Jim Allister is to hold a press conference this morning. Is he about to resign or will he state his own opinion but accept the decision of the party? He had previously stated he would accept a decision if there was a full and fair debate within the DUP. Last week, as a party officer and executive member he was included in the internal party discussions of Party Officers and the Executive. Will this have passed his test of full debate? UPDATE It was option A, resignation from the party but not office (as has one DUP Councillor, Sam Gaston). His statement in full. A central objection is the continuing existence of the Army Council:
Now, it seems, the Army Council can stay. Then, I can’t.