Reg Empey thinks that having Assembly Members dispensed with by the DUP Party Officers rather than the electorate is a bad thing. Peter Robinson thinks its a sign of a “modern political party“.
The fact that these contracts are totally unenforceable isn’t really the point. Is democracy really in such a state that the will of the DUP Whips is enough to change who represents us? Is that modernity? If it is, I don’t want it.