DUP leader Edwin Poots, right, and MLA Paul Givan leave Government Buildings in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Paul Givan and Edwin Poots go way back. These days, they are the DUP’s representatives for Lagan Valley in the Stormont Assembly – and, in Poots’s cas(...)

 Edwin Poots is a strong opponent of the Northern Ireland protocol. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Edwin Poots was, quite literally, raised in the DUP. After his election as leader on Friday, he reminded reporters that his father had been one of th(...)