Remarkable change of fortunes for political unionism

UUP Leader Mike Nesbitt with Danny Kennedy (right) at Park Avenue Hotel in east Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press.
Peter Robinson said this week Stormont cannot return to "business as usual" after the latest political crisis and UUP walkout, which might have served as a dire warning were it not for the small matter that prior to the summer recess the assembly wasn't functioning anyway. The fact the DUP leader was outflanked by politics' answer to Ron Burgundy while he was trying to top up his tan has obviously angered him no end. It seems the opinion of most political commentators - and a now notorious renegade blogger - that Peter Robinson's reign as leader of the DUP is coming to an end. The speculatio[...]

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