At last Saturday's UUP conference, the party leader, Mike Nesbitt, said that his party was "for everyone". Yet, just days later, on the BBC's Nolan Show, he said that that Protestants are the "side" he is elected to represent.
The majority of UUP MLAs voted earlier in the week not to censure Nelson McCausland.
Then the party leader issued a joint statement, with Peter Robinson, part of which commends the idea of "unionist unity" - i.e a retreat into single, sectarian political blocs. UUP members are being repeatedly let down by their leadership.