Overheard in Belfast…

Mark Simpson was back in town this morning doing a piece to camera outside the City Hall for BBC News 24 this morning. In interview with Ian Paisley this morning the octogenerian leader of the DUP was heard clearly to say that he was ‘having a great erection’. Slugger somehow doubts that one will make it to air. However Simpson himself was later heard to remark that it was a clear indication that ‘the Doc’ had clearly ‘not gone soft..

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