Daddy's boy..?

ANNE Cadwallader interviews Ian Paisley Jr in Daily Ireland. She finds many parallels between him and his father, who Junior will always be defined against, but are they really such comparable personalities? One interesting note is how Ian Jr doesn’t deny reports that he wrote his father’s “sackcloth and ashes” speech, which some have said scuppered last year’s political deal.

In response, Paisley says: “That is a widely held view out there. I do my job. It if attracts adverse publicity, so be it. There’s no point in disputing these matters. I am not going to thump the table.”