Thursday, 11 June 2009

The Rt Hon Ian Paisley MP

Clearly there is bitter and deep-rooted personal enmity between two politicians in Northern Ireland, namely Ian Paisley and Jim Allister. Paisley has effectively challenged Allister to a political duel on his home territory of North Antrim.

Without prejudice whatsoever, I feel the time has come for Ian Paisley to accept a life Peerage and join his loving wife, the Baroness Paisley, in the Upper House. Naturally he has always been a very strong character, fiercely independent in many ways; not predisposed to accept the counsel of others gladly.

Surely it's time for Ian Paisley to announce his retirement as a Member of Parliament?


oneill said...

If he were 20 or even 10 years younger perhaps the HOl would have benefitted from another Paisley Peerage.

Now, I don't think mentally he's firing on all cylinders now to be brutally honest.

Timothy Belmont said...

Indeed. He ought to have retired gracefully before issuing more ultimatums and throwing down gauntlets to others.