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DUP MP Ian Paisley has profile on online platform Cameo

DUP MP Ian Paisley has a profile on an online platform on which former UKIP leader Nigel Farage was recently filmed saying "up the RA".

DUP MP Ian Paisley has a profile on the personalised video-sharing site on which former UKIP leader Nigel Farage was recently filmed saying "up the RA".

Cameo allows people to pay for video messages from a range of celebrities and public figures.

The site made headlines earlier this week when leading Brexiteer Nigel Farage was filmed saying the slogan in a paid-for birthday greeting video. He claimed he was hoaxed into using the phrase as part of a greeting for a man, which had been paid for by his friend.

During the 25-second clip, Mr Farage said: "This message is for Brian, Brexiteer, and I hope you have a great birthday.

"This comes from your good friend, Aidan. Now, it's a bit early in the day so all I’ve got actually is coffee but I hope you enjoy a few pints with the lads tonight. Up the 'RA!".

It is understood the message cost around £73.

A press officer for the former politician said Mr Farage "probably" didn't know the meaning of the phrase, "otherwise he wouldn't have said something like that, would he?".

However, it has also emerged that Ian Paisley has a profile on the personalised video-sharing site, which includes a video of the DUP politician saying: "Hello! I'm Ian Paisley.

"I'm a member of parliament for North Antrim. Send me a message and I might reply".

However, the profile, which does not include any prices, says Mr Paisley "is currently not taking any bookings at this moment".

The DUP were last night contacted for comment.

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