Strange bedfellows in Ballymena…

IT was reported in the Tele (not online) how the new power-sharing arrangement in Ballymena managed two unite political enemies in the voting. No, not the DUP and SDLP, but Continuity DUP (ie, those hardliners who recently resigned from the party) and Sinn Fein, neither of whom would vote for Maurice Mills for Mayor and PJ McAvoy for his Deputy. Former rugby player and ex-DUP councillor Davy Tweed – who used to stand for the Irish national anthem when he played for Ireland – voted for the UUP’s James Currie, as he was “less of a traitor” than the DUP. Funnily enough, when Davy was mingling with loyalist terrorists at the anti-Catholic Harryville protest ,which Currie bravely took a stand again, Currie was a hate figure for Tweed.

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