When does Iris actually resign?

Jim Allister made an important point on the Nolan Show this morning that Peter Robinson can ‘resign’ his wife automatically since in 2007 he insisted all his MLAs sign resignation letters in advance so that if they went off piste he could remotely pull the trigger… Allister was obviously trying to pile the pressure on Robinson, but it does actually put the timing of his wife’s departure back in the hands of the First Minister….

For the record, Mrs Robinson is on her way to Chamonix for a winter holiday next week…

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