Looks like the UUP have been sold a pup by the DUP on a pact. The DUP fancy their chances in South Belfast with or without the UUP and are also confident they can beat Kinahan in South Antrim. Lesson for the SDLP?? SF are going to hold their 4 seats with a possibility of winning back F&ST. What is the benefit to SF of a pact??
Whoever the UUP/Alliance pact choose. Ford/Nesbitt
If SF cared about advocating their position they'd take their seats and challenge May directly. I'm predicting that the DUP will lose 3 seats in a protest by the people of Northern Ireland. Only Donaldson, Paisley, Wilson, Campbell and Jim Shannon will hold their seats. Alliance and UUP will gain these. SDLP/Sinn Fein pact will gain none. Arlene Foster will accept blame and resign.
You're predicting that Alliance will win North Belfast?!?!
I'm predicting that Alliance will win at least one seat in Belfast and that Mike Nesbitt will also be elected. Any clearer?
You seem to predict that Dodds will not be elected, as he doesn't appear in your list of certain DUP MPs. You also say that the (now doomed) SF/SDLP pact wouldn't gain any seats, so I'm simply asking who beats Dodds in Nth Belfast?
The UUP have already said they won't be standing in Nth Belfast and frankly David Ford wouldn't have a cat in hell's chance.