Donaldson mentions a ‘young man’…

Just been on Talkback where David Gordon, Stephen King and myself stood around in the metaphorical corridor speculating on what exactly the BBC Spotlight programme… In the run up, Jeffrey Donaldson mentioned a ‘young man’… referring to the man Iris had had the affair with…

Speculation in the rumour mill on this has been rife on this and I pretty sure several of the names people have mentioned to me are not the right target (warning: speculation on this can be very dangerous indeed)…

But Jeffrey’s denials that he knew his identity ring somewhat hollow… (as the DUP press office denials that there was anything happening up at Dundela were yesterday…) One thing is sure, this drip, drip, drip effect is not good for anyone involved…

Update: I’m suspending the comments. I know people are having great fun, but there are statements being made that are going to land people in trouble. I’ve gone to great lengths to keep this story in proportion… so, I am reluctantly closing the thread down until we can get a moderation team scrambled…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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