Tweeted by Alex Kane who attended the by John McCallister speech to the Strangford Conservative Association:
- What has been missing in the current controversies is the voices of moderate, civic nationalism and moderate, civic unionism.
- We have caught a depressing glimpse of where we are led by 'nationalist unity' and 'unionist unity'
- Unionism cannot allow itself to be defined by pursuit of tribal politics. It betrays very values which stand at the heart of the Union.
- How did we reach a point in 2012 when - before Christmas - our society again experienced violent protests, threats, and sectarian division 5/5
Comment: Mike Nesbitt claims to have cleared this speech and its contents, but it seems critical of his leadership and of unionist unity which Nesbitt has been following to some extent.