Our beloved government would not have been able to secure the passage of legislation designed to restrict the activities of one group of religious extremists (Muslim terrorists) without the help of another group of religious extremists (the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland).
Today, we have witnessed of the greatest trivialisations of our heritage that our history might just have ever seen - the individual's ancient liberty to be free of harrassment from the state has descended to the same level of political importance as a deal between the Labour Party and the DUP over Ulster's water rates.
When that old demon Paisley was shouting 'No Surrender!', we didn't realise that he and his disciples would be quite so willing to surrender the liberties that they were famously unwilling to extend to their fellow citizens. I guess that the cry that all lovers of British liberty should take up in the face of this tawdry, shitty, godawful, crappy wee deal is one which might be familiar to the followers of the Rt. Hon. Rev. Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley -
'Never! Never! Never! Never!'