I wish I was back home in …….????

A row has erupted after a tourist was informed that no such place existed when looking to purchase a bus ticket to Derry at Belfast Central Station. Billy Armstrong, UUP MLA for Mid-Ulster, found nothing wrong with the behaviour of the Translink employee, comparing it to a tourist requesting a ticket for ‘Belfast’ but asking for ‘Coalisland’ instead on today’s Talkback (5-10 mins in), a remark surely deserving of some less than flattering award…..
Apologies are in order to Billy Armstrong from myself and a visit to the dentist to clear the ears arranged. On Talkback today, Billy did not outline a comparison like that sketched above, but rather used the analogy of asking to visit ‘Island’ when meaning ‘Coalisland.’ Mea culpa Billy.

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