Wednesday, 26 February 2014

"Peter Robinson quit threat over IRA Hyde Park bomb case"

From the BBC:

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has threatened to resign unless there is a judicial inquiry into secret letters given to more than 180 Irish republican paramilitary suspects.

In 2009, Mr Robinson was deeply hurt and embarrassed when secret letters came to light which his wife sent to various property developers on behalf of her young lover.

The DUP leader said he was not prepared to remain as first minister in a power-sharing government "kept in the dark" about such an important matter. It is rumoured that he did not like being "kept in the dark" by his wife either.

He was speaking after the trial of Donegal man John Downey collapsed. Unlike his marriage, which rather surprisingly did not collapse.

Downey denied killing four soldiers in the 1982 IRA Hyde Park bombing. It is not known how whether his wife had any affairs with soldiers and if so, whether the liaisons took place in Hyde Park.


Ben Jamin' said...

She's not leaving much to the imagination in her photo is she?

The Mail gets to the heart of the matter.

"Their incomes have led to many trappings of luxury. They own homes in Belfast, east London and Florida worth more than £1.3m. "

Mark Wadsworth said...

Bj, do you mean the camel toe?

As to their assets, that was Major and later Blair's whole strategy, just buy off the top few dozen natters on each side. It's an expensive strategy but it saves lives.

Bayard said...

Reminds me of the parody of the Simon and Garfunkel song, which starts: "So here's to you Mrs Robinson, Peter loves you more than you will know...."