UUP leader Media Mike Nesbitt has thrown a bit of a tantrum after SF minister John O'Dowd was alleged to have said "so what?" after the UUP, SDLP and Alliance accused SF of keeping them in the dark over a plan for a "shared future". I know, the horror of it all.
Anyway Nesbitt has now decided to show SF who's who by withdrawing from attending a SF sponsored conference at the Europa Hotel titled: The City of Equals in an Island of Equals.
BBC News - Nesbitt pulls out of SF conference in protest at O'Dowd remarksHe told the BBC: "I'd given a provisional 'yes' to giving a keynote address at a conference on the future of Belfast organised by Sinn Fein and I was looking positively at that.
"But given the remarks by John O'Dowd, the 'so what' which tells you all you need to know about what he, at least, thinks about the Ulster Unionist Party and the other two (parties) which are not at the centre of government, unless that's fixed, the damage is done.
"I can't fix it. Unless it's fixed I can see no way that I can participate in the Sinn Fein event at this stage given those remarks."
Further proof of the immaturity within the leadership of unionism to take offence at every little thing.