Why Paisley backed two anti-monarch rebels…

IAN Paisley must be the last person you’d think would back two women who were drowned at the stake rather than utter the words: ‘God save the King’. But yesterday in Scotland the First Minister told of how his firebrand Protestantism was influenced by the Covenanter martyrs, perhaps another illustration of how the idea of Ulster loyalty to the Crown is a highly conditional form of allegiance.