Friday, January 12, 2007

Red flag

One reason why Gerry Adams should have perhaps been a bit suspicious about the statement that Ian Paisley was supposed to release on New Year's Day in support of his moves to endorse policing was that the statement contained a matter-of-fact reference --

The words needed are those contained in the Ard Chomhairle motion.

Because Paisley had fairly recently objected to the such usages ("I cannot pronounce these so-called Irish words; I am an Ulsterman"). Was the text was written by a handler and never cleared with Paisley first?