Jim Alllister made a reasonable start to his solo career at Stormont yesterday. It even brought about an old fashioned Paisleyite manoeuvre from Peter Robinson displacing him from his key place in front of the camera just at the moment when he referred to the DUP’s lost conscience.
But Shane, a commenter on the Irish Election Literature blog has noted the similarity between the TUV’s election strapline “Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right” and a quote widely attributed to Daniel O’Connell, “Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong.”
Hmmm… An impeccable reference Jim… I suspect you’ll need to scale that cross community appeal up a few more notches before the next election…
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