“We did get the promise that something would be done.”

Whilst we wait to see if the DUP MP William McCrea follows through on the implications of his comments in the Commons, and joins MEP Jim Allister in resigning from the party, there was an even more intriguing comment – lacking a response, so far – from the DUP leader Ian Paisley in the middle of this BBC report

He said they had raised with Sinn Fein the issue of the killing of Belfast man Robert McCartney, and said: “We did get the promise that something would be done.”

Previously the McCartney family had rejected a particular, offered, action.