One of the complaints you most often hear about our politicians is that they don’t do enough work to justify their remuneration. So why don’t we take a moment to raise our hats to Ian Paisley Junior?
Baby Doc, as you’ll be aware, represents the people of North Antrim in the Stormont Assembly. He is also a junior minister in the Office of the First and Deputy First Ministers. But is Junior content with merely doing two jobs? No, he is not. Word reaches us that he is also on Papa Doc’s House of Commons payroll as a researcher.
In the present political climate, some may cry nepotism. But surely this is unduly harsh. Shouldn’t we be applauding Baby Doc’s zeal for public service? A man so dedicated that he can manage to work three jobs at once? In the Soviet Union, they would have given him a medal.