Mr Robinson, who supports the retention of the prison hospital, and some H-Block cells where ten republican prisoners died on hunger strike in 1981, appears to have caved in to hard-line unionists.
The Orange Order, the TUV and the UUP have all called for the H-Block cells to be demolished.
Such demands have shades of the Nazis trying to destroy the Auschwitz and Treblinka concentration camps in attempts to white-wash history.
Would the South African government be permitted to destroy Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned?
With this Maze u-turn Peter Robinson has ‘imprisoned’ himself and left the key with the Orange Order, the traditional Unionist voice and the Ulster Unionist Party.