Deirdre Heenan: Plenty of fury and bluster, but nothing new from Donaldson
The DUP leader’s call to bring down the North’s institutions over the Northern Ireland protocol looks like a desperate and not very credible threat to address dwindling support for his party
Susan O’Keeffe: Donaldson’s threat is a folly of stupendous proportion
The DUP leader is attempting a car crash style of solution while showing a glaring lack of understanding of just how long and tortuous this Brexit road has been
Donaldson threatens to collapse Stormont executive over NI protocol
The DUP leader also said his party would be withdrawing “immediately” from the North-South ministerial forums that were set up as part of the Good Friday Agreement
Deirdre Heenan: Donaldson leading from a distance rather than from the front
The DUP leader’s appointment as trade envoy to Cameroon is at odds with his declared intention to return to Stormont as soon as possible
Deirdre Heenan: Donaldson finally claims the crown, but does he have a plan?
The new DUP leader knows very well that his demands to abolish the Northern Ireland protocol are utterly unrealistic
Deirdre Heenan: Poots and Donaldson: two sides of the same Orange coin?
Edwin Poots’s father was a founding member of the DUP. Jeffrey Donaldson followed his father into the ranks of the UDR and jumped to the DUP from the UUP. Both are members of the Orange Order and don‘t hide their religious beliefs. But can either man come up with a viable vision for the future of the North?
The Last Post: Be careful what you wish for as the DUP duped again and again
The DUP’s determination to do things the British way blocked an all-Ireland strategy on Covid-19. Now we are all paying the price