No-one wants to be the DUP’s European election candidate it would seem. As Ignited reveals on Redemption’s Son, the deadline to apply has been extended to 23rd January, with a selection meeting postponed indefinitely.
Clearly Peter Robinson is experiencing difficulties persuading a high profile candidate to stand. With Jim Nicholson set to avail of a slick Conservative campaign team and Jim Allister rabidly snarling at the Dupes, who would want to take this poison chalice?
Whether Nigel Dodds finally has his arm twisted to stand is now a moot point. Clearly the DUP is in disarray. Perhaps 'Big Ian' might consider a comeback? What about Pootsie or Ian Junior?
Alan Hansen has a stock phrase which he trots out to admonish an ineffectual defence about to concede a shambolic goal, ‘indecision is final’. Just now it rather neatly sums up the DUP.