Iris Completes The Hat-Trick

The outbreak of Foot in Mouth syndrome (here and here) that has been identified in the Robinson household continues with today’s Belfast Telegraph reporting comments made by the First Minister’s wife and Strangford MP/ MLA, Iris Robinson, comparing homosexuals to child abusers. Her subsequent ‘clarification’ didn’t impress two prominent gay political figures on today’s Talkback either. The original comments carried in the paper: “there can be no viler act, apart from homosexuality and sodomy, than sexually abusing innocent children” (my italics.) And today’s, clarified, comments: ”
“I clearly intended to say that child abuse was worse even than homosexuality and sodomy.” (my italics.) For her part, Mrs. Robinson is claiming to have been ‘misrepresented’ in the Offical Parliamentary Report.
UPDATE: Two of our commenters, Mark Simpson and Sammy Morse, have had it confirmed by Hansard that, after replaying the audio record of the relevant committee meeting, the parliamentary body is satisfied that Iris Robinson has not been misinterpreted by their staff, as she had earlier claimed. Also, leading British parliamentary observer, Iain Dale, has labelled Mrs. Robinson as “the most anti-gay MP in the House of Commons” on his blog here.