17 Jun 2021

Northern Ireland’s new DUP leader Edwin Poots faces backlash over first minister nomination

Home Affairs Correspondent

After only three weeks in the job, the new leader of the DUP, Edwin Poots is facing a challenge from within his own party.

A sizeable number of DUP members of the Stormont assembly and some of its MPs reacted with fury after he struck a deal over the status of the Irish language in Northern Ireland.

Our home affairs correspondent Andy Davies reports.