Trouble for Paisley over Ulster Scots.
The recently-elected DUP MP for North Antrim, who took over his father's
seat, told a TV comedy programme about Northern Ireland: "Where I think most people crack up is whenever some people say it was actually a language in its own right. It's not. It's just bad English."
Gaffe-prone Mr Paisley, 43, was talking during a section about accents on BBC One's The Trouble With Northern Ireland.
But Ulster Unionist peer Lord Laird, who has campaigned for the language, which is now officially recognised, accused Paisley of being "incorrect".
He said: "It seems he was entering into the spirit of the programme by trying to be amusing because, with the deepest respect, he's totally incorrect.
"It's regarded by the EU, the Irish Government and the British Government as a language and that's good enough for me."
GAFFE Ian Paisley Jnr
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jul 21, 2010|
|Previous Article:||BUSINESS CLASS; Ulster aerospace industry boost from trade scheme.|
|Next Article:||MUM LIED HUSBAND ABUSED THEIR KIDS; Judge wants Social Services to keep tabs on family.|