Northern Irish fundamentalist religious politician Iris Robinson, and her husband, temporarily resigned Northern Irish First Minister Peter Robinson, are getting deeper and deeper into a sexual and financial scandal.
The lyrics of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1968 song Mrs Robinson are here.
After news of Iris Robinson (the wife of the Northern Ireland First Minister) having an extramarital affair became public, a group was set up on Facebook attempting to get the song “Mrs. Robinson” to No.1 in the Official UK Singles Chart for this week via download sales. The chart will be announced on BBC Radio 1’s Chart Show this Sunday.
Also from Wikipedia:
She is a Protestant Pentecostal Christian.
They were the first husband and wife ever to represent Northern Ireland constituencies in Parliament at the same time. …
Comments about homosexuality
In June 2008, shortly after a homophobic attack (involving physical assault) on a gay man in Northern Ireland, she made comments on the BBC Radio Ulster’s Stephen Nolan Show offering to recommend homosexuals to psychiatric counselling. While condemning the attack, she claimed that homosexuality was an “abomination” and it made her feel “sick” and “nauseous”, and offered to refer homosexuals to a psychiatrist she knew. In a subsequent interview, Robinson defended her views and denied prejudice against LGBT people, saying that “just as a murderer can be redeemed by the blood of Christ, so can a homosexual…. If anyone takes issue, they’re taking issue with the word of God”. Her comments were rebuffed by representatives of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Rainbow Project, the Alliance Party, Sinn Féin, and the Social Democratic and Labour Party. The psychiatrist in question, Dr. Paul Miller, later resigned as her “adviser”, and temporarily stood down from his post of consultant psychiatrist at Belfast’s Mater hospital.
Homophobic Iris Robinson resigns from parliament: here.
From British daily The Morning Star:
Who’d have thought being mentally ill would disqualify you from being a Democratic Unionist Party MP? Although I note that being a rabid homophobe didn’t.
Britain: Gay rights campaigners have backed a call for faith schools to put anti-homophobic bullying policies in place: here.
USA: gay marriage animation by Mark Fiore: here.
Police in Belfast reported on Thursday that the wife of Northern Ireland’s first minister is being investigated for allegedly helping to fund the business of a young man that she was having an affair with: here.
Legg probe: love cheat Iris Robinson claimed £1,600 for bed on expenses: here.
The DUP has confirmed that Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson bought a piece of land from a developer for £5: here.
More than half of Britain’s MPs have been ordered to pay back a scandalous £1.1 million following a review into the expenses gravy train: here.