Damaging the family brand?

Whilst the BBC report Ian Paisley Jnr’s claim that he has not damaged the “Paisley brand”, in the Belfast Telegraph David Gordon tells us that the Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley Snr is facing a House of Commons standards inquiry over Westminster-funded payments to his politician son – a payment Paisley Jnr reveals to be between £9,000 and £11,000 per annum – and a possible second inquiry over Paisley Snr’s lobbying on behalf of Seymour Sweeney’s Causeway plans. The use of public funds to pay the mortgage of their joint constituency offices is also reported to be the subject of an Assembly standards complaint.