Allister hits out at Paisley as DUP wrangling continues

DUP MEP, Jim Allister, has hit out at party leader Ian Paisley for issuing the crucial ‘clarification’ statement Friday afternoon, after pressure from Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British PM Tony Blair following his earlier decision to omit a crucial part of an agreed text during his Assembly speech.

Allister is quoted in the Sunday Times as saying, “I thought the statement in the assembly was good and that is where the matter should have been left. I didn’t understand the need to change the content of it.” Alister further accused his party leader of causing amibiguity over the matter.