Did anyone see Ian Paisley on Songs of Praise with Eammon Holmes this week? Thought not. Age has mellowed the Big Man. He also accepted a friendly award from the Labour Irish Society yesterday. John Reid had this to say:
"the Reverend Ian wasn't over the moon when he heard the identity of the new secretary of state. "First he'd had a woman (Mo Mowlem), then a gay (Peter Mandelson), then me, a taig."