Mark Devenport has been pointing out the inconsistencies emerging between the DUP’s previous stated positions and their current pronouncements which, some might say, reveal their terror at the idea of the UUP and SDLP pulling out of government.
On the same theme, Derek Hussey has tonight sought to ask questions of the DUP’s position. His statement reads:
I read with interest Jeffery’s response to [Jim] Allister in Tuesday’s Newsletter. “Northern Ireland is a much better place today than it was a decade ago”. I couldn’t agree more but who is responsible for this! This is the issue that brought me into political representation within a Mainstream Political Party – Namely the UUP. In this regard, I invite our current ‘unionist’ representative in the Strabane area of West Tyrone, Cllr Alan Bresland MLA, to an open debate on this subject – at a venue of his choice, with an audience of his choice and with a Chairman of his choice – so long as it is open to the General Public.
I used to write and get paid, now I read and don’t.
Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday