The on-off story of Adrian Watson's candidacy for UCUNF in South Antrim continues to amuse the wider world. Today the BBC hints that "Watson could still be UUP choice".
Apparently Watson has eaten his fill of humble pie - or to be more cynical, the local UUP are up in arms about his disgrace. There is obviously a realisation that the Tory's choice - a total unknown called Margaret McVeigh who lives and works in England - would embarrass UCUNF even more than Watson. And, as this blog has pointed out, the Tories simply don't have anyone else!
Watson's original sin was that he advertised his willingness to discriminate against gay men (and women?) partly because his (then) 14 year old daughter might ask questions. Well, that daughter is now close to 17, and frankly, if she hasn't come across homosexuality then she has been locked in the attic. So now, presumably, gays are OK chez Watson, because the daughter is not such a backward child?
The watching world awaits the next episode of UCUNF's ongoing farce.