Stormont crisis; DUP returns

Contrary to our earlier report, the DUP appear to have walked back in again. At 2 O’Clock this afternoon, Peter Robinson of the DUP addressed the Assembly in his official capacity as Minister for Regional Development.

Update: Here’s the answer:

“DUP leader, Dr Ian Paisley, has pre-empted a move to have assembly business suspended for an emergency debate on recent events by announcing he had lodged a letter with the Speaker of the Assembly, Lord Alderdice. The letter states that Dr Paisley’s ministers would resign from their offices as soon as the Ulster Unionist ministers resigned.”

Looks like there’s a sophisticated game of who can grab the next headline first going on here!