“I’ll not be here anyway, so it doesn’t matter..”

At the Cedar Lounge, WorldbyStorm picks up on a quote from an Irish Times interview today, by Deaglán de Bréadún, with out-going Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley Snr. [subs req]

Of the future, he says: “I believe that we can live together. We’re not going to have a united Ireland within 50 years or maybe 100 years but then I’ll not be here anyway, so it doesn’t matter.”

And, regardless of what some might say, unless former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s advice is followed, he’s probably not wrong.