The resignation of Brian Faulkner, Minister for Commerce, from the Northern Ireland government put pressure on Terence O'Neill and highlighted the division within the Unionist Party.

Brian Faulkner gives his reasons for resigning, the main one being the establishment of the Cameron Commission or the 'Royal Commission'.

John Howard also questions Faulkner about the leadership of the Unionist Party and if he has ambitions to become leader. Faulkner denies that this is his motivation. Faulkner also states that he hopes to remain on as an ordinary member of parliament with the support of his Unionist colleagues.