Paisley Junior: SF ‘content’ for paedophiles and gangsters to run writ across NI…

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Oh dear. Speaking in Westminster’s Public Bill committee Ian Paisley Junior has suggested that:

Most of the illegal fuel that arrives in the United Kingdom is laundered in Northern Ireland, in south Armagh. It just so happens that it is laundered by a friend of the leader of Sinn Fein, a Mr Murphy.

“It just so happens that it was his party that blocked this legislation. I do not know if you are getting the coincidence here, but I am picking up something.

“I think that we have to recognise that there is a vested interest by some people who are still wedded to the past – there is a vested interest for them to keep their criminal power intact.

He goes on to make provocative remarks about paedophiles and international gangsters, which has been quickly snapped up by his local political rival in north Antrim, Jim Allister, who asks the politically embarrassing question:

…one does have to ask if he now believes his party made a mistake in going into government with the IRA’s political wing. Does the First Minister agree with the comments of one of his MPs? If he does why does he remain in government with Sinn Fein?

The premise for Mr Paisley’s comments are the blocking positions of the SDLP and Sinn Fein on a proposed move, which from a cursory glance at the legislation appears to be little more than a re-organisation of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency into a new body called the National Crime Agency.

As such it makes little or no sense for the SDLP to be blocking it, or at any rate pushing it as something additional to what already pertains when it clearly isn’t.

Back to Paisley though. Is this a sledgehammer to crack a nut, or a deliberate attempt to stir political trouble for Sinn Fein in Dublin at a time of heightened tension in the Dail?

Either way, Stormont’s one big political glass house. Just be careful with them stones Junior.

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  • Canny See It Sur

    As such it makes little or no sense for the SDLP to be blocking it, or at any rate pushing it as something additional to what already pertains when it clearly isn’t.

    In what way does it make no sense for the SDLP to be opposed to the introduction of the NCA?

    I have to agree wit Ruari’s piece the other day. http://sluggerotoole.com/2013/01/29/has-david-ford-even-read-the-patten-report/

  • Mick Fealty

    In the purely narrow sense that if SOCA was acceptable, what can be the objection to NCA? There are no obvious additionalities that I can see.

  • tacapall

    Mick is this the type of justice that a British controlled NCA would administer. we already have imprisonment with secret information.

    http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2013/01/31/no-compromise-as-govt-pushes-ahead-with-secret-courts

    “No compromise as govt pushes ahead with secret courts”

    As for the paedophiles and international gangsters running wild in our countries maybe Paisley Junior and Allister should read up on “Operation Fairbank”

  • carl marks

    Did I not read somewhere that the DUP give a job to a convicted Peado (done on the quiet i believe) so Ian should be careful a lot of glass in his house.

  • Mick Fealty

    I’d be very very careful on that score. Just because a public figure plays wide boy games, we don’t have to follow suite CM?

    If you read and it is a reputable source, by all means share it. Otherwise, just be careful?

  • David Crookes

    Games are being played. IP is trying to squash the tomatoes of one party in the RoI’s greenhouse. Don’t be surprised if someone from SF starts talking about a local builder (a friend of the leader of another local party) who put up many houses without planning permission.

  • Mick Fealty

    I’ve had an email from one lurker/reader to say I’ve may have missed an important internal angle on this, ie that Paisley may looking to break one or two of Peter’s glass house windows…

  • tacapall

    Unfortunately Mick you cant cut and paste from Exaro’s site \Mick or I would, it would be embarrassing for certain individuals past and present involved in politics here and in Britain for their names or parties they belong to being associated to a guest house where children in care were frequently brought to be abused. But then again same old same old as regards politics and perverts.

  • Mick Fealty

    You want a reference to a good firm of solicitors? Really guys, try to stick to the subject (or refrain entirely), or I will be forced to close the thread entirely…

  • BluesJazz

    Fuel smuggling is a matter for HMRC, a UK wide body with wide ranging powers. However:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21272152

    You have to wonder at the fact no-one appears to be willing to put people behind bars. And HMRC and the Police always discover these plants when no-one is about.

    Just wondering like….

  • BarneyT

    Mick, is the suggestion that Paisley Jnr might make a quest for party leadership at some point? That at one time would have been a rediculous suggestion….not so sure now.

  • David Crookes

    The idea of a whole party perfectly united in harmony behind the Dear Leader is a touching laicism. While PR may be getting on a bit, the notion of dynastic right is still up and running in certain minds.

    Sammy Wilson once felt obliged to put down the Dauphin as ‘a junior member of the party’. Whether he could do such a thing today I don’t know.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if BarneyT was on the money here.

  • carl marks

    from the Belfast telegraph Mick,
    Latest:

    DUP’S new sex shame

    Party official abused teenage girl
    444 2 2158

    Sunday, 24 January 2010

    Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/dups-new-sex-shame-14649966.html#ixzz2JZY8YIbj

    The scandal-rocked DUP last night admitted it has allowed a sex attacker to become a party official.
    Pervert Brian Hutchinson, 42, is now a party treasurer in Armagh even though he repeatedly abused a 15-year-old girl.

    Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/dups-new-sex-shame-14649966.html#ixzz2JZXomLmg

  • carl marks

    BluesJazz
    You have to wonder at the fact no-one appears to be willing to put people behind bars. And HMRC and the Police always discover these plants when no-one is about.

    Just wondering like….

    It is a bit strange on it.
    During Prohibition the feds would have to be seen doing something so every now and then they would raid a warehouse which had alcohol in it but no people, funny how history repeats itself.

  • carl marks

    Young Ian taking over the DUP now that would be interesting, he does not have the charisma or leadership qualities of his Dad, or the political wit of Pete.
    I always thought that he got the Westminster seat because his old man had it before him and it was the name that counted, that and the way that the DUP likes to keep it in the family so to speak.
    I think if he became leader of the party a major split would follow with the fundamentalist wing following Ian.
    Then it would be just a larger version of the TUV resulting in a much more splintered and even less coherent unionism, result Nationalists becoming largest grouping in Stormont with no effective unionist opposition as all those egos fight it out for who is the true voice of unionism.
    You know I like it, Go for it Ian

  • sherdy

    Mick – I suppose people aren’t playing on an even pitch, as you’re so keen to advise your bloggers of their legal responsibilities.
    They are entitled to feel aggrieved that Ian Og is not under the same restrictions when he uses parliamentary privilege, just as his da did for many years.

  • carl marks

    sherdy
    Indeed some of the most disgraceful things that Ian Sr done is his whole career, he done hiding behind the skirts of Parliamentary privilege.
    They were disgusting acts of cowardice about which the man never displayed the decency or courage to repeat them were he would have to defend his utterances.
    In the case of his son there is no reason to believe the apple fell far from the tree, However Mike is right we do not have that protection and even Ian Jr has the right not to libelled.

  • 6crealist

    Interesting, and in the same week that one of Ógie’s DUP colleagues – and a 2010 election candidate – pleaded guilty to involvement in a racist pipe bomb attack:

    http://www.antrimguardian.co.uk/articles/news/31866/smyth-pleads-guilty-to-explosives-charge/

    All is not well in the party’s upper echelons..

  • David Crookes

    Thanks for that link, 6realist. Ernst Roehm would have been proud of such a colleague.

  • carl marks

    Paisley Junior: SF ‘content’ for paedophiles and gangsters to run writ across NI…
    Well all I can say is that’s it SFs fault for going into government with them in the first place.

  • 6crealist

    Ógie spends a lot of his time at Westminster down at the House of Commons firing range: with that, and the opportunity through parliamentary privilege to say things that you wouldn’t otherwise have the balls to, he must be loving it. So I cant see him returning to Stormont in the near future.

  • carl marks

    To be honest i can’t see him moving to Stormont either, in Westminster he can pretty much do or say what he wants, no one really expects any results, as long as he keeps up the constituency work (mainly done by aides i would imagine) and appears in the Ballymena Guardian every now and then that would do him.
    If he took over leadership of the party he would be out of his depth, the party knows it and i suspect he knows it.
    It would be a big risk for him to stand for a safe assembly seat, it would cause major bad feeling among those in it or who think they are lined up for it, and i don’t think he would have the balls to try for a seat that wasn’t guaranteed.
    No Ian will stay where he is snipe at SF and every now and then have a dig at Pete.

  • Boglover

    As variously noted above, strange goings on in the senior echelons of the DUP. I would add the case of Peter’s comments about Attwood over the John Lewis decision;
    “The issue of retail policy is a matter for the whole of the executive to take a decision on, and not just for one minister,” Mr Robinson said.
    “Therefore the intention that was indicated by Alex Attwood in relation to its impact on the John Lewis store is something that the executive will decide on rather than the minister himself.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21200390

  • Granni Trixie

    Talking of dynasties,I read somewhere that PR junior (Gareth?) has resigned as Councillor in Castlereagh “to set up his own communication business”. Anybody know the story? Eg deserting sinking ship ? (Family not party).

  • BluesJazz

    Davy Tweed was a great DUP man up in North Antrim, what’s he up to these days?

    http://www.pacemakerpressintl.com/photo?id=180893&More+Info…=More+Info…

    Salt of the earth etc

  • Jack2

    On the day its announced the NI economy has shrunk by 10% since 2007, the son of a Lord gives us bread and circus’s.
    Its a distraction.

  • Reader

    sherdy: They are entitled to feel aggrieved that Ian Og is not under the same restrictions when he uses parliamentary privilege, just as his da did for many years.
    Not really, all they have to do is get elected. If IPJ can do it, so can you. North Antrim wouldn’t be the obvious seat to go for, though.
    But aside from that – unless Slab wants another go in the courts, has Ian actually said anything that would be actionable if said outside Parliament?

  • saoirsemeansfreedom

    What about the Christian principle of turning the other cheek? Surely Ian Og’s dad must have explained to him the basic Christian tenet of doing to those as you would like to have done to yourself etc.

  • GEF