Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Empey won't double job after all - UUP keeps the moral high-ground.
When the UUP included Lord Empey on its candidate list for the Assembly election I accused the party of attempting to wriggle out of commitments on double mandates on a technicality. Eamonn Mallie reports that the former Ulster Unionist leader will not now contest his seat in East Belfast. He notes "Reg Empey has set the bar on double-jobbing". You can't say fairer than that. Credit to the UUP for doing the right thing in this instance and taking the moral high-ground.