Caesar's wife must be above reproach
Rev Ian Paisley 'beyond fury' over Robinson sleaze as stories of Iris's affairs mount up.
While Paisley shares Iris Robinson's religious objections to homosexuality, he is said to be deeply disturbed that she was lecturing others while committing adultery.
Peter Tatchell hits back at "hyprocrite MP" Iris Robinson
“I’m sorry for the pain that Iris Robinson has suffered but she’s a hypocrite. Even now, despite her own adultery, she expresses no regret for her harsh, judgemental moralising against gay people. She is sad and two-faced.
It is terrible that Iris Robinson has been driven to attempted suicide and a mental breakdown. I feel very sorry for her. But it is a great pity that this painful experience has not softened her heart towards the suffering of lesbians and gay men.
Even now, she expresses no regret for her harsh, judgemental moralising against gay people. Iris seems as unforgiving as ever. She’s still unrepentant about her homophobia.”
Meanwhile, Iris Robinson is said to be "receiving acute psychiatric treatment" and calls for her husband to resign are reaching a critical level.
- Lord Trimble: Peter Robinson "can no longer deliver as first minister"
- Rev David McIlveen, close friend of Paisley: Peter Robinson's position is "untenable"
- Willy Frazer, FAIR: "Peter Robinson must resign. It's time to rebuild the credibility of unionist politicians."
Whoever said that politicians' private lives were entirely their own business has never sold a tabloid newspaper.