Robinson: Inquiry means I don’t need to resign

First Minister Peter Robinson speaks outside Stormont Castle, Belfast, surrounded by DUP party colleagues.

First Minister Peter Robinson speaks outside Stormont Castle, Belfast, surrounded by DUP party colleagues.

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First Minister Peter Robinson has lifted his threat to resign over the controversy about on the run republicans after accepting the terms of a judicial review into the issue announced by the Prime Minister.

The DUP leader stepped back from the brink after claiming assurances he had received from the Government about letters sent to more than 180 individuals – advising them they could return to Northern Ireland without fear of prosecution – had rendered them effectively “worthless”.

In response to David Cameron’s announcement yesterday afternoon, Mr Robinson said: “I very much welcome the judge-led inquiry that he announced and I am happy with the terms of reference that have since been set out in the Government statement.”

 

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