The Daily Telegraph

History ‘will be kind’ to Foster, says successor


The man who replaced Arlene Foster as DUP leader has said that history “will be kind” to his predecesso­r.

Edwin Poots was the first party leader to pay tribute to the departing first minister after her resignatio­n. Mrs Foster stared straight ahead with her arms folded during his speech.

The new DUP leader congratula­ted Mrs Foster on a “hugely successful” career. He added: “I believe history will be very kind to Arlene, it should be very kind to her because she has done a considerab­le course of work in ensuring that we move forward.”

Earlier, Mrs Foster said she would now spend more time with her family “whether they like it or not”.

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