The city-centre is dead, half the town is away, several roads are blocked by angry bigots and I'm being kept awake at night by sirens and helicopters. But hey, Orangefest is great! Tension is sooo relaxing.
He was doing exactly what the nationalist community said unionist leaders should do, in that he was calling for the violence to stop. Obviously, someone disagreed with him...
Nigel Dodds talks out of both sides of his mouth. At the same time as he was trying to tactically distance from the inevitable violence he'd helped to wind up, he was trying to bully the PSNI and the Secretary of State into allowing the parade through. He got exactly what was coming to him, better still from one of his own drunken followers - and it couldn't have happened to a nastier bit of work.
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