I had a call from two different journalists today asking me if I knew if the Prime Minister had met with – or planned to meet with – the NI Conservatives on his official visit today. I’m probably the last person to ask, of course, as I’m no longer involved in the Party.
But, inspired by the questions, I thought I’d have a look at NI Conservatives website. Nothing. The home page ‘featured story’ is about Trevor Ringland arguing about the ‘revitalisation’ of Ravenhill to host Ireland rugby matches. Hmm.
Nothing on the blog either. Last post is one about marching bands. Again by Trevor Ringland. Funny little blog it is too. Tad Orangey. Never would have happened in my day.
Radio Ulster, rather than interviewing the local Conservatives about the Cameron G8 announcement, obtained reaction from Arlene Foster, the MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone and local Enterprise Minister.
In short, the poor old local Tories are being squeezed out. Although perhaps I’m wrong. Local Conservatives welcome to comment to clarify.