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Sam Smyth: Same old story in North but with a different cast

Sam Smyth

Published 26/01/2010 | 05:00

TWO weeks ago, Peter Robinson looked like a beaten docket, taking quality time out to care for his ailing, cheating wife while he considered his position as first minister for Northern Ireland.

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Yesterday, he was strutting around Stormont as born-again king, awaiting the Taoiseach and British prime minister, who had dropped everything to meet him.

His ace card was a demand that the Parades Commission be abolished as a pay-off for agreeing to the devolution of policing and justice.

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