DUP’s ones to watch for the future

Beano has a guest blogger who speculates on the movements/factions inside the DUP. It is (as the guest author acknowledges) all a bit Da Vinci codeish, and it conflates religous affliation without reference to the wider internal context of the party. But certainly some of the people he mentions are likely to become big DUP names of the future, not least North Antrim MLA Mervyn Storey and David McConaghy who was key to David Simpson’s unseating of David Trimble in Upper Bann last year, and seems to have got things moving in the Independent Orange.

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