View Full Version : Ian Paisley has died

12-09-2014, 18:08
a colorful, controversial and powerful figure indeed.


most of the time bellowed, that's what he was known for, for many years. But times, and he, had changed....

12-09-2014, 18:32
He was a bigot and a firebrand sectarian who revelled in the attempts to crush the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland and opposed powersharing for decades

Never in my lifetime has one person so individually contributed towards the fomenting of outright hatred and distrust between communities in Ireland

12-09-2014, 18:41
“They breed like rabbits and multiply like vermin” — talking about Catholics at a loyalist rally in 1969.

He opposed powersharing, conciliation and heaped scorn on Catholic communities and the Irish people for decades. So, I know what I'll be toasting to this weekend