Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Paisley heirs offer Irish territory for defunct nuclear weapons

House of Commons exchange during David Cameron's statement on ISIL and defence spending --

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley) (DUP): With support for the Union in Northern Ireland growing ever stronger, may I help to assuage the concerns of the right hon. Member for Moray (Angus Robertson, SNP) by saying that we have lots of loughs and lots of ports, and that if the Government ever need a new home for Trident [nuclear submarines], Ulster is there? 

 The Prime Minister: I know that the right hon. Member for Lagan Valley (Mr Donaldson) and I are united as one in hoping it never comes to that.

It was nice of Mr Donaldson to offer various parts of Ireland, including Donegal, as a home for potential evictees from Scotland.

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