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Anti-gay Iris Robinson fined for car crash

PinkNews.co.uk Staff Writer February 2, 2011

The homophobic former DUP MP Iris Robinson has been fined £200 for causing a car crash.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, she was also given three penalty points after admitting driving without due care and attention

The incident happened in October 2009, just a few months before she resigned as an MP over the storm around her teenaged lover.

Mrs Robinson, now 61, had helped 19-year-old Kirk McCambley buy business premises in her constituency.

She attempted suicide after admitting the affair to her husband, Northern Ireland’s first minister Peter Robinson.

A court heard that she had driven her car into the side of a driver as he tried to turn right at a junction near her family home in Castlereagh.

No major injuries were caused and her defence said she had suffered a momentary lapse in concentration.

Mrs Robinson was not in court and has withdrawn from public life since the story of her affair broke.

The deeply religious Christian was seen as a hypocrite for her affair with Mr McCambley – who was young enough to be her grandson – because of her homophobic views.

In the past, she has called homosexuality an “abomination”, compared to it to paedophilia and suggested gays and lesbians can be “cured”.

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