DUP still living in hope of a unionist unity candidate in South Belfast…

DUP Time clock to nomination closeA few weeks back Bobballs reported a rumour to the effect that the DUP would pull out of South Belfast. That rumour is still doing the rounds.

It seems there are people talking between the two parties for some kind of a deal on a similar basis to the one just concluded in Fermanagh South Tyrone: ie for an independent candidate… But even people in the constituency, who might have been expected a few months back to support a unity candidate believe that it is too late to change now that the official Ulster Unionist candidate is now out in the field to switch to a compromise candidate now… But hey, as the DUP remind us>, there is still eleven days to go

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