Interesting idea from Newton Emerson in today’s Irish News.
The UUP is extraordinary ripe for an entryist takeover. The UUP has perhaps as few as 600 active members, every one of whom has an equal vote in leadership contests. A well-organised rugby club could swamp our 3rd largest political party in time for its next annual conference.
It is an interesting idea that political parties could be so easily taken over. I assume it would be a similar case for the SDLP and The Alliance Party. I suppose the big question is what do you do with it once you have it?
So who should we try to elect? All suggestions welcome.