Paisley jnr, Andrew Marr and a case of mistaken identity

Guido  flashed it,  so to speak. Then Quentin Letts, a graduate of TCD and therefore qualified to comment on all things Irish north and south picked it up in his sketch.

Mr Paisley rose. Tall fella. He has his father’s shoulders and skull-shape and Northern Irish accent. As I say, the larynx does not yet have the entrancing, papery creak but it is still a strong, clear voice, the Ulster uplift giving it a tone of disbelief.

He asked Mrs Miller if she was truly convinced that attitudes at the BBC had changed since Savile’s day.

‘Just a matter of weeks ago,’ he said, ‘We had one of their senior “talent” caught in photographs in the grip of a young woman with his hands down her trousers in a public place and gets away with it with nothing more than a shrug of the shoulders and a silly excuse. Is the culture really changing?’

He was referring, lest you forget, to that photograph of Andrew Marr lunging at a female BBC colleague in a Soho street late at night, slipping a flattened hand down the back of her jeans to have a right old rummage. The House listened to Mr Paisley with exquisite horror

But then the subs on the Independent boobed by surmounting a picture of Daddy over Andy MacSmith’s comment. Will Lord Bannside sue?  After all, he  has never been guilty of publicity seeking for its own sake, has he?

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  • Spooky – you got there 8 mins ahead of my post with the same quotes and the same whoops by the Indie. I’ll add the video!

  • andnowwhat

    T he headline for that video could have been put better. That really would have been a story 🙂

  • “Guido flashed it .. the Independent boobed

    Time for a cold shower, Brian. Can I recommend you take one too? 🙂

  • Rory Carr

    The question arises then whether Paisley was acting the gallant in defence of outraged maidenhood or acting as lobby-fodder for commercial broadcasting interests.

  • Jack2

    I love the DUP’s hypocrisy on these matters.

    The first Lady takes a teenage boy into her martial bed and its off limits.

    Methinks the poster boy for nepotism Ian Junior, should tread a little more carefully around peoples bedrooms.

  • “her martial bed and its off limits”

    Like the typo, Jack2. Which ‘martial arts’ have you got in mind? 😉

  • Charlie Sheens PR guru


    As Billy Connolly used to say:

    “She’s got a black belt in Karma Sutra!”

    Is this what slugger’s come to, adolescent sniggers at words? At least it’s progress from whataboutery!

  • Charlie, this is a fun-themed thread – so ‘calm down dear’. PS Doesn’t your moniker have a strong whiff of the adolescent?

  • HeinzGuderian

    Ayeee csprg….away and wash yer moniker out !!! 😉

  • Charlie Sheens PR guru

    Err…. guys wind yer necks in, I was saying that with tongue planted firmly in cheek!

    I preceded it with: “She’s got a black belt in Karma Sutra!”

    Aye think ye’s both need to calm down!!

    Let’s have a few more to show it’s a bit of fun!

  • Charlie Sheens PR guru

    “Paisley makes Marr the butt of jokes”

    I’ll get me coat….

    Actually my coat anticipated that and has already left!

  • Charlie, you stuck yer neck out 😉

  • Charlie Sheens PR guru

    Took one for the team :-p

  • Right, Charlie 🙂

  • babyface finlayson

    Marr’s in conjunction with uranus?

  • sherdy

    Maybe Junior was just envious that the hand in question wasn’t his.

  • Jack2

    Perhaps he feels inferior as Dad was know round the world as “Big” Ian.

  • aquifer

    At one point a few senior DUP bodies seemed to be fattening their jowls and booming their voice hoping to follow the master, but junior has it in the genes.