According to the BBC report, “after five hours of talks at Downing Street”, Northern Ireland’s new First and deputy First Ministers emerged blinking into the light. Adds Mark Devenport has some more details.
However, Mr Robinson said that the talks should have taken place in Northern Ireland. “I believe an awful lot of what we have done today we should have done back in Belfast and we need to do back in Belfast. The problems are in Northern Ireland, they’re not in London – I think London has enough problems of its own,” he said.
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