The Bel Tel reports:
David Cameron is planning a rousing pro-Union speech during a visit to Northern Ireland in a last-ditch bid to galvanise unionists behind his party.
It’s quite a complicated pitch isn’t it? He’s asking voters to support Ucunf before the election and will ask for DUP support after it, if he wins.
The Tories are confident an informal understanding with unionist MPs from Ulster could secure Mr Cameron a safe passage with his key early Commons battles, including getting a first Queen’s Speech and Budget passed. He will reach out to voters in Northern Ireland amid signs that the unionist parties may hold the key to the Tories forming a government.
How does he get out of that one? Mikes at the ready, Eamonn, Mark and Ken…
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London