Newton Emerson: DUP could prove its most destructive having cornered itself

Foster departing deeply conflicted party as she announces decision to step down

Arlene Foster, who has led the pro-British party for over five years, is to step down as Northern Ireland's First Minister at the end of June. Video: DUP

Last month, a remarkable set of minutes was leaked to the Belfast News Letter from the DUP’s South Antrim constituency association.

It revealed a party in despair, with elected representatives at all levels calling for “drastic change”.

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