Rumour has it that Ian Parsley, former Alliance/UCUNF multi-candidate and Conservative Party employee is planning a political “come-back” with a new rainbow coalition.
Composed mostly of nice people, The Parsley Coalition might include, I’m advised, former UCUNFian Trevor Ringland and Dawn Purvis – former front woman for the PUP (who left because of that organisation’s association with Loyalist paramilitarism).
Therefore Parsley’s People might have a slightly lefty hue. Although, no doubt, Parsley will sprinkle his fairy dust over everything – obviating the need for any coherent policy position. And he’ll probably sprinkle his new Party’s blog with the odd post about football as a cunning diversionary tactic.