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Julian Smith: 'I miss so many things about Northern Ireland... not least the Ulster fries and tray bakes'


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Former NI Secretary of State Julian Smith

Former NI Secretary of State Julian Smith

Former NI Secretary of State Julian Smith

Northern Ireland is accustomed to Secretaries of State who can't wait to catch the first plane home when their time is up and never set foot in the place again, but not this one.

A year ago today, Julian Smith was appointed to the job, only to be spectacularly sacked 204 days later. Now, he's on his way back.

Much to the disappointment of his legion of fans across the divide, it won't be to return to office in Stormont House.