DUP denies Paisley retirement plan

Last night Mick noted Frank Millar’s front page report in the Irish Times [no subs req], and today the DUP appear to have issued a response.

Reports this morning say the 81-year-old plans to relinquish his Westminster job, but remain on as First Minister in the North. A DUP spokesman, however, has dismissed it as “unfounded press speculation”.

Time will tell whether the speculation is unfounded or not.. and whether the novelty value lasts..