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Christopher

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Behind the scenes of local politics
« on: July 28, 2008, 12:14:21 AM »
A lot can happen in a week in politics. The DUP had talks with David Cameron on Tuesday about possible co-operation in the House of Commons. On Thursday we had the announcement from the Tory leader and Sir Reg Empey, the UUP leader, which informed us they were setting up a working party aiming at unity. Now the situation is more interesting than this ... in February Fianna Fail confirmed that a former Ulster Unionist councillor, Harvey Bicker, had joined its ranks. www.newsletter.co.uk/news/Shock-as-UUP-man-defects.3810293.jp

That's not all ... there's more ... in 2006 three members of the Ulster Unionist Party joined the Conservative Party. As James Leslie said ... "To get serious policy development you need the resources of a national party. You can see that clearly in all the political parties in Northern Ireland, there is no serious or fresh thinking." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/5366198.stm