On the last minute offer to attain Unionist Unity, Sir Reg Empey described it as:
"It is all very grubby."
The News Letter editorial disagrees, it describing it all as:
"The DUP made a very generous offer to Miss Bradshaw...The offer was regrettably spurned."
The News Letter also picks up that despite the close of nominations it is still not too late for an agreement:
"...which is still possible even if both names appear on the ballot paper."