Bizarre scenes from the Castlereagh count tonight, where the DUP and UUP have formed a council pact in response to the DUP’s loss of overall control within the council. The BBC has broadcast a joint statement read by the DUP’s Jimmy Spratt in which the plans to form a single group under a common whip were outlined. This comes after Alliance won six seats on council. Sledgehammer for nut, anyone???