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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson in Dublin in 2013

“I will be speaking with the Prime Minister at the earliest opportunity to emphasise that it is not realistic to expect stability when every unionist representative in the devolved institutions opposes the Northern Ireland Protocol.

“The government and those who claim to be protectors of peace and stability, must step up and deal with the protocol in a manner which respects the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom.”

New DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson this afternoon.


Bring back Poots!

Jeffrey Donaldson declared new DUP leader (RTÉ)


Edwin Poots (left) and Sir jeffrey Donaldson

This afternoon.

Further to internal DUP shenanigans…

….Who succeeds Edwin Poots?

Via BBC NI Corresponednt Enda McLafferty:

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson will be the popular choice within the party.

He will be seen as the man who will possibly be able to heal some of the wounds that have been played out in public. That’s not to say that there will not be many who may feel uncomfortable with that, as not everyone voted for him in the recent leadership election.

There is a sense, though, that Sir Jeffrey will be coronated – it is unlikely that there will be a leadership contest.

DUP looking for new leader as Edwin Poots quits (BBC)



Earlier: A Limerick A Day