“both have agreed the creation of a joint Conservative-Unionist committee..”

Another interesting aside from Frank Millar, to compare and contrast with what the, presumably, UUP sources are telling Mark Devenport, in today’s Irish Times.

Electoral confirmation of a real “Brown bounce” will, on the other hand, prompt some Tory strategists to contemplate a possible election victory by a considerably smaller margin than suggested by opinion poll leads of 20 points and more earlier this year. That in turn will increase interest in the Conservative Party’s strained relationship with the DUP’s nine MPs at Westminster – and Mr Cameron’s proposed electoral pact with Sir Reg Empey’s Ulster Unionists. The Irish Times understands both have agreed the creation of a joint Conservative-Unionist committee to oversee the forthcoming European and Westminster elections, with Mr Cameron and Sir Reg jointly nominating candidates.