15 January 2010

Is this the face that launched a thousand ships? And sent Northern Ireland back to internecine religious violence?

Iris Robinson

il Smutto
(Italian-language tabloid published by
Agence-Vleeptron Presse, Ciudad Vleeptron)
Lunedì 11 Gennaio 2010


Il sexy-scandalo affonda Robinson
Si dimette il premier nordirlandese


La moglie lo tradiva con un 19enne.
«Ha coperto un prestito al ragazzo»

LONDRA -- Il primo ministro dell’Ulster, Peter Robinson, si è autosospeso dall’incarico per sei settimane, in seguito alle controversie sulla relazione di sua moglie Iris con un diciannovenne, al quale fece avere anche un prestito non dichiarato.

Robinson, che è leader del partito unionista Dup, ha chiesto alla collega Arlene Foster, attualmente ministro locale per le imprese, di prendere il suo posto. La notizia, data all’Assemblea nazionale dell’Ulster dallo speaker William Hay, è giunta poco dopo che Robinson aveva ricevuto una conferma di massimo sostegno dal suo partito. La sospensione, afferma la BBC, dovrebbe durare quanto una possibile inchiesta sul suo operato sul prestito ottenuto dalla moglie, del quale sapeva ma che non dichiarò, come invece impone di fare la legge.

Lo scandalo, da affare familiare - la signora Robinson, 60 anni, deputata al parlamento dell’Ulster, aveva ammesso l’infedeltà e il marito l’aveva pubblicamente perdonata - si è presto trasformato in un caso politico. Un programma della Bbc aveva rivelato che Mrs. Robinson (tutti ormai la chiamano così evocando la matura seduttrice de Il Laureato) aveva ottenuto un prestito di 50.000 sterline per aiutare il giovane Kirk McCambley ad aprirè un caffè.

Mrs. Robinson si sottopone attualmente a cure psichiatriche: dopo la fine della relazione ha detto di aver pensato al suicidio. Peter Robinson dovrebbe rispondere questo pomeriggio al parlamento di Stormont, a Belfast, alle interrogazioni di vari esponenti sulla vicenda.

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Anonymous patfromch said...

Translation (or so, just in case soeone has not been watching the news lately) Northern Ireland's First Minister admitted that his wife Iris (Irisgate) had an affair with a 18yr old kid and attempted suicide later. The british tabloids, even worse than Il Smutto when it comes to owl stretching, must have a field day. Hey, who said that european politics are boring ? Hit it Evan, one can't help but thinking about this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvMFm5nKeUc

Saturday, 16 January, 2010  
Blogger Vleeptron Dude said...

Il Smutto was really unhappy relying on the terrible Robot Translator, so we have taught ourselves fluent Italian to keep up with all the good scandals.

When the affair began, Iris was about 59, and Kirk McCambley was 19 -- don't make it worse than it was. There are also allegations that Iris had an affair with Kirk's father, who died before the BBC broke the scandal.

59 - 19 = 40

If it had just been wild passionate extramarital age-inappropriate Amore, the scandal might not have "grown legs" and threatened to topple the fragile coalition government of Northern Ireland.

But Iris also arranged for £50,000 in loans so her boy toy Kirk could open a cafe -- which, this month, has become the most popular cafe in Northern Ireland, everybody wants a cup of overpriced capuccino at Kirk's Cafe.

Previously, Iris had won a seat in Northern Ireland's Parliament by advocating religious-based Family Values (she and her husband, the former NI First Minister = Prime Minister, have 3 grown children) and politically attacking homosexuals. She is a Protestant, specifically a Methodist.

All of this is going on while Northern Ireland tries to evolve itself politically away from decades of Protestant-vs.-Catholic gun-and-bomb violence, and the "supervision" of the British Army. This process is extremely fragile, and though the sides aren't bombing and shooting as much as they used to, this scandal could throw Northern Ireland back to the Bad Old Days.

And you bet, the British and Irish tabloids are sending Gifts to Heaven for this Wonderful Scandal.

Iris herself seems to be recuperating in a psychiatric hospital somewhere. Anybody can have an extramarital affair, but how often does a little Horizontal Hanky-Panky bring down an entire government and plunge a nation into violence? This is a very ambitious woman!

Grazie for the YouTube !

Saturday, 16 January, 2010  

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