Tuesday, 22 September 2009

The Apostles

The 12 apostles of the DUP have risen from their slumber and issued a direct challenge to the party leader Peter Robinson. In todays debate on the devolution of Policing and Justice a succession of senior DUP representatives led by an almost hysterical Rev McCrea stated clearly that the devolution of Policing and Justice was a non runner unless the confidence required was present in the Unionist community. While the UUP has focussed on both the finances and the competence to deliver a policing and justice service the DUP according to the Rev McCrea and his side-kick Mr Clarke demand the right to parade the Queens highway any where in Northern Ireland as the price to be paid for the devolution of policing and justice. Each to their own I suppose but clearly the 12 apostles were sending several shots very close to the good ship Peter. Is this the start of a leadership campaign in the DUP?