The Orange Order invested much of its membership in the Ulster Unionist Council
clubs, which in turn formed the vanguard of the Ulster Volunteer Force.
In a joint statement DUP and Ulster Unionist council
members William Humphrey and David Browne blamed nationalists and Alliance for creating the problem by voting for designated days but backed a rate cut.
The move, put forward by party leader Sir Reg Empey, won the approval of the Ulster Unionist Council
at its AGM in Belfast yesterday.
Insiders say that the poll is likely to take place around June 4, as soon as they can organise a special Ulster Unionist Council
More specifically, political differences within the UUP have resulted in a series of overt confrontations at meetings of the party's executive body, the Ulster Unionist Council
Management and marketing consultant David Hoey confirmed that he would run against Mr Trimble in a leadership contest at a meeting of the Ulster Unionist Council
A second bid to discipline the MPs was put on hold in September after the 900-member Ulster Unionist Council
backed Mr Trimble's call to stick by party policy.
A meeting of the ruling Ulster Unionist Council
had been called for next Wednesday.
``There is no way that the Ulster Unionist Council
will endorse this joint declaration.
To that end, the Ulster Unionist Council
(UUC) formed in March 1905, and called for the "Unionists of Ireland" to "close up their ranks" in "emphatically declaring" their "determination ...
At a meeting of the Ulster Unionist Council
in Belfast yesterday, Mr Trimble called for talks between the Government and all Northern Ireland parties on the future of the province.
Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble called for the poll during his speech to the Ulster Unionist Council
's annual general meeting in Belfast.