The Ulster Unionists have agreed to continue participation in the review of the implementation of the Good Friday agreement. The decision was taken at a meeting of the party's executive in Belfast which ended earlier this evening. A unanimous resolution was also passed by the party condemning the Patten report on policing reform in the North as deeply flawed and objectionable. It was announced the party will establish a working party to come up with alternative proposals to the commission's recommendations.

Following the meeting, the Ulster Unionist leader, David Trimble has said his leadership of the party is rock solid.