Is Trimble leading the UUP home?

David Trimbles (long awaited?) defection to the Tories provokes a number of different questions. Not least because of the fairly passive way in which Reg Empey greeted the news. David Sheils, a PhD student at Peterhouse, Cambridge ponders the possiblity that Trimble may be a trailblaizer for the rest of his party

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