I'm currently listening to Talkback where Trevor Ringland has announced his reluctant resignation from the UUP. He is currently explaining his reasons and fending off strident criticism. The Ulster Unionists, he contends, should be doing more to oppose 'managed segregation'. Although he acknowledges that he backed himself into a corner, with his ultimatum to Tom Elliott, insisting that the leader should attend a GAA match.
He quits hot on the heals of the news about Paula Bradshaw and although it is in slightly unusual circumstances, it will become much more significant if the trickle of departures becomes a stream.