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Sam Smyth: First Minister has just weeks to save his career

Sam Smyth

Published 12/01/2010 | 05:00

EXPECTING the Westminster and Stormont parliaments to conduct a thorough investigation into the Robinson cash and affair scandals in just six weeks is a big ask.

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The period is the extent of time allowed in legislation for Peter Robinson to temporarily stand down as First Minister.

Inquiries will address questions raised about how Mr Robinson dealt with his wife's financial arrangements with two developers. And crucially if he knew she took £5,000 in cash from her teenage lover.

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