Perhaps UUP hardliners should have been disciplined

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Councillor Roy Young believes that Peter Robinson should sanction those DUP Assembly members who refused to vote for Mitchel McLaughlin as Speaker ( Report, January 29 ).

No doubt similar action should have been taken in the past by the Ulster Unionist Party against critics of David Trimble’s leadership — a group which included not only Jeffrey Donaldson and Arlene Foster but also a certain Roy Young.

I suppose that one should be amused that Mr Young left a party which he regarded as too liberal only to find himself a decade or so on in one which he thinks isn’t liberal enough.

C.D.C Armstrong

Belfast