Ian Paisley has reacted disparagingly to a comment from Michelle O’Neill at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference.
DUP leader Arlene Foster and SF leader Michelle O’Neill are taking part in a Q&A at The Champ Ulster Fry Breakfast in Manchester this morning.
It is a regular fringe event at party conferences.
Mr Paisley, who is in attendance at the event, reacted to a comment from Ms O’Neill where he alleges she said “the North isn’t British”.
He tweeted: ““But the North isn’t British” says SF leader. Hope slips further away ! At Ulster Fry event”
It was claimed by another Twitter user – Brian Horner – that she followed up by saying “Irishness & Britishness should be protected in an equal Ireland”.