Saturday 25 March 2017

Troubles of the family Robinson

THE Robinson affair has the potential to create a stultifying political stalemate which could ultimately threaten the hard-won peace process. Small surprise that Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness was seeking legal opinion last night on the implications for the offices of first and deputy first minister.

Even as he vigorously denies any wrongdoing, in the wake of the 'Spotlight' investigation the political position of Peter Robinson is precarious.

His suggestion that a senior counsel give an opinion on whether he has a case to answer may not be enough to placate his critics and buy him the time to which he clearly feels entitled.

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