OK ….so I said that the British Conservative Party do not put up candidates in Norn Iron. And it turns out they are actually standing in SIXTEEN of the eighteen constituencies. Perhaps it would be churlish to point out that the two constituencies in which they are not standing….Fermanagh-South Tyrone and North Belfast…are the two where the DUP-UUP pact is most effective.
A cynic might say that this “pact” will be helpful to the Tories if they need DUP support to form a government after the Election.
But standing in sixteen seats is impressive, isnt it? A gesture of respect to Tory supporters in Norn Iron?
Well…not quite. ELEVEN of the Tories are being flown in from Conservative HQ in London. Some of them admit to never even visiting Norn Iron.
It is almost….offensive.
So if you are passing thru Aldergrove Airport and see eleven lost souls, who look like they belong in the Monty Python sketch “Upper Class Twit of the Year”…..say hello to your Conservative candidate.