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Confusion reigns in Mike Nesbitt’s UUP

Published 12/02/2016

Mike Nesbitt’s interview on Inside Politics was remarkable in that it finally draws a line in UUP mixed messages on where its sympathies lie with regards national politics.

He flippantly reminded listeners that he “wore the T-shirt” in 2010 when he stood on a national Conservative manifesto and, again in 2011, in the Assembly election before the UUP/Conservative links were broken.

His party’s recent rejection of the Conservative-brokered Fresh Start agreement and welfare reform shows more flip-flopping and sowing more seeds of confusion in the electorate. One wonders what is his “vision” — apart from broad-church populism.

JOHNNY ANDREWS

NI Conservatives

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