Attending recent political and constituency events, I have been surprised to find a perception persuading people - somewhat erroneously - that I have been removed from politics. This is far from being the case.
My unjustified treatment and grossly unfair suspension for nine months from membership of the UUP does not - and will not - interfere with my duties as an MLA.
Nor is my position curtailed by a folly declaring that my future rests on an invasion of little green men. I will continue to engage, speak out, champion and challenge on issues which need a voice and require a hearing.
Come November, my intention is to take my place in the seating area reserved for elected Ulster Unionist MLAs.
I was not a part of the ousting of Tom Elliott. It is now clear to all who wish to see how the obvious was staring them in the face: the purge of those who no longer fit began some time ago.
No doubt that is a significant contributory factor to the uneasiness prevalent in UUP groupings today. They can't say that the warnings given by me at the time are not now ringing in their ears.
DAVID McNARRY MLA