Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“Peter Robinson’s threat to resign over the fallout from the Downey judgement is bluster.
“Many of the facts surrounding these get out of jail free cards have yet to emerge but it is evident that the Government saw dealing with on the run terrorists as key to getting Stormont back up and running.
“It is a pillar of the Stormont system.
“If Mr Robinson really is outraged about the deals which brought Stormont into being and if Gregory Campbell is genuine when he says this would have been a deal breaker before devolution the question they have to answer is why not pull out now? Why sustain a system founded on such a rotten basis?”