I WAS surprised that, in last week's Autumn Statement, the Conservative Government gave the DUP a slap in the face by failing to devolve decisions about corporation tax to Stormont.
As recently as Peter Robinson's speech at their party conference, the DUP peddled the line, "Vote DUP and we will have influence at Westminster and might even hold the balance of power".
This "strategy" always smacked of a tired party that was bereft of ideas. Now it is clear what the Conservatives think of the DUP.
Far from inviting them to the table, they have failed to throw them a crumb from the table.
Portadown, Co Armagh