DUP to refuse to share power with UUP

The DUP has taken what many seem to consider the open goal offered them by the UUP’s decision to approach PUP leader David Ervine about joining the party within the Assembly.
DUP leader Ian Paisley said at Stormont that his party will not enter any power-sharing arrangement with the UUP due to the PUP and Ervine’s links to the Ulster Volunteer Force, which is not on ceasefire and which the report points out is deeply involved in drugs, extortion and violence.
“If people want to be aligned with any form of terrorism, whether it be Protestant or Roman Catholic, they have no right in the government here,” he said.