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Anti-gay MP Iris Robinson and husband tried to claim twice for same expenses bill

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  1. Christian morality in action.

  2. Richard Brennan 15 May 2009, 7:47pm

    Let’s hope this vile person loses her seat at the next election.

  3. Think I’ll email her and ask her what the page is in the bible that says “Thou shall not steal.”

  4. Bravo – Ivan, Richard Brennan, Wossname

    . . . thought I would hout your wisdom louder

    Christian morality in action . . . does she not know the ten commandments

    O dear . . . caught with her hands in the

    Vile Vile vile . . . person


  6. Lying and defrauding the electorate for Jesus! what a surprise….

  7. Simon Murphy 16 May 2009, 3:39am

    Send them an email:

    “Hi Iris and Peter,

    One of the 10 commandments is ‘thou shalt not steal’

    Between you, you stole £30,000 from taxpayers for food in parliamentary expenses over the past 4 years. You also stole £160,000 in mortgage interest payments between 2004 and 2008.

    Now considering that you Mrs Robinson used the bible to condemn homosexuality as an ‘abomination’ last year, please confirm that you regard your own lying, cheating, dishonest thieving behaviour as an ‘abomination’

    When will this money be repaid?

    People who steal and cheat have no place in public office. Your religion forbids it. As a result you should resign.

    When will you resign?

    Or is your religion tolerant of theft?

    Yours sincerely

  8. Simon Murphy

    . . . thanks for these addresses and the e-mail template . . . I will send a response today

  9. When it comes to expenses claims ….Cornish Liberal Democrat MP Andrew George is NO better as this charming little video co-produced by a former homeless Cornish gay youth shows…

  10. Chris Bryant MP. Mmmmmmmmmm, aghhhhhhh!

    The deputy leader of the House of Commons “flipped” his second home twice in two years, allowing him to claim almost £20,000 for renovations and fees.

  11. Ian Laughlin 16 May 2009, 6:39pm

    With hostility for politicians at an all time high, perhaps there is scope for bringing down a few of the homophobic ones at the next General Election. In Robinson’s case, we are dealing with Strangford constituency, where a marked unionist position means that Iris holds a 13,000 majority over her nearest rival. Robinson represents the Democractic Unionist Party – Ian Paisley’s organisation. The rightist Ulster Unionist Party came second in 2005, followed by the centrist Alliance Party, the centre-left Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and the Conservatives. Sinn Fein in Strangford took under 1000 votes. The aggregate of all the non-DUP candidates at 2005 still comes to 4000 votes short of Robinson’s Mugabe-style majority, which is possibly why she feels able to stick two fingers up not only at minorities, but now to her hard-working constituents as well.

    I would suggest that to end the hegemony of Robinson, her corruption needs to be used by the UUP at the next election. The Ulster Unionists would still seem to be the single party most likely to challenge her next time.

  12. Vee wrote
    “Chris Bryant MP. Mmmmmmmmmm, aghhhhhhh!
    The deputy leader of the House of Commons “flipped” his second home twice in two years, allowing him to claim almost £20,000 for renovations and fees.”

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    This is a discussion about Iris Robinson MP
    We now know your views on Chris Bryant MP
    What are your views on Iris Robinson MP?

  13. The Daily Telegraph yesterday published claims the £64,000-a-year ex-clergyman switched his “second” home and claimed £13,000 for renovations, repairs and appliances in 2004. But he tried to claim £58,000.

    In April 2005 he flipped his expenses to his West London flat, which he bought for £400,000 in April 2002. He claimed £630 a month for mortgage interest and bills.

    He sold the flat 15 months later making £77,000 profit and bought another property for £670,000.

    Mr Bryant immediately flipped his expenses there. In total, he has claimed £92,415 in second home expenses since 2004.

    His angry constituents yesterday condemned his claims.

  14. gay people are evil but fraud is godly.

    since theres no chance in hell these… poeple will be voted out is there a way to make it illegal for them to stand for parliament?

  15. theotherone 17 May 2009, 7:01pm

    it mus be her reward for being hetrosexual

  16. Vee . . . I will say this again

    This is a discussion about Iris Robinson MP

    We now know your views on Chris Bryant MP . . . thanks for fleshing them out further and the addtional information.

    . . . but what are your views on Iris Robinson MP?

  17. theotherone 17 May 2009, 9:24pm

    all these arguments about chris bryant are meaning my joke is going unread.

    oh well.

    it wasn’t a good joke anyway but it deserved a chance at life…

  18. Am I right in thinking that in Sharia Law you are stoned to death for being homosexual…AND theft…?

    If so, Iris, luv, this isn’t Woolies; no pik ‘n’ mix…


  19. #16 & #18………..Theotherone..

    Don’t take on so, luvvie..!
    I read it and I appreciated it…I know I’m not much but I may be all you have…!
    I loved your likkle wheeze.
    SALFORD……….hahahaha….The CAPTCHA security thingy that we have to copy to be able to send this rubbish off.?
    With me…?
    Well, to be able to send this partic. piece crap off from me was ‘the’….’outed’
    Oh well..I tried…!

  20. theotherone 18 May 2009, 7:47pm

    you shouldn’t have read it keith, you should just have laughed at moralists acting in an imoral way

  21. Ciaran McMahon 19 May 2009, 6:49am

    Keith, Vee is one of those sad little men who think they’re doing some “good” in here by their puerile comments…. only god and their doctor knows why.

    …alas, they’re also usually pretty stupid people. We havn’t seen a smart homophobe yet in here, have we? That’s why he can’t figure out the difference between Ms. Robinson, and Mr. Bryant. These kind usually have trouble with letters and words, especially complex ones over 3 letters (hence the use of a three letter name for himself, in which two of the letters are the same… makes it very easy for him), due to the fact they limit their reading just to the bible. A silly book, by all accounts, and we all know the bible doesn’t promote intelligent people… just hypocrites, it seems.

  22. Sister Mary Clarence 20 May 2009, 10:20pm

    Simon – did you get a reply to your email yet?

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