Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Crisis in DUP over parades: Peter Robinson, Nigel Dodds and Sammy Wilson strike different tones over ban on march

By Liam Clarke and Chris Kilpatrick

Published 11/07/2013

The DUP has recalled the Assembly as turmoil within the party grows over a ban on an Orange march in Ardoyne.

Senior figures struck a different tone as tensions rose ahead of the Twelfth tomorrow.

North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds was suspended from the Commons after accusing Secretary of State Theresa Villiers of "deliberate deception" over the Parades Commission.

Just hours later DUP leader Peter Robinson revealed that his party had forced a recall of MLAs to Stormont.

But amid warnings of disorder, Sammy Wilson appealed to the Orange Order to do all it could to prevent a return to the chaos of the flag protests.

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph