Inside Politics: Edwin Poots forced out by DUP in ‘bizarre’ meltdown

The DUP has got rid of its new leader after just 20 days in charge – leaving Northern Ireland’s power-sharing arrangements in disarray, writes Adam Forrest

Friday 18 June 2021 08:11
<p>Edwin Poots</p>

Edwin Poots

Anyone remember Don’t Come Home Too Soon – the official Scotland song the last time they were in a major tournament? As the Tartan Army descends on London for tonight’s clash with England, Sadiq Khan has pleaded with Scots without tickets to go home as soon as possible. But the chance to be in the capital for another one of Scotland’s (possibly) glorious failures is too good to miss. Speaking of glorious failures, it looks like DUP leader Edwin Poots is heading home too soon. Only three weeks after voting the guy in, the party has decided to force him out. A truly magnificent embarrassment. Right up there’s with Ally MacLeod’s World Cup bid of 1978.

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