DUP leader Edwin Poots has called time on his leadership of the party after just 21 days, exercising his ‘right to choose’ in terminating his still embryonic role with immediate effect.
Poots, who became well known for his position that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and other religious nonsense, has decided he can no longer continue as the leader of the DUP without the full support of the other religious nutjobs in his party.
DUP spokesperson Seamus Williams told us, “It is every DUP leaders right to choose what they do with their own body of work.
“He wrestled with his conscience, but in the end, it was his decision and his decision alone, as it should be, without any outside interference from religious fanatics who also happen to be his colleagues.
“No one should be able to force Edwin to complete his term against his will, this is the 21st century, not some backward civilisation that could not possibly be more than 6,000 years old.”
Meanwhile, political commentators have said that we shouldn’t read too much into the fact he was only in post for twenty-one days.
Political Analyst Simon Matthews told us, “If you believe the Earth is only 6,000 years old, then twenty-one days actually feels like a couple of millennia. He probably feels like he needs a break.”