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DUP is cheating on faithful working class

I WANT to warn the Protestant working-class that the DUP – the political party they have trusted for so long – like a straying spouse, is having an affair.

The 'New DUP' encouraged people to take a stand against the lowering of the flag at Belfast City Hall and, when they took to the streets, it deserted them.

Then we had the Maze debacle.

They once had the reputation for doing what was right. Now they do what is expedient.

The 'New DUP' got into power on Paisley's coat-tails, but now he's gone and no longer keeping an eye on them, they have a roving eye.

The 'New DUP' is now actively pursuing the middle class.

This departure marks the beginning of a very sordid little affair. It won't last, of course, because the object of their affections is well-known to be fickle and not noted for their loyalty.

The 'New DUP' reminds me of a husband who cheats on the wife who has stood by him through the hard times, but now wants to play away with a gold-digger who wouldn't give him the time of day when he was struggling. To add insult to injury, not only does he want his wife to turn a blind eye; he wants her approval.

And, when the gold-digger takes him for everything he has, he'll go crawling back to his wife (if she's daft enough to have him).

OBSERVER

Portadown, Co Armagh

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