Allister challenges Mervyn Storey and North Antrim DUP on GAA
Statement by TUV Leader Jim Allister:-
"With Cllr Ian Stevenson taking the DUP's engagement with gaelic games to a new level, by now declaring he will stand and honour the 'Soldier's Song' on his further mission to support Loughgiel hurlers, the question now is whether DUP members in North Antrim, who have been muttering disapprovingly of the Mayor's actions, will publicly say what they are saying privately.
"I challenge local MLA Mervyn Storey to say where he stands on this issue. Is he with Cllr Stevenson - if so, maybe he'll even go with him - or is he against such political posturing and pandering?
"I know the progressive trend in the DUP's embracing of all things gaelic - to the point where they can now stand for the Soldier's Song - is causing unease at grassroots level. It's time the party's elected representatives in the constituency declared themselves.
"The lyrics of the 'Soldier's Songs' make its espousal of violence against the British very clear. It glorifies rebellion. If Cllr Stevenson and the DUP are now comfortable to honour it, then it says all one needs to know about 'Nua DUP'.