Talk of the UUP’s rightful place, and Reg Empey’s description of his party as a ‘broad church’ have the ring “an epitaph masquerading as a birth certificate“, according to Newton Emerson. He goes on quote Lurgan DUP MLA Stephen Moutray: “The UUP does not have any rightful place. It is the people who dictate who will speak for them.”

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