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DUP might like to send Ian Paisley to North Korea

By Lindy McDowell

Strangford DUP MP Jim Shannon wants to send the Teletubbies to Pyongyang. As May McFetridge might have put it, some would say North Korea has suffered enough.

But Jim is backing a Commons motion calling for BBC programmes to be extended to the land of Kim Jung Un on the grounds that it could help promote "belief in democracy".

Maybe the DUP could be doing with a bit more Tinky Winky diplomacy at party HQ? Signs from there this week would suggest that it isn't Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po they'd like to export right away to North Korea. But their own former Dear Leader ...

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