Fever pitch at Stormont…

David Gordon has a piece on the feverish speculation over the fate of the Robinsons that’s got Stormont in a tizzy. After a day and a half of looking for the cause, I’ve come up with little that’s fit to report, other than the speculation revolves around a Spotlight (not Panorama as previously reported) programme scheduled in two weeks. But no one, and I stress no one, I have spoken knows what’s planned for that programme.

What we do know is that members of Gerry Adams’ kitchen cabinet are telling Eamonn Saturday is crunch time. However, other senior party sources are telling Mark Devenport and Ken Reid that Saturday’s Ard Comhairle meeting is not a big deal. IAt the same time the questions on the one real story we actually do have just keep pilling up for Gerry Adams…

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