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Friday, 15 January 2010

“Here's to you, Mrs Robinson”

Earlier this week, a Facebook group ­– Here’s to you Mrs Robinson for number 1 – was set up in “honour” of the disgraced Northern Ireland politician Iris Robinson, with the aim of getting Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” to number one in the UK singles chart.

People are being urged to purchase the track following revelations that Robinson, a homophobic bigot and self-proclaimed “born-again Christian”, had had an affair with a 19-year-old, Kirk McCambley.

The group has already attracted over 21,000 members, and, reportedly, banners promoting the campaign have been attached to railings outside the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, and other locations around Belfast.

Mrs Robinson made a real nuisance of herself in 2008, while “Mrs. Robinson” was previously a UK Top 5 hit for Simon and Garfunkel in 1968.

The Facebook group description reads:

Lets get the iconic song Mrs Robinson – made famous by the 1960’s hit The Graduate – to number 1 in next Sunday’s chart in honour of Northern Ireland’s disgraced first lady, Iris Robinson. The naughty little minx & hateful bigot!!

The 60-year-old is married to Peter Robinson, who temporarily stepped aside as Northern Ireland Assembly First Minister earlier this week following revelations of his wife’s affair and her alleged unlawful lending to McCamberley.

Robinson caused controversy when she labelled homosexuality an “abomination” and recommended that gay people get psychiatric help! Pink Triangle has blogged about Robinson many times. Click here, to see them all.

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