Seamus Close, deputy leader of the Alliance Party has slammed Ian Paisley for his comments that he would bring down the talks process.
“Dr Paisley should get real and stop his bluster. Years ago this gentleman told us all he would smash Sinn Fein, destroy the Anglo-Irish agreement etc. Now he claims he is going to destroy the present talks process. I have no doubt that he’ll be as successful with the latter as he was with the former.
“Does Dr Paisley not have one constructive thought in his head? Is it all destructive and negative?”