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DUP must state their position on key issues

THE Ulster Unionist Party has clearly spelt out its alternative to the status quo on flags, parading and dealing with the past.

The DUP's reaction is to attack fellow unionists. The DUP has failed to outline its position in regards to these issues. This is a complete abrogation of their responsibilities as the largest party.

The UUP is providing leadership in response to the vacuum left by the DUP's refusal to spell out their position. I call upon the DUP to publish its own position and enter into an honest debate.

I find it particularly hypocritical that they have attacked the UUP for pulling out of the party leaders' meetings over the on-the-runs scandal. The DUP was prepared to walk out of the office of first minister over the same issue.

CLLR ALEXANDER REDPATH (UUP)

Lisburn City Council

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