Eamonn McCann takes to Hot Press to tell the truth about a liar.
Would Ian Paisley Jnr and his DUP colleagues opt to gag the Gaelgóirí rather than preventing abortion being introduced in Northern Ireland? The question, asked in the News Letter, led to a denunciation of the journalist – followed by an apology from the man with the corkscrew soul ...
Many will have felt strangely let-down by Ian Paisley’s grovelling apology to News Letter journalist Sam McBride – and by Sam’s dignified acceptance of the hateful wee shite’s mea culpa. (The fact that he’s a misshapen lump of mendacity doesn’t mean he’s not a wee shite. Wee shites come in all shapes and disguises.)
The Ballymena bigot had gotten all uptight when Sam drew attention to the Democratic Unionist Party’s improbable gyrations over abortion and an Irish Language Act.
Nowhere else in the known world could these two issues be entwined. But we are, as they say, where we are – viz. Northern Ireland.
The Paisley nose had been put out of joint by the News Letter man pondering in print whether the DUP would put a higher premium on preventing abortion than on denying official status to the Irish language.
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