Wednesday 21 March 2018

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

Sam Smyth

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.

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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