JUST caught Peter Robinson on News 24. The section of the speech that attracted the BBC’s attention most was this:
I cannot guarantee the future of the Assembly but I can guarantee that it will not be the DUP that will walk away. I can also guarantee that in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, the DUP will act in the best interests of the people of Northern Ireland.
This is the DUP message that has been distilled down for the rest of the UK on this horrible day.
The BBC clip played out with Robinson once again appealing to the UUP to form an electoral pact with them over the Fermanagh-South Tyrone and South Belfast constituencies.
PS: The DUP’s latest party political broadcast can be seen here.