Brian Feeney: SDLP and UUP must take places in executive

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood. The SDLP went from 105,000 votes and 15 per cent of the vote in 2007, to 94,000 and 14 per cent in 2011, to 83,000 and 12 per cent this time. Picture by Niall Carson, Press Association
WE now have a preposterous stance from the UUP and SDLP.  To be sure it has softened from their original position that if they didn’t get what they wanted included in the Programme of Government they wouldn’t join the executive. Their present position is that they will consider the Programme of Government and if they find it acceptable they will enter the executive. Never mind considering the grandiloquently titled Programme of Government, these two parties need to consider their own position in the political scheme of things. They’ve both just suffered the w[...]

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