Suddenly everyone wants to be an Ulster Unionist!

First it was the Secretary of State Owen Paterson …

Owen Paterson speaking at UUP Party Conference

… and then SDLP vice-chair Fearghal McKinney. Everyone wants to be branded as an Ulster Unionist at their conference this morning in Armagh!

Ferghal McKinney chairing a panel at the UUP conference

Alan Meban. Normally to be found blogging over at Alan in Belfast where you’ll find an irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology and the occasional rant about life. On Slugger, the posts will mainly be about political events and processes. Tweets as @alaninbelfast.