You have to hand it to DUP leader and co First Minister Peter Robinson, he knows who his real political enemies are - Unionists.
There have been angry exchanges in the assembly chamber between First Minister Peter Robinson and Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister. Mr Allister was questioning Mr Robinson about what he termed the DUP’s “u-turn” on the Maze peace centre. Mr Robinson then accused Mr Allister of being prepared to do business with republicans, as executor of a will, over the sale of property in Fermanagh. Mr Allister said he was neither the executor nor beneficiary of any will.
Now, the DUP leader has some interesting history on the topic of property.
First Minister Peter Robinson is facing increasing pressure to explain why he failed to declare land on the House of Commons register he bought for £5 from a property developer friend. The deal allowed Mr Robinson and his wife Iris to sell part of their back garden for almost £460,000.
How fortunate. Naturally buying land for a £5 is perfectly legal, normal and in no way concerning
Then there was this…
A property developer from whom Peter Robinson’s wife Iris obtained £25,000 for her teenage lover, once donated money to her party the DUP, it has emerged.
Naturally, property developers just wanted to donate ££££ TENS of thousands to the DUP for no return. They are cuddly guy and generous to the core.
Did you know that before he developed his political career, Robinson worked in property?
As for the scurrilous allegations against Jim Allister, all I can say is that knowing a little of the background, they are truly appalling and demonstrative of a very cruel mindset, Much as one expects from Robinson and his hateful cabal.
Here is the truth of the matter, a rare thing at Stormont;
“The facts of this matter, which frankly is largely private family business, are as follows:-“My wife’s brother, who owned a farm in County Fermanagh, sadly died last year. He had made a will some years ago with then practising local solicitor, Arlene Foster. The content of which was not revealed till after his death. It transpired he had appointed a nephew as executor with instructions to sell the farm and divide the proceeds between six named beneficiaries, of which my wife is one.“I am neither the executor, nor a beneficiary.“Yet, today Mr Robinson took it upon himself – as a diversion from answering my Question about his welcome Maze u-turn – to use Assembly privilege to allege that I as executor had secretly sold this land to republicans. Naturally, I protested that this was an absolute falsehood.“Immediately OFMDFM Question Time was over I went to Mr Robinson’s room and confronted him with the truth. I asked him to be man enough to come to the House and withdraw his false allegation.”