Are the DUP losing their way?

The DUP appeared at sixes and sevens again today. First the party was accused by Alliance and Sinn Fein of having a ‘negative’ attitude regarding its refusal to agree the allocation of the post of Chairman of the new ‘committee’ at Stormont, then Ian Paisley saw his bizarre demand for a two-week extension for the Assembly dismissed out of hand by Peter Hain.

All of which follows the great misunderstanding between Peter Robinson and Ian Paisley over how the party would approach such a committee in the first place.