The recent statements from Peter Robinson exhibit an interesting contrast in his thinking.
It appears he cannot cause the PIRA leader from Londonderry any embarrassment without a counterbalancing statement to justify his new enlightenment.
How much longer will it be before he will be telling us the PIRA's murder campaign is really a figment of unionist imagination?
Has he, or his erstwhile leader, apologised for their conduct to the families of the late Terence O'Neill and Bill Craig?
Ballymena, Co Antrim