You've gotta Mo when to Mowlam…

It was fun watching Ian Paisley Jr trying to find something nice to say about the late Mo Mowlam on Newsnight last night. He would have been better off keeping his mouth shut. Mind you, keeping one's mouth shut is hardly a family trait.

Junior is clearly being groomed to take over the reins of the Democratic Unionist Party once the old man finally goes to shout at that great (protestant) pulpit in the sky. Fair enough, I suppose: he's got the same name, the same accent, and the same obnoxious views. All he needs to do now is get someone to give him a back-street ordination, start calling himself Reverend, and receive an honourary doctorate from a friend's joey christian fundamentalist university. Then he'll be ready to wear the sash his father wore.

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