Let me explain some of the background. We had direct rule in
Until the Good Friday agreement when finally we were given our own government. All of a sudden politicians started to be consumed with education, health, business news. They almost forgot about the old arguments and the DUP even aligned itself with Sinn Fein to battle the beef crisis and give farmers a good deal. Then we had a catastrophe, the whole government was closed down because Special Branch RUC officers stormed Stormont claiming there was a spy ring operating and security details were being passed to the IRA.
I was disgusted, with Peter Hain (one of those in direct rule) with Special Branch with the courts.
This is Le Carre stuff, spy thriller bluff and double bluff. Whatever people say over the next few days we need to get our government back! We have to prise it out of the dirty slimy fingers of Peter Hain.
Let me finish with a quote from Ian Paisley, talking about Peter Hain's refusal to explain why the court case was thrown out of court: