Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Villiers attack misses target

Theresa Villiers stumbled in the Commons last week by accusing Vernon Coaker, until recently her Labour shadow, of being "barely seen in Northern Ireland during what was a very difficult parading season". His replacement Ivan Lewis hit back, to loud hear hears from local MPs. "There are very few politicians who, when they leave a job, receive such widespread acclaim," he said. Sammy Wilson also spoke up for Vernon's "enthusiasm, zeal, passion and a concern for people".

 

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