Paisley on old enemies/new friends…

Sue Denham notes in today’s Sunday Times:

The Independent Orange Order is hoping Ian Paisley will address its parade as usual this year. The first minister gave a rousing speech in 2006, saying: “No unionist who is a unionist will go into partnership with IRA-Sinn Fein. They are not fit to be in the government . . . and it will be over our dead bodies that they ever get there.”

Perhaps he could bring his deputy, Martin McGuinness, along to keep him company this year.

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