Friday 20 April 2018

David McKittrick: Score-settling will damage church and party

Paisley’s triple demotion in government, party and church hit him hard.
Paisley’s triple demotion in government, party and church hit him hard.
Journalist Eamonn Mallie with Ian and Eileen Paisley during filming of the documentary.
The DUP’s Ian Paisley and Peter Robinson during an election campaign in the 1970s.
Paisley and Sinn Fein deputy leader Martin McGuinness became know as the ‘Chuckle Brothers’ while in office.

David McKittrick

The DUP's Ian Paisley and Peter Robinson during an election campaign in the 1970s.

THE BBC TV prog-ramme on the Rev Ian Paisley is the supreme example of the saying that revenge is a dish best served cold, for he has long been waiting to exact vengeance on The North's First Minister Peter Robinson.

He was clearly scalded by the fact that Mr Robinson and other senior party members concluded, in 2008, that the time of Mr Paisley's departure had arrived.

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