Harsh thoughts on Paisley’s 12th July Speech

Both Brian Feeney (subs needed) and Roy Garland have been analysing Ian Paisely’s 12th July speech. Neither is too impressed. Though Garland believes Paisley may do a deal “so long as followers do not believe he is doing so,” Feeney strikes a more pessimistic tone, concluding that, beyond “trading on the fears of gullible people,” the DUP leaders is “devoid of political thought.”