Today we discovered that we have a new deputy leader of the assembley team of the UUP… what crony of the upper echeolns could it possibly be? What vile back woods outdated 1950’s style unionist could the outdated anti liberal monstrosity that is the UUP possibly make its new deputy leader?
Wait a second isn’t this the same John McAllister who has written on the progressive unionism blog? The same Basil McCrea supporting MLA who supports liberal policy reform within the UUP? The man touted by many “progressives” as a bright star of the Progressive movement? Well then what on earth is Tom “Back to 1950’s” thinking? I thought the old men of the UUP were trying to force progressives out! I thought they were tryign to take the party back to the past! But wait a second it turns out that NO they were actually just trying to make the UUP a vote winning party made up of differing unionist opinions from as broad as spectrum as possible (what madness!) including hardline hardnuts and apparently the “loopy left” and indeed evrything in between.
So now that the big bad boogeymen of the hardline old timers at the top has been exposed as nothing more than the nightmares of a few queens students what hope is there that the liberal element (who lets not forget were counting on John “i’m now part of the same elite you fought against” McAllister to stand up for them) has lost their champion? Well many will now come to their senses…. others recently elected to the Queen’s student council (Congratulations by the way) may feel they have more to prove and therefore will keep the rebellion (of the Waistcoat wearing student style) going ever onwards towards oblivion. Mark my words this sudden acceptance of party leadership by John will only speed up the demise of the rebellious progressive element…
Well either that or as some really believe (I’m not making this up)the conservatives and alliance will have to two largest parties…. and we shall all be dancing around the camp fires playing tambourines and singing kumbaya.