The rise and fall of Edwin Poots – and what it means for the ‘peace process’
Edwin Poots’s brief tenure as DUP leader has come to an abrupt and somewhat farcical end. The nature of his rapid rise and fall, however, underlines the deep instability, not just in his party, but in the ‘peace process’ as a whole.
Poots tries to sectarianise pandemic: Class, not creed, the key dividing line on Covid
Edwin Poots’s attempt to paint the resurgence of Covid as the responsibility of the Catholic community is a particularly vile example of Stormont politicians trying to inject their sectarian poison in the midst of a crisis. The comments weren’t just a political attack on Sinn Féin leaders' double standards on the Bobby Storey funeral - his comments went much further, suggesting ordinary Catholics have broadly flouted the rules while Protestants have abided by them.