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Mrs. Robinson: Northern Ireland's Own Sex Scandal (First Minister's Wife Cuckolded Him...)
Time ^ | Friday, Jan. 08, 2010 | Bryan Coll

Posted on 01/08/2010 9:04:06 PM PST by nickcarraway

The Lock Keeper's Inn outside Belfast is an attractive but otherwise unremarkable café. Serving up the usual Northern Irish fare of sausage rolls and stew, it's a place to stop for a quiet coffee after walking along the nearby riverbank. A world away, it would seem, from the bitter feuds of Northern Irish politics. But following a series of remarkable revelations this week, the inn is at the center of a scandal that could threaten the career of Northern Ireland's top politician.

On Thursday, a BBC television program called Spotlight issued a report accusing First Minister Peter Robinson's wife Iris of breaking the law by failing to disclose her financial interest in a 2008 business deal that helped launch the café. The report alleged that Iris Robinson — then aged 59 and, like her husband, a well-known politician in Northern Ireland — had obtained $80,000 from two property developers for a 19-year-old man, Kirk McCambley, with whom she had been having an affair. According to the report, the teenager allegedly used most of the money to set up the café but saved $8,000 to give back to his lover, the appropriately named Mrs. Robinson.

The revelation followed a series of other disclosures about the Robinsons' private lives over the past couple of weeks. On Dec. 28, Iris Robinson, who currently serves in both the British Parliament and Northern Ireland assembly, announced she would be ending her 20-year political career, saying she had been suffering from "serious bouts of depression." Then, on Jan. 6, a handful of television journalists were invited to meet Peter Robinson at his home outside Belfast. Robinson, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Northern Ireland's largest political party, is known for his clinical, dispassionate public image.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cornuto; cuckold; northernireland; politics

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Being a wronged spouse helps you if your a woman not a man. (Polls showed the more Bill Clinton's extramarital activities were mentioned, the better Hillary Clinton did in her 2000 Senate race)

1 posted on 01/08/2010 9:04:07 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Guilty. Maybe

2 posted on 01/08/2010 9:12:07 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit. There are sober people in Africa!)
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To: nickcarraway
Assuming a sultry, lilting Irish accent, I'm going to have to go with a not guilty verdict...


3 posted on 01/08/2010 9:12:47 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway; Lazamataz

Cougars on the loose!!!


4 posted on 01/08/2010 9:14:27 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Joe 6-pack

What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson???


5 posted on 01/08/2010 9:27:36 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: llevrok

She looks less guilty in post #3.


6 posted on 01/08/2010 9:29:06 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: llevrok

Oh,,LOL...I Love your tagline!

My parents always told me to think of the starving millions in China when trying to force me to eat.


7 posted on 01/08/2010 9:30:55 PM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

For 59, that is seriously not guilty.


8 posted on 01/08/2010 9:31:32 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Joe 6-pack

Good grief, she reminds me of my time in the UK. She’s got that British chick look... I suppose that in her case, it’s a British cougar look. In my experience, shamefully guilty until the third round at the pub and then it’s “oh what the hell.”


9 posted on 01/08/2010 9:32:07 PM PST by upstanding
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To: CaptainK

Me, her, and a bar of Irish Spring and I’ll
let you know a verdict.


10 posted on 01/08/2010 9:32:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: upstanding
"In my experience, shamefully guilty until the third round at the pub and then it’s “oh what the hell.”

Indeed. In as much as the offense took place overseas, I didn't think it fair to apply the standards of American jurisprudence ;-)

11 posted on 01/08/2010 9:34:01 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

NOT GUILTY


12 posted on 01/08/2010 9:35:00 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Aye. What happens in Glasgow stays in Glasgow!

A humorous note about Miss Cuckold: British gays apparently hate her as she stated that homosexuality is more vile than child abuse. Now, 19 is not a child, but whoah nelly.

13 posted on 01/08/2010 9:36:39 PM PST by upstanding
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To: llevrok

For 59 - not guilty by any measure.


14 posted on 01/08/2010 9:39:17 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Joe 6-pack

As me dear old Irish granny would have said of this one, “Ye brazen hussy I’ll give ye me belt!’’.


15 posted on 01/08/2010 9:40:09 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: fr_freak

I concur with your expert analysis....


16 posted on 01/08/2010 9:41:29 PM PST by clintonh8r (Proud member of America's "cadre of prickly conservatives.")
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To: nickcarraway

59 looks fine to me now that I’m 54, but when I was 19, attractiveness started tapering off at 35, with 40 being the limit.


17 posted on 01/08/2010 9:54:24 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: upstanding
she stated that homosexuality is more vile than child abuse

No. Close, though.

18 posted on 01/08/2010 9:56:11 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: nickcarraway; Tax-chick

I heard about the Celtic Tiger but now we have the Irish Cougar!


19 posted on 01/08/2010 10:12:05 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Older than me but a good looking lady.

Not Guilty.


20 posted on 01/08/2010 10:20:52 PM PST by ryan71 (TERM LIMITS)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Assuming a sultry, lilting Irish accent, I'm going to have to go with a not guilty verdict...

Using an old Irish term, I'd have a go at her too,

21 posted on 01/08/2010 10:47:49 PM PST by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Over 40, they don't smell, they don't tell.... and they are appreciative as hell !

:)

22 posted on 01/08/2010 10:49:23 PM PST by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I notice the lusty wench is wearing a big gold cross on her neck. I wonder if she takes it off when she cuckolds her husband.


23 posted on 01/09/2010 3:36:24 AM PST by Malesherbes (Sauve qui peut)
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To: Incorrigible; Colosis; Black Line; Cucullain; SomeguyfromIreland; Youngblood; Fergal; Cian; ...

Ireland ping!

Tacky, tacky, tacky ...


24 posted on 01/09/2010 3:49:01 AM PST by Tax-chick (Spend it while you can, money's contraband. You can't take it with you when you go.)
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To: Tax-chick
Please add me to the Ireland ping list, t.c.

Cheers!

25 posted on 01/09/2010 6:40:59 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.http://home.tia)
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To: grey_whiskers

Done! Welcome, on behalf of Irish_Thatcherite. I’ll have to email the dear boy and see what he thinks about this ;-).


26 posted on 01/09/2010 7:16:31 AM PST by Tax-chick (Spend it while you can, money's contraband. You can't take it with you when you go.)
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To: Tax-chick
As usual I marvel that these women have the time and energy for an affair.

It's all I can do to keep one man happy. Two would be exhausting!

27 posted on 01/09/2010 7:42:47 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Oh, I agree! If I were going to betray my husband, it would be with a library ;-), or running away to Anguilla with the baby. Another man - no wai!


28 posted on 01/09/2010 9:29:21 AM PST by Tax-chick (Spend it while you can, money's contraband. You can't take it with you when you go.)
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