Leaving it all behind…

DAVID Trimble’s attitude to Northern Ireland these days is like that of a Western gunslinger who has cleaned up the town: “My work here is done. Time to move on.” Lord T seems quite happy in his new Conservative role, according to Sam Lister. Saying he regretted not buiding closer links with the Tories while UUP leader, Trimble added that he lost his Westminster seat in the last election was because voters had “failed to understand” what he was doing. Perhaps he should have explained in a way that they could comprehend and sympathise with? Like a lecturer who never pauses for questions, Trimble’s lack of charisma and failure to bring his grassroots with him helped lead to his eventual downfall.