SIR Reg of sleepytown didn’t quite make it to the Friday morning joyfest at Hillsborough. Perhaps he was annoyed to be woken in the depths of Thursday night to hear that a deal had been done.
The official line is that UUP won’t be party to…err a party. Or was it that he won’t sign up something he hasn’t digested…
One way or t’other the UUP won’t be rushed into reaching for the special ‘only for deal signing’ pen any time soon.
Which is a shame; because with their party strength in the Assembly they’re not really needed to ‘win’ the day?
Still they have the Tories coming to their aid after the election…on such hopes a lot rests.
Which is more than can be said for the new SDLP leader…
As Margaret is lofted on the shoulders of her supporters as victor in the SDLP's leadership race, she will be silently shaking her fists at the cruel fate that will see her asked in the coming weeks “so whaddaya think of yon deal the DUP and Shinners got sorted out?”
Which, even coming from respected journos, will start to grate after a while.