Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Lady Hermon's stance praised

The comments of Lady Sylvia Hermon on her absence from the UUP conference are honourable and fair. Explaining her absence from Reg Empey's Tory love-in, the North Down MP said: "I simply couldn't go along and pretend to endorse the New Force arrangements."

Fred Cobain, Michael McGimpsey and Ken Robinson are all leading members of the UUP with well-documented Labour Party sympathies.

Why are they maintaining a silence on the fact their party has become a wholly-owned Tory subsidiary? By her actions, Lady Sylvia has shown more bottle than the so-called 'men in grey suits' at the top of the UUP.



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