Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“Once more the Orange Order has made a timely contribution against any temptation by the DUP to secure power with Sinn Fein at the price of conceding legislative advances for the Irish language. Clearly, the Order gets it, that conceding the Sinn Fein demand would hollow out our Britishness and public service as part of Sinn Fein’s long game. As the News Letter editorial again today reminds us there are lines here which must not be crossed.
“Such legitimate concerns are not scaremongering but necessary warnings against being entrapped into another spiral of concessions, or, as some might once have thought of it – feeding the crocodile.”