Chalk and cheese

Nevin (thanks!) highlights an anecdote in a Sunday Times comment piece..

The Orange Order met for the first time on Friday with the US organisation the Brehon Law Society. Staunchly pro-nationalist, the society presented the order with a report of what it claimed were instances of anti-Catholic behaviour by the order’s supporters at various parades. What was described as a heated exchange followed, prompting the Rev Mervyn Gibson, former chair of the Loyalist Commission, to remark he’d rather meet with residents of the Short Strand than the society ever again. Ouch!