On Slugger’s cautious approach…

There’s lots of little snippets of gossip on the net, on some of the ancillary detail of this story. There is even an appreciation page on Facebook to one of the people being touted as Iris Robinson’s lover (98 fans last I looked). David Cochrane on Politics.ie has lots of little bits and pieces on the story and Twitter is full of wit and comment. We’re holding fire till the programme’s gone live…

If you are in Siberia (at least one of our readers is!!) where you can’t get Spotlight, I’ll be tweeting the programme live at www.twitter.com/mickfealty… In the meantime, if you haven’t seen it, there’s a really good discussion on Vincent Browne from last night… in which Lisa Marie Berry makes some particularly telling points about the mental health aspect of this… It starts from about 28 mins in…

Update: The Guardian names Iris Robinson’s lover as Kirk McCambley… Update to the Update: And now that is confirmed, have a look at Bobballs piece just before the programme starts

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