ORANGEMAN David McNarry – who wants the Parades Commission abolished – went ballistic and stormed out of a BBC studio last Sunday when it was suggested that he had previously applied to be a member (not Chair, as I indicated in the first post). Since then, however, Mr McNarry has NOT denied that he applied for the position of Chair of the Parades Commission. So did the Parades Commission’s arch-critic once want the top job in the quango, or not? The facts are that he left the studio before he could answer and he has only denied applying to be a member in the meantime. I think we should be told…All McNarry has said so far was in a brief story carried (offline) by the Belfast Telegraph:
UUP man storms out of BBC
By Kathryn Torney
THE UUP’s David McNarry said last night he does not regret walking out of a radio show yesterday.
Mr McNarry stormed out of Radio Ulster’s Seven Days politics programme following comments made by Rev Brian Kennaway during a discussion about the Parades Commission.
The Rev Kennaway had referred to a newspaper article which alleged that Mr McNarry had applied to be a member of the commission.
Speaking afterwards, Mr McNarry said he had been very annoyed by the claims, which he described as “absolutely not true”.