Boisterous DUP MLAs back leader over response to letters revelations

Peter Robinson in the Assembly chamber

Peter Robinson in the Assembly chamber

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If, from his office in the House of Lords or elsewhere, David Trimble was watching Friday’s Assembly proceedings, he may have felt pangs of envy.

News Letter columnist Alex Kane, who when he was an influential UUP member saw Lord Trimble at close quarters, on Friday morning observed that Trimble would have been “devoured” by Peter Robinson if he had brought to a recalled Assembly the sort of deal now on offer.

It wouldn’t just have been Mr Robinson who would have savaged Trimble in such a scenario; a chunk of the UUP, either publicly in the chamber or privately in the surrounding corridors, would have made known their unease.


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