WHY does Jeffrey Donaldson MP do it? Why does he allow himself to be humiliated in this way?
For months, the DUP has hidden Jeffrey away in Westminster. Then, all of a sudden, the DUP has a massive U-turn to announce. Does any MLA or DUP Executive minister appear? No. The DUP wheels out Jeffrey and he is the patsy that tells us the DUP got it completely wrong over the Maze.
Ultimately the political volte-face is to be welcomed -- even it is has to be delivered by Jeffrey, the MP for Lagan Valley.
Portadown, Co Armagh