Another deafening DUP silence over offensive Paisley post’ – McGuigan

Philip McGuigan
Philip McGuigan

NORTH Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has criticised the ‘deafening silence’ of the DUP leadership over a tweet by local MP Ian Paisley.

The DUP MP provoked a big reaction when he retweeted a post which linked notorious paedophile Jimmy Savile to the EU Remain campaign.

He subsequently deactivated his Twitter account.

Mr McGuigan said: “This was a grossly insensitive and offensive attack from Ian Paisley but it doesn’t surprise me that there has been another deafening silence from his party leadership on the matter.

“We saw a similar approach from the DUP hierarchy over the various scandals Ian Paisley has been involved in and we can only imagine what it’s going to take before his party takes definitive action against an MP who is a constant embarrassment and an occasional disgrace.”

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