Ian Paisley criticised for comments on return to House of Commons

DUP MP Ian Paisley has come in for criticism for his remarks upon returning to the House of Commons after his suspension.

In this week’s Ballymena Guardian he said: “I have taken what I still consider to be a severe punishment on the chin and I also think many a smaller man would have crumbled.”

Ian Paisley

Ian Paisley

TUV leader Jim Allister said his comment was inappropriate and showed “absolutely no remorse”.

Mr Paisley declined to respond.