Update: There’s a more detailed report from the Beeb… UUP? Engaging in disruptive politics? Surely not?
The Ulster Unionist Party admitted it had been upbraided by government officials for running a blog from the hotel.
Tom Elliott, a party official wrote: “The intention of this blog is not to break confidentiality but to show the public, who are footing the not unsubstantial bill for these talks, a sense of what is happening.”
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